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There are 8 ways to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily by plane, bus and ferry, train, bus, car ferry, car or ferry

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Fly to Palermo  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Palermo (PMO) FCO - PMO

€22 - €134

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Fly to Catania  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Catania (CTA) FCO - CTA

€15 - €103

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Fly to Comiso  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Comiso (CIY) FCO - CIY

€68 - €290

Fly to Trapani  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Trapani (TPS) FCO - TPS

€62 - €311

Bus and ferry  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Messina Piazza della Repubblica Milano
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

€48 - €96

Train  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€53 - €87

Bus, car ferry  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Ciampino Airport Arrivals Terminal to Naples Metropark Naples Metropark - Rome Fiumicino Airport Terminal 3 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

€40 - €76

Drive, ferry  •  15h 6m

  1. Drive from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

€57 - €127

Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily by bus and bus and ferry

The journey time between Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) and Sicily is around 37h and covers a distance of around 979 km. The fastest journey normally takes 37h. Operated by FlixBus, Prontobus and Autoservizi Salemi Srl, the Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily service departs from Rome Ciampino Airport and arrives in Palermo. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
37h
Fastest journey time:
37h
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€48
Carbon emissions:
150 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:45
Last service departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily bus and bus and ferry schedules

Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily is to fly which costs €15 - €110 and takes 3h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily is to fly which costs €65 - €290 and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Rome Ciampino Airport and arriving at Palermo via Roma Tiburtina and Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 10m.

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The distance between Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) and Sicily is 487 km.

The best way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 14h 10m and costs €45 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily, including transfers.

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Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 48m and costs €22 - €140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €90 and takes 14h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 487 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

What companies run services between Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA), Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair and Alitalia fly from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Palermo every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Palermo via Rome Tiburtina Bus station, Roma Tiburtina, and Messina Piazza della Repubblica in around 14h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Rome to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €90
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€8 - €70
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Rome to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €95
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Fiumicino Express
Phone
+39 3913998081
Website
fiumicinoexpress.com
Bus from Rome Ciampino Airport Arrivals Terminal to Naples Metropark
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30
Website
Fiumicino Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Ciampino Airport to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Tirrenia
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci

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Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Rome Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs €5 - €28.

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