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There are 11 ways to get from Venice to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, car ferry, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Venice to Palermo  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Palermo (PMO) VCE - PMO

€23 - €167

Cheapest option

Fly Venice to Catania  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Catania (CTA) VCE - CTA

€20 - €136

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Fly Venice Treviso to Palermo  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Palermo (PMO) TSF - PMO

€37 - €142

Train to Verona, fly to Palermo  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Palermo (PMO) VRN - PMO

€30 - €243

Train to Verona, fly to Catania  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Catania (CTA) VRN - CTA

€33 - €192

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

€39 - €167

Train, ferry  •  14h 14m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€96 - €248

Train  •  17h 34m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€81 - €188

Train, car ferry  •  17h 41m

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Napoli Centrale 5843
  2. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

€65 - €167

Bus  •  20h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Bologna 482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo N597

€72 - €89

Drive, ferry  •  19h 25m

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

€112 - €206

Venice to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

The journey time between Venice and Sicily is around 20h 3m and covers a distance of around 1383 km. The fastest journey normally takes 20h 3m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Blue Jet, Trenitalia and others, the Venice to Sicily service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
20h 3m
Fastest journey time:
20h 3m
Journey distance:
1383 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€97
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:26
Last service departs at:
12:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Sicily train, ferry and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Sicily is to fly which costs €23 - €170 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Sicily is to fly which costs €20 - €140 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 56m.

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The distance between Venice and Sicily is 886 km.

The best way to get from Venice to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14h 14m and costs €95 - €250.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Venice to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Sicily is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs €23 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €190 and takes 17h 34m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €90 and takes 20h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Venice to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 885.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

Ryanair, Volotea and four other airlines fly from Venice to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Palermo via Roma Termini, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 17h 34m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €180
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €230
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €300
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €240
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €240
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €280
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €230
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Venice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Verona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €360
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €180
Flights from Venice Treviso to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €220
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €190
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€320 - €5500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €3800
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
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 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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€75 - €110
Base Standard
€120 - €170
Base Premium
€150 - €220
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€65 - €90
Base Premium
€80 - €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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €85
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€40 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€60 - €85
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 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 Venice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Tirrenia
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci

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