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There are 9 ways to get from Sicily to Florence by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, ferry or car

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Fly Catania to Florence  •  3h 1m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Florence (FLR) CTA - FLR

74€ - 255€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  16h 33m

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

56€ - 81€

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Fly Palermo to Florence  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Florence (FLR) PMO - FLR

65€ - 217€

Fly Catania to Pisa, bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Pisa (PSA) CTA - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Fly Palermo to Pisa, bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Pisa (PSA) PMO - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Fly Catania to Bologna, train  •  4h 36m

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

61€ - 235€

Train  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

67€ - 153€

Ferry, drive  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Florence

75€ - 161€

Bus  •  18h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo, Palermo to Florence, Florence N597

58€ - 73€

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Florence is to bus which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 18h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Florence is to fly which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Florence. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Florence via Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Florence. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 43m.

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The distance between Sicily and Florence is 731 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Florence without a car is to train which takes 14h 43m and costs 65€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Sicily to Florence, including transfers.

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Sicily to Florence bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli station.

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Florence is to fly which takes 3h 1m and costs 70€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 14h 43m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 18h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Florence.
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  • Distance: 730.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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

Air Dolomiti, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Catania to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Florence via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini in around 14h 43m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Palermo to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Flights from Catania to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Palermo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 170€
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 370€
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 320€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from Palermo to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Florence
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo, Palermo to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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Sicily to Florence bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Florence station.

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Sicily to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Air Dolomiti, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Sicily to Florence train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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There are 7690+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to shuttle which takes 2 min and costs .

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