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There are 8 ways to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily by plane, train, car or ferry

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

Fly Rome to Palermo  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Palermo (PMO) FCO - PMO

€26 - €142

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to Catania  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Catania (CTA) FCO - CTA

€18 - €112

6 alternative options

Fly Rome to Comiso  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Comiso (CIY) FCO - CIY

€72 - €298

Fly Rome to Trapani  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Trapani (TPS) FCO - TPS

€66 - €320

Train to Naples, fly to Catania  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA

€36 - €164

Train to Naples, fly to Palermo  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Palermo (PMO) NAP - PMO

€36 - €194

Train  •  13h 41m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€54 - €78

Drive, ferry  •  15h 6m

  1. Drive from Spanish Steps to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

€55 - €124

Spanish Steps to Sicily by walk, subway, train and bus

The journey time between Spanish Steps and Sicily is around 12h 38m and covers a distance of around 875 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 37m. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, Trenitalia Intercity and AMAT Palermo S.p.A., the Spanish Steps to Sicily service departs from Spanish Steps 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:
12h 38m
Fastest journey time:
12h 37m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€54
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:13
Last service departs at:
07:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Spanish Steps to Sicily walk, subway, train and bus schedules

Spanish Steps → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily is to fly which costs €18 - €120 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily is to fly which costs €70 - €300 and takes 3h 51m.

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It is approximately 501 km to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily.

The best way to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 13h 41m and costs €50 - €80.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily is to fly which takes 4h 34m and costs €25 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €80 and takes 13h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Spanish Steps to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 501 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between Spanish Steps, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair and Alitalia fly from Spanish Steps to Palermo every 2 hours. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 11h 59m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Rome to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €90
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€8 - €70
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €160
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
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
€24 - €150
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €120
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Rome to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €95
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
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 Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale, Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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
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 Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Ferry operators

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