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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Palermo  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Palermo (PMO) LGW - PMO

€120 - €400

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Catania  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania (CTA) LGW - CTA

€76 - €249

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Palermo  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Palermo (PMO) LHR - PMO

€112 - €344

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Catania  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Catania (CTA) LHR - CTA

€108 - €423

Train to London Stansted, fly to Palermo  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Palermo (PMO) STN - PMO

€82 - €189

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Palermo  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Palermo (PMO) LTN - PMO

€98 - €353

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Catania  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Catania (CTA) LTN - CTA

€90 - €262

Bus, bus and ferry  •  46h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Bologna
  5. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo

€138 - €180

Bus, train, ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton to Antwerp
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€174 - €273

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€176 - €302

Bus, bus and ferry, night train, train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€174 - €251

Bus, train  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Overline House to Wrocław
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław to Caserta
  3. Take the train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale Ic

€153 - €224

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £70 - £170 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £90 - £370 and takes 7h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via London, Lille, Paris, Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 15m.

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The distance between Southampton and Sicily is 1923 km.

The best way to get from Southampton to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 46h 15m and costs £110 - £160.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Southampton to Sicily, including transfers.

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Southampton to Sicily bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 3:08 AM in Southampton and 4:08 AM in Sicily.

Map of how to get from Southampton to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1922.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Sicily. However, you can take the train to Horsham, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Palermo, take the walk to Punta Raisi, then take the train to Palermo. Alternatively, you can take the train to Horsham, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport, then take the bus to Catania.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Perugia
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€26 - €150
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€116
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €210
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€17 - €21
Anytime Day 1st Class
€29 - €40
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€11 - €15
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€19 - €35
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€14 - €18
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Nightjet
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
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
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Genoa
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Southampton to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Southampton Overline House to Wrocław
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators

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