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There are 4 ways to get from Trieste to Sicily by bus and ferry, bus, train or car

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Bus and ferry  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina - Trapani

13€ - 19€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - via Fazello Messina

15€ - 19€

Train  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

15€ - 32€

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Palermo 230.2 km

28€ - 45€

Trieste → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Sicily is to bus and ferry which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Sicily is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Messina Piazza della Repubblica and arriving at Palermo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Messina Centrale and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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The distance between Trieste and Sicily is 139 km. The road distance is 230.2 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3h 20m and costs 13€ - 19€.

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The bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo takes 3h 5m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Trieste to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Messina Piazza della Repubblica station.

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Trieste to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Messina Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Sicily is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs 14€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 3h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 139.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo once daily. Tickets cost 13€ - 19€ and the journey takes 3h 5m. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost 15€ - 30€ and the journey takes 2h 52m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route twice daily.

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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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

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Trieste to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Sicily is 230 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Trieste to Sicily.

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