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There are 9 ways to get from Toulon to Sicily by train, plane, ferry, bus or car

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Train to Marseille, fly to Palermo  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Marseille St Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Palermo (PMO) MRS - PMO

€62 - €288

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Train to Marseille, fly to Catania  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Marseille St Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Catania (CTA) MRS - CTA

€52 - €187

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Train to Nice, fly to Catania  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Antibes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Catania (CTA) NCE - CTA

€72 - €252

Train, train to Genoa, fly to Palermo  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Antibes
  2. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponen.
  4. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

€67 - €308

Train, train to Genoa, fly to Catania  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Antibes
  2. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponen.
  4. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA

€67 - €267

Ferry, bus  •  23h 55m

  1. Take the ferry from Toulon to Trapani
  2. Take the bus from Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via Belgio

Bus  •  25h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Toulon to Florence N523
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo N597

€85 - €105

Train  •  25h 23m

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Nice Ville Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Nice Ville 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

€121 - €271

Drive, ferry  •  24h 1m

  1. Drive from Toulon to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€118 - €202

Toulon to Sicily by ferry and bus

The journey time between Toulon and Sicily is around 23h 52m and covers a distance of around 1021 km. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 52m. Operated by Corsica Ferries, Segesta Autolinee and AMAT Palermo S.p.A., the Toulon to Sicily service departs from Toulon and arrives in Borremans - Rubens. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 52m
Fastest journey time:
23h 52m
Journey distance:
1021 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:00
Last service departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toulon to Sicily ferry and bus 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), 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 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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  • 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
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
  • 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 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
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, 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)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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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

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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: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Toulon to Sicily is to bus which costs €85 - €110 and takes 25h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Toulon to Sicily is to train and fly which takes 7h 7m and costs €50 - €190.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toulon to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Toulon and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Florence and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toulon to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Toulon and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Nice Ville, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 23m.

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The distance between Toulon and Sicily is 929 km.

The best way to get from Toulon to Sicily without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 23h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Toulon to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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Toulon to Sicily train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Toulon station.

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The best way to get from Toulon to Sicily is to bus which takes 25h 6m and costs €85 - €110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €120 - €280 and takes 25h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Toulon to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 929.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Toulon to Palermo via Florence, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 25h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toulon to Palermo via Nice Ville, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 25h 23m.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €420
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €190
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Marseille to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Marseille to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Marseille to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €130
Flights from Marseille to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €130
Flights from Marseille to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€24 - €130
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Train operators
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 Toulon to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Toulon to Antibes
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Toulon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €28
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €45
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 Toulon to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
Train from Toulon to Antibes
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€36 - €42
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Toulon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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 Toulon to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Toulon to Antibes
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Toulon to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponen.
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Thello
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
Bus operators
Segesta Autolinee
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via Belgio
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
segesta.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulon to Florence
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Toulon to Trapani
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€70 - €95
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€140 - €190

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