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

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 Florence  •  2 h 59 min

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

$59 - $177

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Fly Palermo to Pisa, train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$37 - $170

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Fly Palermo to Florence  •  3 h 36 min

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

$59 - $189

Fly Catania to Pisa, train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Pisa (PSA) CTA - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$39 - $208

Fly Catania to Bologna, train  •  4 h 7 min

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

$52 - $309

Fly Palermo to Bologna, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$47 - $221

Train  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$92 - $168

Bus and ferry  •  17 h 56 min

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

$66 - $96

Carferry, drive  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Take the carferry from Palermo to Livorno
  2. Drive from Livorno to Florence

$69 - $107

Bus  •  20 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza Baltour

$63 - $88

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Florence. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Florence via Palermo Stazione Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 56 min.

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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.Maria Novella via Palermo Centrale and Napoli Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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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 13 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min 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 Stazione Centrale 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 2 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Florence.
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  • Distance: 456.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

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

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 Napoli Centrale in around 13 h 40 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Palermo to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Catania to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Palermo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Palermo to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Train operators
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Florence
Ave. Duration
16 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines

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

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

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There are 5432+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs .

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