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There are 8 ways to get from Sicily to Rome by plane, train, bus and ferry, ferry, car or bus

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 from Comiso  •  2h 43m

  1. Fly from Comiso (CIY) to Rome (FCO) CIY - FCO

€70 - €297

Cheapest option

Fly from Catania  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Rome (FCO) CTA - FCO

€17 - €109

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Fly from Palermo  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Rome (FCO) PMO - FCO

€25 - €140

Fly from Trapani  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Rome (FCO) TPS - FCO

€64 - €318

Train  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic

€51 - €78

Bus and ferry  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Messina Piazza della Repubblica Trapani
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Roma Tiburtina Marsala

€43 - €69

Ferry, drive  •  14h 49m

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Rome

€54 - €125

Bus  •  17h 37m

  1. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Avezzano - Piazzale Kennedy Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Avezzano to Rome Tiburtina

€58 - €81

Sicily to Rome by train

The train journey time between Sicily and Rome is around 13h 5m and covers a distance of around 875 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 29m. Operated by Trenitalia and Trenitalia Intercity, the Sicily to Rome train service departs from Palermo Notarbartolo and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
13h 5m
Fastest train time:
12h 29m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€51
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:52
Last train departs at:
06:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sicily to Rome train schedules

Sicily → Rome
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which costs €17 - €110 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which costs €70 - €300 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Rome. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Roma Tiburtina via Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Rome. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Roma Termini via Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 1m.

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The distance between Sicily and Rome is 500 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Rome without a car is to train which takes 13h 1m and costs €50 - €80.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Sicily to Rome, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which takes 2h 43m and costs €70 - €300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €80 and takes 13h 1m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €85 and takes 17h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Rome.
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  • Distance: 500 km
  • Duration: 2h 43m

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

Alitalia flies from Vittoria to Rome once daily. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini once daily. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 11h 44m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Comiso to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€8 - €70
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €90
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €90
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Trapani to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €600
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
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
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 Avezzano - Piazzale Kennedy
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Baltour
Prontobus
Phone
+39 329 8631455
Email
info@prontobusitalia.it
Website
prontobusitalia.it
Bus from Avezzano to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Schedules at
prontobusitalia.it
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Comiso Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Sicily to Rome bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Roma Tiburtina station.

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Sicily to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Alitalia offers flights from Comiso Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Comiso Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs €18 - €22.

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