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

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Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

€18 - €116

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Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

€25 - €175

Train to Genoa, fly to Palermo  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

€38 - €232

Train to Genoa, fly to Catania  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA

€32 - €181

Train to Pisa, fly to Comiso  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Comiso (CIY) PSA - CIY

€75 - €252

Train to Pisa, fly to Trapani  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Trapani (TPS) PSA - TPS

€39 - €243

Train, train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Vernazza to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  3. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

€39 - €193

Train, ferry via Messina  •  15h 26m

  1. Take the train from Vernazza to Firenze S.M.N. Re
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€75 - €238

Train  •  18h 41m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Roma Termini Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€77 - €176

Drive, car ferry  •  21h

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

€66 - €102

Bus  •  22h 14m

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Florence N552
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo N597

€69 - €90

Train, ferry  •  25h 6m

  1. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Genova Brignole Re / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€84 - €157

Vernazza to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

The journey time between Vernazza and Sicily is around 19h 21m and covers a distance of around 1297 km. The fastest journey normally takes 19h 21m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Vernazza to Sicily service departs from Vernazza and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
19h 21m
Fastest journey time:
19h 21m
Journey distance:
1297 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€91
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:38
Last service departs at:
18:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vernazza to Sicily train, ferry and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Vernazza to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €18 - €120 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Vernazza to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €75 - €260 and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vernazza to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Vernazza and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via La Spezia Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 41m.

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The distance between Vernazza and Sicily is 819 km.

The best way to get from Vernazza to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry via Messina which takes 15h 26m and costs €70 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Vernazza to Sicily, including transfers.

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Vernazza to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from La Spezia Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Vernazza to Sicily is to train which takes 18h 41m and costs €75 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 22h 14m.

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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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Vernazza to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Vernazza to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 819.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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

You can take a train from Vernazza to Palermo via La Spezia Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 18h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vernazza to Palermo via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia - Stazione FS, La Spezia, Florence, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 22h 14m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €100
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €100
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Pisa to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Flights from Pisa to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €230
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €95
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €120
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €190
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €340
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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
Train from Vernazza to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 Sestri Levante to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
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 La Spezia Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€25 - €35
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 Sestri Levante to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €6
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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 La Spezia Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €130
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€45 - €65
Smart Flex
€90 - €130
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 La Spezia to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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
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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