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There are 5 ways to get from Sorrento to Sicily by train, car ferry, car, ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi 1
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic

€43 - €67

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Catania  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA

€26 - €110

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi 1
  2. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

€33 - €71

Drive, ferry  •  8h 1m

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

€92 - €135

Train, fly to Palermo  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Palermo (PMO) NAP - PMO

€27 - €116

Sorrento to Sicily by train and bus

The journey time between Sorrento and Sicily is around 11h 29m and covers a distance of around 701 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 29m. Operated by Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l., Trenitalia Intercity and AMAT Palermo S.p.A., the Sorrento to Sicily service departs from Sorrento and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 29m
Fastest journey time:
11h 29m
Journey distance:
701 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€43
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:26
Last service departs at:
08:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sorrento to Sicily train and bus schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Sorrento to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €26 - €110 and takes 4h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Sorrento to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €26 - €110 and takes 4h 26m.

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The distance between Sorrento and Sicily is 338 km.

The best way to get from Sorrento to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 12h 24m and costs €40 - €70.

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It takes approximately 12h 24m to get from Sorrento to Sicily, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Ryanair, Volotea, Alitalia and easyJet offer flights from Naples Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sorrento to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 338.2 km
  • Duration: 12h 24m

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

You can take a train from Sorrento to Palermo via Napoli P. Garibaldi, Napoli Centrale, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 12h 24m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €160
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €150
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €130
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €100
Train operators
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
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 Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Ferry operators
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Tirrenia
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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