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There are 8 ways to get from Taranto to Sicily by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

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Train to Brindisi, fly to Palermo  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi
  2. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Palermo (PMO) BDS - PMO

€28 - €137

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Train to Bari, fly to Palermo  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

€29 - €169

Train to Bari, fly to Catania  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

€29 - €153

Train to Naples, fly to Catania  •  7h 29m

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

€40 - €179

Train to Brindisi, fly to Trapani  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi
  2. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Trapani (TPS) BDS - TPS

€35 - €104

Bus  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Taranto via Porto Mercantile to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica 590
  2. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - via Fazello Messina

€36 - €55

Bus and ferry  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Taranto to Palermo San Giovanni Rotondo

€35 - €49

Drive, ferry  •  7h

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

€79 - €117

Taranto to Sicily by bus

The bus journey time between Taranto and Sicily is around 15h 10m and covers a distance of around 666 km. The fastest bus normally takes 10h 15m. Operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, FlixBus, SAIS Autolinee and others, the Taranto to Sicily bus service departs from Taranto via Porto Mercantile and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
15h 10m
Fastest bus time:
10h 15m
Bus distance:
666 km
Buses per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€36
Carbon emissions:
83 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:10
Last bus departs at:
23:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Taranto to Sicily bus schedules

Taranto → Sicily
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Taranto to Sicily is to bus and ferry which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Taranto to Sicily is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €28 - €140 and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Taranto to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Taranto via Porto Mercantile and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Messina - Piazza della Repubblica and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 56m.

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The distance between Taranto and Sicily is 417 km.

The best way to get from Taranto to Sicily without a car is to bus which takes 9h 56m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Taranto to Sicily, including transfers.

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Taranto to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, depart from Taranto via Porto Mercantile station.

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The quickest flight from Brindisi Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Taranto to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo - via Fazello station.

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

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Map of how to get from Taranto to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 416.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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

You can take a bus from Taranto to Palermo via Messina - Piazza della Repubblica, Palermo - via Fazello, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 9h 56m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €190
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €190
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €160
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€18 - €160
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €170
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €150
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €250
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 Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Taranto to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €45
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€38 - €41
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 Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Taranto to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€25 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
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 Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Taranto to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €28
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Taranto via Porto Mercantile to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
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 Taranto to Messina
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - via Fazello
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Taranto to Palermo
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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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