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There are 5 ways to get from Sicily to Bianco by bus, train, ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus via Messina

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Bianco

4 alternative options

Train, 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 train from Reggio Calabria C.Le to Bianco

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Reggio Calabria C.Le to Bianco

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Bianco

Drive, 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 Bianco

Sicily to Bianco by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Sicily and Bianco is around 8h 1m and covers a distance of around 323 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 7m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 28m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Blue Jet and others, the Sicily to Bianco service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Bianco. Typically 31 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 54m
Layover time:
3h 7m
Total time:
8h 1m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 28m
Journey distance:
323 km
Services per week:
31
Cheapest price:
€25
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:52
Last service departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Bianco train, walk and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Bianco is to bus via Messina which costs €19 - €29 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Bianco is to drive and ferry which costs €40 - €65 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Bianco. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Bianco via Messina - Piazza della Repubblica and Villa San Giovanni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 3m.

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The distance between Sicily and Bianco is 184 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Bianco without a car is to bus via Messina which takes 7h 3m and costs €19 - €29.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Sicily to Bianco, including transfers.

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Sicily to Bianco bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Bianco is to bus via Messina which takes 7h 3m and costs €19 - €29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €21 - €70 and takes 8h 41m.

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Sicily to Bianco bus services, operated by Autolinee Federico, arrive at Bianco station.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Bianco. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Bianco.
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  • Distance: 183.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Bianco, Calabria, Italy?

You can take a bus from Palermo to Bianco via Messina Piazza della Repubblica, Messina - Piazza della Repubblica, and Villa San Giovanni in around 7h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Bianco via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna, Palermo Centrale, Villa S.Giovanni, and Reggio Calabria C.Le in around 8h 41m.

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
Train from Reggio Calabria C.Le to Bianco
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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
Train from Palermo Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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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Ferry operators
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

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