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There are 8 ways to get from Sicily to Athens by plane, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, train, ferry or car

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Fly from Trapani

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Athens (ATH)

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Fly from Catania

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Athens (ATH)

Fly from Palermo

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Athens (ATH)

Car ferry to Malta, fly

  1. Take the car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta
  2. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Athens (ATH)

Bus and ferry, Bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari
  2. Take the Bus from Bari to Struga
  3. Take the bus from Prrenjas to Athens

Train, ferry, Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Bari Porto
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

Bus and ferry, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari Porto
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Take the bus from Durrës to Athens

Drive, ferry, car ferry

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Bari
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Athens

Trapani (TPS) to Athens (ATH) flights

The flight time between Trapani (TPS) and Athens (ATH) is around 5h 54m and covers a distance of around 1004 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 32m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 25m. Services are operated by Ryanair, Alba Star, Aegean Airlines and others. Typically eight flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 22m
Layover time:
2h 32m
Total time:
5h 54m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 25m
Flight distance:
1004 km
Flights per week:
8
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
203 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:55
Last flight departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trapani (TPS) to Athens (ATH) flight schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Athens is to fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Athens is to fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 4h 44m.

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The distance between Sicily and Athens is 842 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Athens without a car is to train and ferry and Bus and car ferry which takes 32h 49m and costs €130 - €330.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Sicily to Athens, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Trapani Airport to Athens Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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Athens is 1h ahead of Sicily. It is currently 4:28 PM in Sicily and 5:28 PM in Athens.

Aegean Airlines, Sky Express, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Trapani Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 689+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Trapani Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs €23 - €28.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Athens.
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  • Distance: 842 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Athens, Greece?

Ryanair, Alba Star and three other airlines fly from Marsala to Athens once daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trapani to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Pisa, Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €170
Flights from Malta to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trapani to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Trapani to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Flights from Malta to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Trapani to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €500
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Trapani to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €280
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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Bari to Struga
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Prrenjas to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Durrës to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€32
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Pozzallo to Valletta
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€81 - €82
Aircraft-type seats
€91 - €92
2 bed inside cabin
€228 - €229
3 bed outside cabin
€190 - €230
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€100 - €110
Outside cabin 2 beds
€114

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