There are 12 ways to get from Sicily to Bologna by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus 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

38€ - 236€

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Fly Palermo to Bologna  •  3h 45m

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

31€ - 158€

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Fly Trapani to Bologna  •  3h 24m

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

94€ - 342€

Fly Catania to Florence, train  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Florence (FLR) CTA - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

60€ - 210€

Fly Catania to Pisa, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Pisa (PSA) CTA - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

43€ - 230€

Fly Palermo to Verona, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Verona (VRN) PMO - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale

37€ - 281€

Fly Palermo to Pisa, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Pisa (PSA) PMO - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

38€ - 192€

Train, car ferry  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Re / ...
  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 Bologna Centrale Fr / ...

78€ - 278€

Train  •  15h 22m

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

39€ - 213€

Bus and ferry  •  18h 34m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Bologna

56€ - 86€

Bus  •  19h 12m

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

56€ - 81€

Car ferry, drive  •  21h 14m

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

76€ - 121€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 19h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to fly which costs 35€ - 240€ 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 via Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 34m.

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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 Centrale via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 22m.

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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 46m and costs 75€ - 280€.

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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 Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli 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 35€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 220€ and takes 15h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 19h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 803.3 km
  • 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 22m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Trapani to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 420€
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Catania to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from Palermo to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 420€
Flights from Palermo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 410€
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 320€
Flights from Trapani to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Flights from Catania to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Palermo to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Flights from Palermo to Verona via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 80€
Base Premium
70€ - 100€
Train from Napoli Afragola to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
28€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
28€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
7€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
13€ - 16€
Base 1st Class
22€ - 25€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
10€ - 13€
Base 2nd Class
23€ - 28€
Base 1st Class
35€ - 39€
Train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
25€ - 35€
Base 2nd Class
70€ - 90€
Base 1st Class
100€ - 115€
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
13€ - 17€
Base 2nd Class
35€ - 45€
Base 1st Class
51€ - 56€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Bologna
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Book at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
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
55€ - 80€
Website
Baltour
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
25€ - 40€
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 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
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 Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Bologna station.

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

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

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