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There are 12 ways to get from Sicily to Nice by plane, train, bus, ferry, car or bus and 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 Palermo to Genoa, train  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Genoa (GOA) PMO - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Sestri Ponen. to Ventimiglia

45€ - 312€

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Fly Catania to Turin, train  •  10h 38m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Turin (TRN) CTA - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Ventimiglia

40€ - 304€

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Fly Catania to Nice  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Nice (NCE) CTA - NCE

70€ - 236€

Fly Catania to Genoa, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Genoa (GOA) CTA - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Sestri Ponen. to Ventimiglia

43€ - 181€

Fly Palermo to Milan Linate, train  •  10h 6m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Milan Linate (LIN) PMO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville

55€ - 179€

Fly Trapani to Nice  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Nice (NCE) TPS - NCE

49€ - 325€

Fly Palermo to Pisa, train  •  10h 36m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Pisa (PSA) PMO - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Ventimiglia

51€ - 292€

Fly Palermo to Turin, train  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Turin (TRN) PMO - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Ventimiglia

70€ - 315€

Bus, ferry  •  21h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Via Belgio to Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti
  2. Take the ferry from Trapani to Nice

Train  •  23h 15m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec

111€ - 227€

Ferry, drive  •  22h 35m

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Drive from Genoa to Nice

98€ - 176€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  25h 12m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovani to Nice - Ferber Reggio Calabria

88€ - 114€

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Nice is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 310€ and takes 10h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Nice is to fly which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Nice. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Nice - Ferber via Villa San Giovani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Nice. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Nice Ville via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 15m.

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The distance between Sicily and Nice is 894 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Nice without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 21h 46m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 10m to get from Sicily to Nice, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Nice is to fly which takes 4h 39m and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 230€ and takes 23h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Nice.
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  • Distance: 893.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 10m

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Nice, France?

easyJet flies from Catania to Nice twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Nice via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, and Milano Centrale in around 23h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Flights from Catania to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 230€
Flights from Trapani to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Trapani to Nice via Pisa, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Palermo to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Catania to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 440€
Flights from Catania to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Palermo to Turin via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Catania to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Catania to Turin via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 310€
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
18€ - 120€
Flights from Catania to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
12€ - 300€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Trapani to Nice via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Trapani to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 120€
Flights from Catania to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12€ - 130€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Palermo to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Flights from Trapani to Nice via Bologna, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
18€ - 200€
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
16€ - 140€
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 Genova Sestri Ponen. to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 19€
Train from Torino Lingotto to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Thello
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 Pisa Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
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€
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 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€
Bus operators
Segesta Autolinee
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Palermo Via Belgio to Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
segesta.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Trapani to Nice
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 180€
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
70€ - 90€
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
130€ - 180€

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