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There are 7 ways to get from Sicily to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus, night train, car ferry or car

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Fly Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Cheapest option

Fly Catania to Eindhoven, train

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Eindhoven (EIN)
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

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Fly Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Milan Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Palermo to Livorno
  2. Drive from Livorno to Amsterdam

Sicily to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Sicily and Amsterdam is around 36h 31m and covers a distance of around 2822 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 5m. The fastest train normally takes 35h 39m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Sicily to Amsterdam train service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
25h 25m
Layover time:
11h 5m
Total time:
36h 31m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
35h 39m
Train distance:
2822 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
148 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:52
Last train departs at:
06:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Amsterdam train schedules

Italy → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Chile, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Eswatini, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kosovo, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Eswatini, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, India, Israel, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Czech Republic, Malta and Poland
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Amsterdam is to fly and train which costs €45 - €200 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Amsterdam is to fly which costs €65 - €230 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Palermo Viale Lazio and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Torino Porta Susa, Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 16m.

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The distance between Sicily and Amsterdam is 1795 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 30h 16m and costs €310 - €650.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Sicily to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Sicily to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo Viale Lazio station.

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Sicily to Amsterdam train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 5h 40m and costs €65 - €230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €310 - €650 and takes 30h 16m, you could also bus, which costs €110 - €170 and takes 39h.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 1795 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

KLM, Transavia Holland and seven other airlines fly from Catania to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Amsterdam via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Torino Porta Susa, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 30h 16m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €650
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €380
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €240
Flights from Catania to Eindhoven via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €360
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Amsterdam Schiphol via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €550
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Eindhoven via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €1200
Flights from Catania to Eindhoven via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €1200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Palermo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€650 - €2500
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€24 - €35
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 Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
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 Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
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
Night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
13h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€200 - €450
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€200 - €280
1st Class
€330 - €450
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Palermo to Livorno
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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