There are 6 ways to get from Sicily to Nice by plane, car, ferry, train, bus and ferry or bus

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Fly from Catania  •  4h 45m

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

55€ - 316€

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Fly from Palermo  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Nice (NCE) PMO - NCE

95€ - 657€

Drive, ferry  •  19h 24m

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

134€ - 171€

Train  •  21h 54m

  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

101€ - 227€

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

133€ - 174€

Bus  •  28h 17m

  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 Nice 523

69€ - 102€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Nice is to bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 28h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Nice is to fly which costs 55€ - 320€ and takes 4h 45m.

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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 21h 54m.

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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 train which takes 21h 54m and costs 100€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m 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 45m and costs 55€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 230€ and takes 21h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 28h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Nice.
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  • Distance: 893.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

easyJet and Alitalia fly from Catania to Nice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Nice via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, and Milano Centrale in around 21h 54m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 850€
Flights from Palermo to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 500€
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 34m
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 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
60€ - 90€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
Bus operators
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
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Baltour
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Genova, Piazza della Vittoria to Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
120€ - 150€
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Sicily to Nice bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Nice - Ferber station.

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Sicily to Nice train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 5270+ hotels available in Nice. 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 8 min and costs 3€ - 4€.

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