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There are 11 ways to get from Sicily to Greece by plane, shuttle, bus and ferry, bus, train, car or car ferry

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 Athens  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Athens (ATH) CTA - ATH

$73 - $294

Cheapest option

Fly Comiso to Thessaloniki  •  19 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Comiso (CIY) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CIY - SKG

$55 - $276

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Fly Catania to Heraklion  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Heraklion (HER) CTA - HER

$104 - $476

Fly Palermo to Athens  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Athens (ATH) PMO - ATH

$78 - $366

Fly Catania to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CTA - SKG

$106 - $367

Fly Catania to Chania, Private transfer  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Chania (CHQ) CTA - CHQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$280 - $837

Bus and ferry, bus  •  33 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

$202 - $286

Train, bus and ferry  •  34 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$233 - $338

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  41 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Battipaglia Icn
  2. Take the train from Battipaglia to Taranto Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Reg / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  5. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$194 - $257

Bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Napoli, Corso Lucci
  2. Take the bus from Napoli to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$391 - $551

Drive, car ferry  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Athens

$172 - $341

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Greece is to fly which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Greece is to fly which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Greece. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Αγ.Γεωργιοσ via Stazione Fs - Rosselli, Ancona, Igoumenitsa and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 36 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Greece is 701 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Greece without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 33 h 36 min and costs 170€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Sicily to Greece, including transfers.

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Sicily to Greece bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Greece is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 60€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 340€ - 480€ and takes 2 days 8 h.

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

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Sicily to Greece bus services, operated by KTEL Thesprotias, arrive at Athens - KTEL Kifisou station.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Greece.
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  • Distance: 438.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Greece?

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia fly from Catania to Athens twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palermo to Athens via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna, Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli, Napoli, Corso Lucci, Napoli, and Sofia in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Rome Ciampino, Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Catania to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Milan Malpensa, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Malta, Vienna
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Milan Malpensa, Munich
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Catania to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to Chania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Malta, Vienna
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Milan Malpensa, Vienna
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Battipaglia to Taranto
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
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 Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Ancona
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Napoli, Corso Lucci
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Napoli to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Sicily. It is currently 3:13 PM in Sicily and 4:13 PM in Greece.

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $48 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 2€ - 4€.

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