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There are 12 ways to get from Venice to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, bus, car, car ferry or night bus

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 Venice to Palermo

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

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Fly Venice to Catania

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

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Fly Venice to Comiso

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Comiso (CIY)

Train to Verona, fly to Catania

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

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania

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

Fly Venice to Trapani

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Trapani (TPS)

Train to Bologna, fly to Trapani

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Trapani (TPS)

Train, ferry

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

Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna Autostazione to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Venice to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
  2. Take the night bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Palermo Terminal Bus

Venice to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

The journey time between Venice and Sicily is around 14h 13m and covers a distance of around 1383 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 42m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Blu Jet, Trenitalia and others, the Venice to Sicily service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
14h 13m Average Duration
€96 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Sicily is to bus and night bus which costs €30 - €75 and takes 22h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Sicily is to fly which costs €55 - €230 and takes 3h 25m.

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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 Autostazione and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 49m.

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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 13m and costs €95 - €290.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m 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 8m and costs €30 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €190 and takes 17h 31m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 20h 49m.

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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 Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 885.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

Ryanair, Wizz Air and three 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 31m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €340
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €260
Flights from Venice to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€13 - €260
Flights from Venice to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €290
Flights from Verona to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €290
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €190
Flights from Venice to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Flights from Bologna to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Venice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €270
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €200
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €270
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Flights from Verona to Catania via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €1300
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €450
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Hourly
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€65 - €90
Base Premium
€80 - €120
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
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
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
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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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
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
5 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 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
3h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €85
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bologna Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Itabus
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €35
Website
Itabus
Night bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Palermo Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Itabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Bologna Autostazione to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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