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

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Fly Catania to Rome  •  3h 8m

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

$37 - $161

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Fly Palermo to Rome  •  3h 46m

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

$38 - $163

Fly Trapani to Rome  •  3h 27m

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

$101 - $297

Fly Comiso to Rome  •  3h 49m

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

$43 - $390

Fly Comiso to Rome Ciampino  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Comiso (CIY) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CIY - CIA

$38 - $258

Ferry, drive  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Ustica
  2. Take the ferry from Ustica to Naples
  3. Drive from Naples to Rome

$140 - $206

Bus and ferry  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina

$55 - $95

Train  •  13h 1m

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

$86 - $123

Bus  •  13h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Rome Stazione Tiburtina

$153 - $223

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palermo and arriving at Rome Tiburtina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 15m.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 12h 15m and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m 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 3h 8m and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 13h 1m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 13h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Rome.
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  • Distance: 312.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

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

Alitalia, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines fly from Catania to Rome hourly. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Palermo to Rome 4 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 11h 38m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Trapani to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Comiso to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Comiso to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Comiso to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Rome Stazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
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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 Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 12148+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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