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There are 13 ways to get from Sicily to Milan by plane, train, ferry, bus, car 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 Catania to Milan Linate

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

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Fly Catania to Milan Malpensa

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

Fly Palermo to Milan Linate

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

Fly Trapani to Milan Bergamo

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)

Fly Palermo to Milan Malpensa

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

Fly Catania to Milan Bergamo

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)

Fly Palermo to Milan Bergamo

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)

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

Bus

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

Car ferry, drive

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

Bus via Reggio Emilia

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana
  2. Take the bus from Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana to Milan

Ferry, train

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

Sicily to Milan by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Sicily and Milan is around 16h 8m and covers a distance of around 1434 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 27m. The fastest journey normally takes 13h. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Blue Jet and others, the Sicily to Milan service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 41m
Layover time:
3h 27m
Total time:
16h 8m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
13h
Journey distance:
1434 km
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:52
Last service departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Milan train, walk and ferry schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Sicily to Milan is to fly, which costs €19 - €75 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Milan is to fly which costs €25 - €120 and takes 3h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Milan. However, there are services departing from Palermo Viale Lazio and arriving at via cavallotti prima di c.so europa via p.le san donato m3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 40m.

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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 55m.

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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 7m and costs €70 - €260.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Sicily to Milan, including transfers.

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Sicily to Milan bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo Viale Lazio 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 3h 17m and costs €25 - €120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €200 and takes 16h 55m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 21h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Milan.
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  • Distance: 968 km
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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

easyJet and Alitalia fly from Catania to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Milan via Palermo Centrale and Roma Termini in around 16h 55m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trapani to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €210
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €210
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €120
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €120
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €120
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €290
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €290
Flights from Palermo to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €140
Flights from Palermo to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €190
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €160
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €1100
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 Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
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 51m
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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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 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
15h 43m
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 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 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 40m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Twice daily
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 Villa San Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Thello
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Viale Lazio to Milan San Donato Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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 Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana to Milan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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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Ferry operators
Blue 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 Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Sicily to Milan bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Milan San Donato Bus Station.

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

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