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There are 4 ways to get from Sicily to Giarre by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania N597

15€ - 23€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania - Bus Station A19

14€ - 24€

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale Re

19€ - 44€

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Palermo to Giarre 241.2 km

29€ - 45€

Sicily to Giarre by trains

The train journey time between Sicily and Giarre is around 5h 25m and covers a distance of around 275 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 10m. Operated by Trenitalia and Trenitalia Intercity, the Sicily to Giarre train service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Giarre-Riposto. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 25m
Fastest train time:
4h 10m
Trains per week:
42
Cheapest price:
19€
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Giarre train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Sicily → Giarre
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Giarre is to bus via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Giarre is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Giarre. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Giarre-Riposto via Palermo Centrale and Catania Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Sicily and Giarre is 92 km. The road distance is 241.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Giarre without a car is to bus via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna which takes 5h 1m and costs 15€ - 24€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Sicily to Giarre, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Giarre is to bus via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna which takes 5h 1m and costs 15€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 19€ - 45€ and takes 5h 20m.

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Sicily to Giarre train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Catania Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sicily to Giarre is 241 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Sicily to Giarre.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Giarre.
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  • Distance: 91.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Palermo to Catania 4 times a week. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost 16€ - 35€ and the journey takes 3h 4m.

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 Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
29€ - 32€
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it

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