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There are 10 ways to get from Tuscany to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly Pisa to Palermo  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

€12 - €73

9 alternative options

Fly Florence to Palermo  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO

€44 - €218

Fly Pisa to Catania  •  3h 32m

  1. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

€26 - €147

Fly Florence to Catania  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

€40 - €166

Fly Pisa to Trapani  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Trapani (TPS) PSA - TPS

€34 - €195

Train, ferry  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V13 / ...
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€62 - €210

Train  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€69 - €148

Bus  •  17h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo N597

€58 - €74

Drive, ferry  •  17h 7m

  1. Drive from Florence to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

€79 - €159

Bus via Valfonda  •  20h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

€48 - €68

Tuscany to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

The journey time between Tuscany and Sicily is around 16h 10m and covers a distance of around 1132 km. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 35m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Blue Jet and others, the Tuscany to Sicily service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
16h 10m
Fastest journey time:
14h 35m
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€64
Carbon emissions:
59 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:43
Last service departs at:
23:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tuscany to Sicily train, ferry and walk schedules

Tuscany → Sicily
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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Tuscany to Sicily is to fly which costs €11 - €75 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Tuscany to Sicily is to fly which costs €26 - €150 and takes 3h 32m.

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It is approximately 701 km to get from Tuscany to Sicily.

The best way to get from Tuscany to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 11h 45m and costs €60 - €210.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Tuscany to Sicily, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tuscany to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 44m and costs €11 - €75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €150 and takes 15h 9m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 17h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Pisa Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Wizz Air, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Pisa Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Tuscany to Pisa Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs €1 - €2.

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Map of how to get from Tuscany to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 700.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

Ryanair, Wizz Air and Alitalia fly from Pisa to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Palermo via Roma Termini, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 15h 9m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €410
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €100
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Pisa to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €550
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €90
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €120
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€60 - €85
Base Standard
€100 - €140
Base Premium
€120 - €180
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €130
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€45 - €65
Smart Flex
€90 - €130
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
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
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
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
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 Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Baltour
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
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it

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