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.

Recommended option

Fly Palermo to Bologna  •  3 h 32 min

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

$38 - $171

Cheapest option

Fly Catania to Bologna  •  3 h 4 min

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

$37 - $258

8 alternative options

Fly Catania to Florence, train  •  3 h 45 min

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

$73 - $206

Fly Palermo to Venice, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Venice (VCE) PMO - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$85 - $286

Fly Palermo to Pisa, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Pisa (PSA) PMO - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$57 - $196

Fly Palermo to Verona, train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$46 - $281

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 15 min

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

$121 - $238

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Bologna

$97 - $147

Car ferry, drive  •  20 h 3 min

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

$90 - $141

Car ferry, bus  •  24 h 7 min

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

$78 - $113

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

Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Palermo to Bologna every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Palermo to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Malta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Palermo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Palermo to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Palermo to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Palermo to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Palermo to Verona via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Malta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palermo to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Livorno to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30
Grimaldi Lines

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sicily and Bologna is 803 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to fly which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 30€ - 230€.

No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Regione Siciliana - Bernini and arriving at Bologna via Palermo - Via Oreto and Catania. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Sicily to Bologna, including transfers.