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There are 10 ways to get from Sicily to Bologna by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and 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.

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Fly Catania to Bologna  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bologna (BLQ) CTA - BLQ

$39 - $257

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Fly Palermo to Bologna  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bologna (BLQ) PMO - BLQ

$34 - $169

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Fly Trapani to Bologna  •  3h 24m

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Bologna (BLQ) TPS - BLQ

$108 - $383

Fly Catania to Florence, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Florence (FLR) CTA - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale

$76 - $201

Fly Catania to Verona, train  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Verona (VRN) CTA - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$73 - $267

Train, car ferry  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola Fa
  4. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$116 - $253

Train  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$121 - $178

Bus  •  19h 12m

  1. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs Baltour

$61 - $91

Bus and ferry  •  19h 18m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Bologna

$66 - $96

Car ferry, drive  •  20h 3m

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

$85 - $131

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 19h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to fly which costs 30€ - 230€ and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs via PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 12m.

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The distance between Sicily and Bologna is 803 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Bologna without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 13h 23m and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Sicily to Bologna, including transfers.

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Sicily to Bologna bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to fly which takes 3h 5m and costs 30€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 15h 12m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 19h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 502 miles
  • Duration: 3h 5m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Catania to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Bologna via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini in around 15h 12m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Catania to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Catania to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Trapani to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Catania to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Baltour
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Bologna
Ave. Duration
17h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Sicily to Bologna bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs station.

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Sicily to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1626+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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