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

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Bus to Vienna, fly to Palermo  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Palermo (PMO) VIE - PMO

€28 - €164

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Bus to Vienna, fly to Catania  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Catania (CTA) VIE - CTA

€28 - €143

Fly Kosice to Catania  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Catania (CTA) KSC - CTA

€154 - €656

Train  •  27h 44m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€183 - €349

Bus  •  30h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Hbf 901
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
  3. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo

€87 - €116

Train, bus  •  44h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Tychy Ec
  2. Take the bus from Tychy to Palermo

€84 - €111

Train, night train  •  29h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€140 - €218

Drive, ferry  •  19h 58m

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V12 / ...
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€256 - €376

Slovakia to Sicily by train

The train journey time between Slovakia and Sicily is around 45h 33m and covers a distance of around 2047 km. The fastest train normally takes 45h 22m. Operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), Railjet, RegioJet and others, the Slovakia to Sicily train service departs from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
45h 33m
Fastest train time:
45h 22m
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€189
Carbon emissions:
108 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
22:37
Last train departs at:
22:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Slovakia to Sicily train schedules

Slovakia → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Slovakia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia
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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 Slovakia

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Slovakia
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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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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
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  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Slovakia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Slovakia.

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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 Slovakia from Italy.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Slovakia to Sicily is to bus and fly which costs €28 - €150 and takes 5h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Slovakia to Sicily is to bus and fly. Taking this option will cost €28 - €150 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Slovakia to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bratislava, Most SNP and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Vienna, Hbf, Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Slovakia to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Wien Hbf, Venezia Mestre, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 44m.

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The distance between Slovakia and Sicily is 1312 km.

The best way to get from Slovakia to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 27h 44m and costs €180 - €350.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Slovakia to Sicily, including transfers.

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Slovakia to Sicily bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Bratislava, Most SNP station.

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Slovakia to Sicily train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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The best way to get from Slovakia to Sicily is to fly which takes 7h 15m and costs €150 - €700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €350 and takes 27h 44m, you could also bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 30h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Slovakia to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1311.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Slovakia and Sicily, Italy?

Austrian Airlines flies from Košice to Catania 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Palermo via Wien Hbf, Venezia Mestre, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 27h 44m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €180
Flights from Vienna to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €180
Flights from Vienna to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €250
Flights from Vienna to Catania via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €370
Flights from Kosice to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€3 - €5
1st Class
€4 - €7
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€65 - €90
Base Premium
€75 - €110
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 Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €40
Smart Flex
€60 - €85
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
RegioJet
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Main train station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Slovak Lines
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Slovak Lines
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava,,Most SNP to Vienna International Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava,,Most SNP to Vienna Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Tychy to Palermo
Ave. Duration
37h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Slovakia to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Slovakia to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair and Swiss offer flights from Vienna Airport to Palermo Airport.

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