There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, car, bus and ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Rome to Catania  •  3 h 53 min

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

$37 - $161

9 alternative options

Fly Rome to Palermo, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Palermo (PMO) FCO - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo

$45 - $169

Fly Rome to Trapani  •  4 h 17 min

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

$100 - $302

Fly Rome to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Reggio Calabria (REG) FCO - REG
  2. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$77 - $401

Fly Rome to Comiso  •  4 h 33 min

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

$42 - $387

Fly Rome Ciampino to Comiso  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Comiso (CIY) CIA - CIY

$96 - $704

Drive, ferry  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ustica
  3. Take the ferry from Ustica to Palermo

$144 - $205

Bus and ferry  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$55 - $95

Train  •  12 h 8 min

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

$92 - $115

Bus  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

$154 - $224

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Palermo. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 11 h 55 min.

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The distance between Rome and Sicily is 500 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 11 h 55 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Rome to Sicily, including transfers.

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Rome to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 12 h 8 min, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 13 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 312.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair fly from Rome to Catania hourly. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome to Palermo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $120 and the journey takes 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Rome to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Rome to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$2 - $4
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Phone
0923.873813
Email
callcenter@libertylines.it
Website
libertylines.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
eng.libertylines.it
Ferry from Naples to Ustica
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
libertylines.it
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Ferry from Ustica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
siremar.it

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