There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Sicily by plane, ferry, train, car 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 Palermo  •  3 h 38 min

  1. FCO - PMO

$44 - $165

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to Catania  •  3 h 24 min

  1. FCO - CTA

$36 - $161

8 alternative options

Fly Rome to Trapani  •  4 h 3 min

  1. FCO - TPS

$100 - $302

Fly Rome to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  5 h 19 min

  1. FCO - REG

$78 - $402

Fly Rome to Comiso  •  4 h 33 min

  1. FCO - CIY

$42 - $387

Fly Rome Ciampino to Comiso  •  4 h 25 min

  1. CIA - CIY

$96 - $704

Train, car ferry  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fa
  2. Rv / ...

$94 - $178

Drive, ferry  •  10 h 24 min

$144 - $205

Train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Ic

$91 - $117

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 19 min

$93 - $150

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair fly from Rome to Palermo hourly. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome to Palermo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $120 and the journey takes 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $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 Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Messina
Ave. Duration
8 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 Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - Via Oreto
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
$11 - $15
Schedules at
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
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rome and Sicily is 500 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 24 min and costs 30€ - 140€.

No, there is no direct train from Rome to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 7 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Regione Siciliana - De Saliba via Messina - Piazza della Repubblica and Regione Siciliana - Paratore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Rome to Sicily, including transfers.