There are 9 ways to get from Sicily to Rome by plane, train, ferry, car, bus and ferry 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 Catania to Rome  •  3h 10m

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

29€ - 279€

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Fly Palermo to Rome  •  3h 43m

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

34€ - 220€

Fly Trapani to Rome  •  3h 22m

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

110€ - 304€

Fly Comiso to Rome  •  2h 22m

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

60€ - 237€

Fly Catania to Naples, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Naples (NAP) CTA - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

48€ - 204€

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

126€ - 181€

Bus and ferry  •  12h 15m

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

55€ - 80€

Train  •  12h 51m

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

51€ - 78€

Bus  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo, Palermo to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N591

41€ - 56€

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 13h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palermo and arriving at Roma 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 12h 51m.

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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 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m 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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Map of how to get from Sicily to Rome.
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  • Distance: 500 km
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Catania to Rome hourly. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Palermo to Roma Tiburtina once daily. Tickets cost 55€ - 80€ and the journey takes 12h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Trapani to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Catania to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 110€
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 140€
Flights from Comiso to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 110€
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
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

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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo, Palermo to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Ferry from Palermo to Ustica
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Siremar

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The best way to get from Sicily to Rome is to fly which takes 3h 10m and costs 29€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 12h 51m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 13h 42m.

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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 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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Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 12043+ hotels available in Rome. 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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