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There are 14 ways to get from Sicily to Milan by plane, bus, train, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly Catania to Milan Bergamo, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale

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Fly Palermo to Milan Malpensa

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)

Fly Catania to Milan Malpensa

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)

Fly Catania to Milan Linate

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Linate (LIN)

Fly Palermo to Milan Linate

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Milan Linate (LIN)

Fly Trapani to Milan Bergamo, bus

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale

Fly Palermo to Milan Bergamo, bus

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale

Fly Palermo to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale

Car ferry, drive

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

Ferry, train

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Milan

Bus via Marsala

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Marsala Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Marsala Train Station to Milan San Donato Bus Station

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The cost-effective way to get from Sicily to Milan is to fly, which costs €22 - €220 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Milan is to fly which costs €25 - €170 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Milan. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Cadorna via Palermo, Milano Lampugnano and Milan - Piazzale Laghi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Milan. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Milano Centrale via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 26m.

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The distance between Sicily and Milan is 968 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Milan without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14h 2m and costs €70 - €300.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Sicily to Milan, including transfers.

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Sicily to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Palermo station.

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Milan is to fly which takes 4h 4m and costs €25 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €200 and takes 16h 26m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €100 and takes 25h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Milan.
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  • Distance: 968 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

easyJet, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Catania to Milan every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Milan via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini in around 16h 26m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €270
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€14 - €270
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€14 - €270
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €300
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €240
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€9 - €240
Flights from Trapani to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Flights from Palermo to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €240
Flights from Palermo to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€15 - €240
Flights from Palermo to Milan Bergamo via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€15 - €240
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Palermo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €200
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€23 - €200
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €230
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €230
Flights from Palermo to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €230
Aeroitalia
Website
aeroitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Trapani to Milan Bergamo via Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €800
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€80 - €110
Base Standard
€130 - €180
Base Premium
€150 - €220
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Villa San Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €160
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€55 - €85
Smart Low Cost
€55 - €80
Smart Flex
€110 - €160
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Genova - Stazione Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
14h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€70 - €100
Train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo to Milan
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Marsala Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Marsala Train Station to Milan San Donato Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Palermo to Livorno
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Milan Bergamo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Sicily to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan station.

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Sicily to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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