There are 11 ways to get from Sicily to Florence by plane, train, car ferry, bus and 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.

Recommended option

Fly Catania to Florence  •  3 h 1 min

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

$59 - $181

Cheapest option

Fly Catania to Pisa, train  •  4 h 8 min

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

$39 - $208

9 alternative options

Fly Palermo to Florence  •  3 h 10 min

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

$124 - $278

Fly Palermo to Pisa, train  •  4 h 17 min

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

$102 - $255

Fly Catania to Bologna, train  •  4 h 14 min

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

$61 - $307

Fly Palermo to Bologna, train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$121 - $304

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 22 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 Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station Fr

$105 - $243

Train  •  14 h 43 min

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

$105 - $163

Bus and ferry  •  17 h 56 min

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

$67 - $97

Car ferry, drive  •  19 h 14 min

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

$74 - $117

Bus  •  20 h 8 min

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

$64 - $89

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Florence is to bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 20 h 8 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Sicily to Florence is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 3 h 1 min.

More details

The distance between Sicily and Florence is 731 km.

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

More details

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.

More details

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 Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 43 min.

More details

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 Roma Termini in around 14 h 43 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Palermo to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 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 6 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
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 33 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
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 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 Frecce
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
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Afragola Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity
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
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

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.