There are 9 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 Catania to Bologna  •  3 h 6 min

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

$38 - $258

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Fly Palermo to Bologna  •  3 h 19 min

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

$99 - $257

Fly Catania to Florence, train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$74 - $208

Fly Palermo to Pisa, train  •  5 h 4 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

$118 - $283

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 27 min

  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 Bologna C.Le Fr

$100 - $253

Train  •  15 h 29 min

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

$126 - $178

Bus  •  19 h 12 min

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

$67 - $92

Bus and ferry  •  19 h 18 min

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

$72 - $97

Car ferry, drive  •  20 h 3 min

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

$90 - $141

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 19 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Bologna is to fly which costs 30€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 6 min.

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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 19 h 12 min.

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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 15 h 29 min.

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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 13 h 27 min and costs 85€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min 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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Map of how to get from Sicily to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 502 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

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

Alitalia, Ryanair and two other airlines 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 15 h 29 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Palermo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
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.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Afragola Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.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
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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
11 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Bologna
Ave. Duration
17 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45
Grimaldi Lines

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