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

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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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Catania  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Catania (CTA) IST - CTA

$88 - $325

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Palermo (PMO) IST - PMO

$183 - $488

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Comiso  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Comiso (CIY) IST - CIY

$153 - $655

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Palermo  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Palermo (PMO) SAW - PMO

$115 - $1,113

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Malta, car ferry  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malta (MLA) IST - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo

$212 - $525

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  40 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Varano to Termoli
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Termoli to Palermo

$252 - $403

Bus, carferry, train  •  45 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Durrës
  2. Take the carferry from Durrës to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
  4. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$160 - $298

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  3. Take the bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

$392 - $554

Drive, carferry  •  28 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the carferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$305 - $559

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Turkey to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Sofia, Napoli, Corso Lucci and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between Turkey and Sicily is 1822 km.

The best way to get from Turkey to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 40 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Turkey to Sicily, including transfers.

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Turkey to Sicily bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Sicily is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Turkey to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli station.

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Sicily is 2 h behind Turkey. It is currently 9:16 PM in Turkey and 8:16 PM in Sicily.

Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Turkey to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1138.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

What companies run services between Turkey and Sicily, Italy?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Catania once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Palermo via Sofia, Napoli, Napoli, Corso Lucci, Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Comiso via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Comiso via Thessaloniki, Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Comiso via Athens, Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Palermo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Palermo via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Comiso via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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 Varano to Termoli
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $36
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Durrës
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Ancona
Ave. Duration
16 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Termoli to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$143 - $147
Mid season
$125
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
adriaferries.com
Deck
$70 - $80
Car
$110 - $125
Inside cabin 2 beds
$105 - $115
Inner cabin 2 beds
$115 - $125
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
europeanseaways.com
DECK
$70
AIRTYPE SEATS
$76
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$157
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45

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