There are 7 ways to get from Sicily to Madrid by plane, train, ferry, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

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 from Catania  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Madrid (MAD) CTA - MAD

$65 - $277

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Fly from Palermo  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Madrid (MAD) PMO - MAD

$65 - $279

5 alternative options

Train  •  36 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Icn
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$311 - $443

Ferry, carferry, train  •  39 h 47 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the carferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$249 - $374

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Genova Piazza della Vittoria to Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora

$156 - $221

Bus and ferry, bus  •  3 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina
  2. Take the bus from Roma to Madrid

$225 - $362

Ferry, drive, carferry  •  32 h 57 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Tunis
  2. Drive from Tunis to Algiers
  3. Take the carferry from Algiers to Alicante
  4. Drive from Alicante to Madrid

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora via PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS and Genova Piazza della Vittoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Palermo Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe and Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 35 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Madrid is 1572 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 36 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Sicily to Madrid, including transfers.

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Sicily to Madrid bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 36 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Sicily to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora station.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 982.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Madrid, Spain?

Norwegian Air International, Ryanair and 12 other airlines fly from Catania to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Madrid via Palermo Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-Saint-Charles, and Marseille-St-Charles in around 36 h 35 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Palermo to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Palermo to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Palermo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Palermo to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Florence
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Palermo to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Palermo to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Palermo to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
19 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Roma to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Tunis
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
gnv.it
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Algerie Ferries

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Sicily to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Norwegian Air International, easyJet, Air France and six other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 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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