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Fly Edinburgh to Palermo  •  9h 10m

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

€32 - €173

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Fly Edinburgh to Catania  •  8h 33m

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

€33 - €172

Fly Aberdeen to Catania  •  8h 17m

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

€115 - €480

Fly Glasgow to Catania  •  8h 43m

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

€36 - €188

Fly Glasgow to Palermo  •  9h 15m

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

€35 - €189

Fly Inverness to Catania  •  9h 12m

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

€128 - €511

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€313 - €819

Train, bus and ferry, night train  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€347 - €840

Bus  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Milan 473
  4. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo

€140 - €185

Train, bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Legnica
  3. Take the bus from Legnica to Palermo

€182 - €670

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Sicily is to fly which costs £28 - £150 and takes 8h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Sicily is to fly which costs £95 - £410 and takes 8h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Milan and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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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 which takes 2 days 5h and costs £260 - £700.

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It takes approximately 9h 10m to get from Scotland to Sicily, including transfers.

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Scotland to Sicily bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Sicily is to fly which takes 9h 10m and costs £27 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £160 and takes 2 days 6h.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Scotland to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 2524.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 10m

What companies run services between Scotland and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair, easyJet and nine other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Palermo via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London Victoria Coach Station, London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Milan, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 6h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Eindhoven, Pisa
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Dublin, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Inverness to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Inverness to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Belfast (Aldergrove), Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via Bristol
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Glasgow to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Inverness to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €490
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Palermo via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Train operators
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €500
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€65 - €95
Anytime Day Single
€220 - €320
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€350 - €500
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Milan
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria to Legnica
Ave. Duration
20h 26m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Legnica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
39h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 7:05 PM in Scotland and 8:05 PM in Sicily.

Edelweiss Air, Swiss, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 42+ 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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