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

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 Thessaloniki  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CTA - SKG

$105 - $367

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Fly Comiso to Thessaloniki  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Comiso (CIY) to Thessaloniki (SKG) CIY - SKG

$70 - $304

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Fly Catania to Kavala, bus  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Kavala (KVA) CTA - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Thessaloniki

$196 - $836

Bus and ferry  •  29 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Thessaloniki

$202 - $296

Night bus, bus, car ferry  •  32 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Palermo, Palermo Autostazione to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano
  2. Take the bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
  3. Take the night bus from Taranto to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  5. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki

$112 - $219

Train, bus and ferry  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki

$277 - $410

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  40 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Battipaglia Icn
  2. Take the train from Battipaglia to Taranto Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Reg / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  5. Take the bus from Fier to Thessaloniki

$203 - $299

Drive, car ferry  •  22 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Sarandë
  5. Drive from Sarandë to Thessaloniki

$227 - $506

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs 85€ - 320€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Thessaloniki via Stazione Fs - Rosselli and Ancona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 45 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Thessaloniki is 829 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 29 h 45 min and costs 170€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Sicily to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Thessaloniki Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Sicily to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Portokalidis Tours, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Thessaloniki is 1 h ahead of Sicily. It is currently 3:13 PM in Sicily and 4:13 PM in Thessaloniki.

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, easyJet and six other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 889+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 518.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Swiss, Transavia Holland and seven other airlines fly from Catania to Thessaloniki 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Rome Ciampino, Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Rome, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Comiso to Thessaloniki via Milan Malpensa, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Catania to Kavala via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
11 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Battipaglia to Taranto
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Kavala to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Ancona
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
15 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Palermo, Palermo Autostazione to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
saj.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Night bus from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Fier to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45
Red Star Ferries
Phone
+39.0831.575.654
Email
booking@seamedtrading.com
Website
albaniaferries.it
Car ferry from Brindisi to Sarandë
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Schedules at
albaniaferries.it
Deck
$78
Aircraft-type Seats
$90
Inside Cabin 2 berths
$186
Outside Cabin 2 berths
$223

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