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There are 9 ways to get from Sanremo to Sicily by train, plane, bus, car, ferry or bus and ferry

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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Train to Genoa, fly to Palermo  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Genova Sestri Ponen.
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

€41 - €243

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Train, train to Turin, fly to Palermo  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Savona
  2. Take the train from Savona to Torino Porta Nuova
  3. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Palermo (PMO) TRN - PMO

€28 - €164

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Train to Genoa, fly to Catania  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Genova Sestri Ponen.
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA

€41 - €202

Bus to Nice, fly to Catania  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Sanremo to Nice Airport
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Catania (CTA) NCE - CTA

€59 - €213

Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

€29 - €98

Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

€44 - €172

Train  •  22h 5m

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini Fr
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€99 - €306

Drive, ferry  •  22h 8m

  1. Drive from Sanremo to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€94 - €166

Bus, bus and ferry  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Sanremo Autostazione to Villa San Giovani Antibes
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

€92 - €114

Sanremo to Sicily by train

The train journey time between Sanremo and Sicily is around 29h 56m and covers a distance of around 1689 km. The fastest train normally takes 29h 47m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Thello and others, the Sanremo to Sicily train service departs from Sanremo and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
29h 56m
Fastest train time:
29h 47m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€109
Carbon emissions:
89 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:12
Last train departs at:
14:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sanremo to Sicily train schedules

Sanremo → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Sanremo to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €29 - €100 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Sanremo to Sicily is to bus and fly which costs €55 - €220 and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sanremo to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Sanremo Autostazione and arriving at Palermo via Villa San Giovanni and Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sanremo to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Sanremo and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Genova P.Za Principe, Milano Rogoredo, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 5m.

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The distance between Sanremo and Sicily is 876 km.

The best way to get from Sanremo to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 22h 5m and costs €95 - €310.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Sanremo to Sicily, including transfers.

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Sanremo to Sicily bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, depart from Sanremo Autostazione station.

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Sanremo to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Sanremo station.

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The quickest flight from Genoa Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Sanremo to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 876.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

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

You can take a train from Sanremo to Palermo via Genova P.Za Principe, Milano Rogoredo, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 22h 5m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €100
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €190
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €420
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €190
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €90
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €120
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €130
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €230
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 Sanremo to Genova Sestri Ponen.
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Savona to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €21
Train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €19
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 Sanremo to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Train from Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
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
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Thello
Train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
1st Class
€60 - €90
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Bus operators
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 Sanremo to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
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
Ferry operators

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

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