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There are 11 ways to get from Scotland to Sicily by plane, train, bus, ferry, night train or night bus

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Fly Edinburgh to Palermo

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Palermo (PMO)

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Fly Edinburgh to Catania

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Catania (CTA)

Fly Glasgow to Catania

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Catania (CTA)

Fly Aberdeen to Catania

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Catania (CTA)

Fly Glasgow to Palermo

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Palermo (PMO)

Fly Inverness to Catania

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Catania (CTA)

Train, bus, ferry via Strasbourg

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile
  3. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
  4. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

Train, bus, night train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
  4. Take the night bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Palermo Terminal Bus

Scotland to Sicily by bus

5 Weekly Buses
2 days 9h Average Duration
€150 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Sicily is to fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 8h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Sicily is to fly which costs £30 - £220 and takes 7h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Manchester, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Milan Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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The distance between Scotland and Sicily is 2525 km.

The best way to get from Scotland to Sicily without a car is to train and bus and ferry via Strasbourg which takes 2 days 4h and costs £260 - £700.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Scotland to Sicily, including transfers.

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Scotland to Sicily bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Sicily is to fly which takes 7h 10m and costs £30 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £120 - £200 and takes 2 days 9h.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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Scotland to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello station.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 2524.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

What companies run services between Scotland and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair and easyJet fly from Edinburgh to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Palermo via Manchester, Paris, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Milan Lampugnano, Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Verona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Verona
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Dublin, Turin
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Charleroi, Pisa
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Bristol
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Inverness to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €900
Flights from Inverness to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Inverness to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Inverness to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€270 - €550
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €550
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €850
Flights from Inverness to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from Inverness to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €400
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €900
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€70 - €380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Train operators
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
12h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Nightjet
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
RegioJet
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Genoa
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Genoa
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester to Paris
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria, London Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Blablabus
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €29
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria, London Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €45
Website
Megabus UK
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Union Ivkoni
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
National Express
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Night bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Palermo Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Itabus
Ferry operators

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 8:12 AM in Scotland and 9:12 AM in Sicily.

easyJet and Ryanair offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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