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There are 9 ways to get from Sicily to Paris by plane, train, ferry, night train, car, bus or bus and ferry

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Fly Catania to Paris CDG  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Paris CDG (CDG) CTA - CDG

58€ - 123€

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Fly Catania to Paris Orly  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Paris Orly (ORY) CTA - ORY

49€ - 126€

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Fly Palermo to Paris Orly  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Paris Orly (ORY) PMO - ORY

59€ - 137€

Fly Palermo to Paris CDG  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Paris CDG (CDG) PMO - CDG

63€ - 284€

Train  •  25h 13m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

201€ - 378€

Ferry, night train, train  •  33h 36m

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Vercelli Ini
  3. Take the train from Vercelli to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

213€ - 341€

Ferry, drive  •  29h 23m

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

185€ - 311€

Bus  •  34h 52m

  1. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Paris N729 / ...

80€ - 126€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  40h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Marsala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Marsala to Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano
  3. Take the bus from Milan to Paris 729 / ...

112€ - 181€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from France.

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The most affordable way to get from Sicily to Paris is to fly, which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Paris is to fly which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Paris. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Paris via PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Paris. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 13m.

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The distance between Sicily and Paris is 1572 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Paris without a car is to train which takes 25h 13m and costs 200€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Sicily to Paris, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Paris is to fly which takes 5h 46m and costs 55€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 380€ and takes 25h 13m, you could also bus, which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 34h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Paris.
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  • Distance: 1572.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

Air France, easyJet and eight other airlines fly from Catania to Paris hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Paris Bercy via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, and Torino Porta Susa in around 25h 13m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Palermo to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Palermo to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Palermo to Paris Orly via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Palermo to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 460€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 460€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 430€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Palermo to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palermo to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Palermo to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 370€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 350€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
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 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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Vercelli to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Vercelli
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
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Trenitalia
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Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Baltour
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Paris
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Blablabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Marsala
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Marsala to Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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

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Sicily to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Air France, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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