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There are 12 ways to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car ferry

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Fly Genoa to Palermo  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

€35 - €235

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  6h 39m

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

€20 - €127

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Fly Genoa to Catania  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA

€35 - €194

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Comiso  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Pavia
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Comiso (CIY) LIN - CIY

€101 - €297

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Pavia
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

€50 - €161

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Catania  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Pavia
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Catania (CTA) LIN - CTA

€45 - €210

Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  6h 29m

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

€35 - €201

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trapani  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Pavia
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trapani (TPS) LIN - TPS

€80 - €188

Train  •  18h 56m

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Firenze Rifredi Fb
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€87 - €224

Ferry  •  21h 7m

  1. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€81 - €148

Bus, bus and ferry  •  24h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica Baltour
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

€60 - €86

Train, car ferry  •  24h 41m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

€63 - €139

Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily by train

The train journey time between Santa Margherita Ligure and Sicily is around 36h 47m and covers a distance of around 1347 km. The fastest train normally takes 36h 47m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily train service departs from S.Margherita L.-Port and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
36h 47m
Fastest train time:
36h 47m
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€88
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:12
Last train departs at:
07:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily train schedules

Santa Margherita Ligure → Sicily
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The cost-effective way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily is to train and fly, which costs €20 - €130 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily is to fly which costs €35 - €200 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Villa Scelga and arriving at Palermo via Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps and Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily. However, there are services departing from S.Margherita L.-Port and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Rapallo, Firenze Rifredi, Firenze S.M.N., Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 56m.

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The distance between Santa Margherita Ligure and Sicily is 857 km.

The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 18h 56m and costs €85 - €230.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily, including transfers.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Rapallo station.

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The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs €35 - €240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €230 and takes 18h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 856.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Volotea and Alitalia fly from Santa Margherita Ligure to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Palermo via Rapallo, Firenze Rifredi, Firenze S.M.N., Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 18h 56m.

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 Milan Linate to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Milan Linate to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €410
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
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
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €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 Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €700
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
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €270
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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Pavia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Train from Chiavari to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
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
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Pavia
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
Train from Chiavari to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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 Chiavari to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Rapallo to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Baltour
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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Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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