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There are 6 ways to get from Sicily to Ischia by car ferry, ferry, train or plane

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Car ferry, ferry via Termini Imerese

  1. Take the car ferry from Termini Imerese to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia

Cheapest

Fly from Catania, ferry

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Naples (NAP)
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia

Car ferry, ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Palermo to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia

Car ferry, ferry via Salerno

  1. Take the car ferry from Palermo to Salerno
  2. Take the ferry from Salerno to Ischia

Fly from Palermo, ferry

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Naples (NAP)
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ischia

Sicily to Ischia by train, subway and ferry

The journey time between Sicily and Ischia is around 12h 55m and covers a distance of around 699 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 8m. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 55m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Azienda Napoletana Mobilita and others, the Sicily to Ischia service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Ischia. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
10h 47m
Layover time:
2h 8m
Total time:
12h 55m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h 55m
Journey distance:
699 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€56
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:05
Last service departs at:
06:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Ischia train, subway and ferry schedules

Sicily → Ischia
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Inter-regional travel is permitted
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COVID-19 help in Italy

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1500

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ischia is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ischia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ischia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Ischia is to car ferry and ferry via Salerno which costs €50 - €85 and takes 16h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Ischia is to fly and ferry which costs €30 - €170 and takes 4h 49m.

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The distance between Sicily and Ischia is 351 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Ischia without a car is to car ferry and ferry via Termini Imerese which takes 11h 4m and costs €110 - €210.

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It takes approximately 11h 4m to get from Sicily to Ischia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Naples Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Volotea offer flights from Catania Airport to Naples Airport.

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There are 377+ hotels available in Ischia. Prices start at €87 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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Map of how to get from Sicily to Ischia.
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  • Distance: 350.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 4m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Ischia, Campania, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Sicily to Ischia. However, you can take the taxi to Termini Imerese, take the car ferry to Naples, take the walk to Naples, then take the ferry to Ischia. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Palermo to Ischia via Palermo Centrale, Napoli Centrale, Piazza Garibaldi, Municipio, and Naples in around 12h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €170
Flights from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €150
Flights from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €160
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Car ferry from Termini Imerese to Naples
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Car ferry from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Caremar
Phone
081 18 96 66 90
Website
shop.caremar.it
Ferry from Naples to Ischia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €60
Website
Caremar
Passenger Ferry Ticket
€12 - €17
Passenger Hydrofoil Ticket
€20 - €24
Passenger & Car Ferry Ticket
€50 - €60
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Tirrenia
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Palermo to Salerno
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Alicost

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