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There are 7 ways to get from Sicily to Rome by plane, train, car ferry, car or bus

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Fly from Catania  •  3h 15m

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

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Fly from Palermo  •  3h 38m

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

Fly from Trapani  •  3h 17m

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

Fly from Comiso  •  2h 12m

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

Train  •  13h 1m

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

Car ferry, drive  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the car ferry from Termini Imerese to Naples
  2. Drive from Naples to Rome

Bus  •  15h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni Palermo Terminal Bus - Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni / ...

Sicily to Rome by train

The train journey time between Sicily and Rome is around 13h 1m and covers a distance of around 875 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. 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.

7 Weekly Trains
13h 1m Average Duration
€51 Cheapest Price
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Sicily → Rome
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which costs €17 - €150 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which costs €40 - €230 and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Rome. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni via Palermo Terminal Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 7m.

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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 3h 15m to get from Sicily to Rome, including transfers.

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Sicily to Rome bus services, operated by Itabus, depart from Palermo Terminal Bus 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 3h 15m and costs €17 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €80 and takes 13h 1m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €70 and takes 15h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Rome.
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  • Distance: 500 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

Alitalia, Ryanair and Wizz Air fly from Catania to Rome every 2 hours. 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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€7 - €190
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €180
Flights from Trapani to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €190
Flights from Comiso to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €190
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €140
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
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €50
Website
Itabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Terminal Bus to Rome Tiburtina Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
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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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
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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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Sicily to Rome bus services, operated by Itabus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni station.

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

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Wizz Air, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Catania Airport to Rome 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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