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Bus to Antalya, fly to Catania  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Side to Aksu
  2. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Catania (CTA) AYT - CTA

€54 - €223

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Bus to Antalya, fly to Comiso  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Side to Aksu
  2. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Comiso (CIY) AYT - CIY

€94 - €310

Bus to Konya, fly to Catania  •  11h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Side to Konya
  2. Fly from Konya (KYA) to Catania (CTA) KYA - CTA

€87 - €267

Bus to Gazipasa, fly to Catania  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Side to Alanya
  2. Fly from Gazipasa (GZP) to Catania (CTA) GZP - CTA

€81 - €250

Bus to Antalya, fly to Palermo  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Side to Aksu
  2. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Palermo (PMO) AYT - PMO

€63 - €244

Bus to Isparta, fly to Catania  •  15h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Side to Burdur
  2. Fly from Isparta (ISE) to Catania (CTA) ISE - CTA

€75 - €247

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Side to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Struga
  3. Take the Bus from Struga to Bari
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Palermo

€82 - €129

Bus, train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Side to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Struga
  3. Take the Bus from Struga to Bari
  4. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Caserta Fa / ...
  5. Take the train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale Ic

€109 - €209

Bus, train via Trieste  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Side to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Trieste
  4. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Napoli Centrale Station
  5. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic

€151 - €302

Drive, ferry  •  39h 14m

  1. Drive from Side to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€490 - €711

Turkey → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Turkey

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Turkey

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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No, entry into Italy from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Italy.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Side to Sicily is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 800 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Side to Sicily is to bus and fly which costs 500 ₺ - 2.300 ₺ and takes 8h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Side to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Side and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Istanbul, Struga, Bari and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2h.

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The distance between Side and Sicily is 1527 km.

The best way to get from Side to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 2 days 2h and costs 800 ₺ - 1.300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8h 56m to get from Side to Sicily, including transfers.

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Side to Sicily bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, depart from Side station.

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There is no direct flight from Antalya Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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Side to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Sicily is 1h behind Side. It is currently 4:37 AM in Side and 3:37 AM in Sicily.

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  • Distance: 1527.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 56m

What companies run services between Side, Turkey and Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Side to Sicily. However, you can take the bus to Aksu, take the taxi to Antalya airport, fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport, then take the bus to Catania. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Aksu, take the taxi to Antalya airport, fly to Comiso, then take the taxi to Vittoria.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Sabiha Gokcen, Rome
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Munich, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Istanbul, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Stuttgart, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €490
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Tunis, Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Geneva, Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Frankfurt, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Vienna, Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Tel Aviv, Rome
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€220 - €1100
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Zurich, Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Beirut, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €470
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Ankara, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Konya to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Gazipasa to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Isparta to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Budapest, Pisa
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Sabiha Gokcen, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Sabiha Gokcen, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Flights from Antalya to Comiso via Frankfurt, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €460
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Basel
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Isparta to Catania via Istanbul, Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Isparta to Catania via Istanbul, Lviv
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Isparta to Catania via Istanbul, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Konya to Catania via Sabiha Gokcen, Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Flights from Gazipasa to Catania via Sabiha Gokcen, Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Basel
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €480
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €320
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Konya to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Antalya to Palermo via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Anima Wings
Website
animawings.com
Flights from Isparta to Catania via Istanbul, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €340
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 Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€22 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €28
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Trieste Centrale to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €65
Smart Flex
€85 - €130
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 Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Side to Aksu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Side to Konya
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Side to Alanya
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Side to Burdur
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Side to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
12h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €20
Website
MetroTurizm
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Struga
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Trieste
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
ms.mk
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia

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