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There are 11 ways to get from Strasbourg to Sicily by train, plane, bus, car, car ferry or ferry

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Recommended option

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Catania  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Catania (CTA) STR - CTA

€115 - €248

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg Interscambio to Milan Lampugnano Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald - Turin C Vittorio / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello Milan Lampugnano - Porto Empedocle Bus Station / ...

€42 - €174

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Train to Basel, fly to Palermo  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Palermo (PMO) BSL - PMO

€55 - €166

Train to Basel, fly to Catania  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Catania (CTA) BSL - CTA

€61 - €275

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Palermo  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Palermo (PMO) ZRH - PMO

€124 - €298

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Catania  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Catania (CTA) ZRH - CTA

€135 - €277

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Palermo  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Palermo (PMO) STR - PMO

€104 - €349

Train  •  24h 1m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€161 - €327

Bus via Palermo  •  31h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Milan 473 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo N597

€99 - €119

Drive, car ferry  •  27h 18m

  1. Drive from Strasbourg to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

€149 - €223

Train, ferry  •  31h 36m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€236 - €427

Strasbourg to Sicily by train

The train journey time between Strasbourg and Sicily is around 33h 17m and covers a distance of around 1947 km. The fastest train normally takes 33h 8m. Operated by SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Strasbourg to Sicily train service departs from Strasbourg and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
33h 17m
Fastest train time:
33h 8m
Train distance:
1947 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€209
Carbon emissions:
102 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:51
Last train departs at:
10:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Strasbourg to Sicily train schedules

France → Italy
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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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), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, 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 France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt 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
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • 5-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 Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates 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 exempt 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 and Switzerland
  • 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
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Cyprus, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from France

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 France.

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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 France from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €55 - €170 and takes 6h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Strasbourg to Sicily is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €60 - €280 and takes 6h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Strasbourg to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg Interscambio and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milan Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Strasbourg to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Basel Sbb, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 1m.

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The distance between Strasbourg and Sicily is 1328 km.

The best way to get from Strasbourg to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 24h 1m and costs €160 - €330.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Strasbourg to Sicily, including transfers.

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Strasbourg to Sicily bus services, operated by Marino, depart from Strasbourg Interscambio station.

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Strasbourg to Sicily train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Strasbourg station.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Sicily is to train which takes 24h 1m and costs €160 - €330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €180 and takes 30h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Strasbourg to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1327.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Strasbourg, France and Sicily, Italy?

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Palermo via Basel Sbb, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 24h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Strasbourg to Palermo via Milan Lampugnano, Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 30h 36m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €360
Flights from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Stuttgart to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €550
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €460
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €900
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Arth-Goldau to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to St Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
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 Milano Centrale Station to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
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
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Marino
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Strasbourg Interscambio to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€19 - €75
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Autoservizi Salemi
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €100
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.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 Strasbourg to Milan
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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