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

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Fly from Istanbul

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

Fly from Antalya

  1. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Catania (CTA)

Fly from Adana

  1. Fly from Adana (ADA) to Catania (CTA)

Bus, train, night train

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
  3. Take the night train from Bruck/Mur to Roma Termini
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich bus Station to Palermo Terminal Bus

Night train, bus, train

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale

Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Shumen Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Shumen Bus Station to Pescara Terminal Bus
  3. Take the bus from Pescara-Terminal Bus to Naples - Piazza Garibaldi
  4. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Drive, car ferry, ferry

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo
Turkey → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Turkey

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Conditions of entry into Italy from Turkey

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from Turkey.

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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
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
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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, returning to Turkey from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Turkey to Sicily is to bus and train and night train, which costs 2.900 ₺ - 4.200 ₺ and takes 46h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Turkey to Sicily is to fly which costs 2.900 ₺ - 8.000 ₺ and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Turkey to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Yenikapi and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Halkali, Bucuresti Nord, Wien Hbf, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20h.

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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 train and night train which takes 46h 24m and costs 2.900 ₺ - 4.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Turkey to Sicily, including transfers.

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Turkey to Sicily train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Halkali station.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs 2.900 ₺ - 8.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2.900 ₺ - 3.900 ₺ and takes 2 days 3h.

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

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Sicily is 1h behind Turkey. It is currently 2:16 AM in Turkey and 1:16 AM in Sicily.

Map of how to get from Turkey to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1821.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Turkey and Sicily, Italy?

Turkish Airlines and Air Malta fly from Istanbul to Catania twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Palermo via Otogar, Istanbul, Munich, Munich bus Station, Palermo Terminal Bus, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 3h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €900
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Ankara, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Flights from Adana to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Adana to Catania via Ankara, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €950
Flights from Adana to Catania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €1100
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Antalya to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €1000
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€320 - €700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Antalya to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Adana to Catania via Sabiha Gokcen, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €19
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €10
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
€5 - €7
Regional Train Ticket
€3 - €5
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
€8 - €10
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bruck/Mur to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Nightjet
Night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Nightjet
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
Train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€12 - €15
1st Class
€15 - €18
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€16 - €19
1st Class
€19 - €24
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Onebus
Phone
+39 0362 185 0590
Email
info@onebus.it
Website
onebus.it
Bus from Munich bus Station to Palermo Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€120 - €150
Website
Onebus
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€210 - €270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Shumen Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Shumen Bus Station to Pescara Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
38h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Union Ivkoni
Satam Bus
Phone
+39 0871 344969
Email
satam@gruppolapanoramica.it
Website
satambus.it
Bus from Pescara-Terminal Bus to Naples - Piazza Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Satam Bus
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Blu 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
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Turkey to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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