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

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Fly Rome to Palermo  •  3h 54m

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

$38 - $163

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Fly Rome to Catania  •  3h 40m

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

$37 - $160

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Fly Rome to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  4h 55m

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

$71 - $399

Fly Rome to Trapani  •  4h 17m

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

$100 - $301

Fly Rome to Comiso  •  4h 28m

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

$44 - $390

Fly Rome Ciampino to Comiso  •  4h 25m

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

$98 - $708

Drive, ferry  •  10h 24m

  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  •  11h 55m

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

$55 - $95

Train  •  12h 20m

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

$90 - $114

Bus  •  13h 44m

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

$154 - $224

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3h 40m.

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

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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 12h 20m.

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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 11h 55m and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m 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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Rome to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs 30€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 12h 20m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 13h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 312.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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 4 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 11h 39m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rome to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Rome to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Flights from Rome to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
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
11h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $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
11h 55m
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
12h
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
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
eng.libertylines.it
Ferry from Naples to Ustica
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
libertylines.it
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Ferry from Ustica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
siremar.it

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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 to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Rome to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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