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There are 7 ways to get from Split to Sicily by plane, car ferry, train, bus, car or ferry

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Fly to Catania  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Catania (CTA) SPU - CTA

€55 - €327

Cheapest option

Fly to Palermo  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Palermo (PMO) SPU - PMO

€39 - €148

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Car ferry, train  •  29h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Split to Ancona 53
  2. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€84 - €135

Car ferry, bus  •  30h 58m

  1. Take the car ferry from Split to Ancona 53
  2. Take the bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

€57 - €80

Bus  •  32h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Split bus station to Bologna N535
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo N597

€102 - €125

Train  •  33h 31m

  1. Take the train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€157 - €298

Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  22h 5m

  1. Drive from Split to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari 54
  3. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V13 / ...
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€115 - €175

Split to Sicily by car ferry, bus and train

The journey time between Split and Sicily is around 38h 50m and covers a distance of around 1396 km. The fastest journey normally takes 33h 25m. Operated by SNAV, Jadrolinija, ATMA Ancona and others, the Split to Sicily service departs from Split and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
38h 50m
Fastest journey time:
33h 25m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
98 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:30
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Split to Sicily car ferry, bus and train schedules

Car ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Croatia → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Croatia

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

  • 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 Croatia
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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
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of 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
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • 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 EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Croatia

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Croatia.

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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 Croatia from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Split to Sicily is to car ferry and bus which costs 420 kn - 650 kn and takes 30h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Sicily is to fly which costs 290 kn - 1.200 kn and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Split station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Split bus station and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Split to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Split and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Zagreb Glavni Kol., Villach Hbf, Venezia Mestre, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 31m.

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The distance between Split and Sicily is 686 km.

The best way to get from Split to Sicily without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 29h 55m and costs 600 kn - 1.100 kn.

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It takes approximately 7h 1m to get from Split to Sicily, including transfers.

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Split to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Split bus station.

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Split to Sicily train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Split station.

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The best way to get from Split to Sicily is to fly which takes 7h 1m and costs 410 kn - 2.500 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 kn - 950 kn and takes 32h 29m, you could also train, which costs 1.100 kn - 2.300 kn and takes 33h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Split to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 686 km
  • Duration: 7h 1m

What companies run services between Split, Croatia and Sicily, Italy?

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Split to Catania every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Split to Palermo via Bologna, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 32h 29m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Flights from Split to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Split to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Flights from Split to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Flights from Split to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Split to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €420
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Split to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Train operators
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 Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €37
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 Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
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 Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
4 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €40
Smart Flex
€60 - €85
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Ancona - Stazione Fs P.Zzale Rosselli to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Baltour
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 Split bus station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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There is no direct flight from Split Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Croatia Airlines, KLM, Transavia Holland and six other airlines offer flights from Split Airport to Catania Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Split to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40 min and costs 15 kn - 17 kn.

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