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There are 4 ways to get from Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily by ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry 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

Ferry, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima V13 / ...
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€18 - €36

Cheapest option

Train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Palermo Centrale Ic

€17 - €22

2 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Messina N597 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

€18 - €25

Car ferry, drive  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  2. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€30 - €84

Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily by ferry and train

The journey time between Villa San Giovanni Station and Sicily is around 5h 20m and covers a distance of around 233 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 59m. Operated by Trenitalia, Metromare Dello Stretto, Blue Jet and others, the Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily service departs from Villa S.Giovanni and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically 51 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 20m
Fastest journey time:
3h 59m
Services per week:
51
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:10
Last service departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily ferry and train schedules

Villa San Giovanni Station → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily is to train which costs €16 - €23 and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily is to car ferry and drive which costs €30 - €85 and takes 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Villa San Giovanni and arriving at Palermo via Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Villa San Giovanni Station and Sicily is 147 km.

The best way to get from Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily without a car is to ferry and train which takes 4h 50m and costs €18 - €40.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily, including transfers.

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Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Villa San Giovanni station.

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Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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Map of how to get from Villa San Giovanni Station to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 147.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Villa San Giovanni Station, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Villa S.Giovanni to Palermo Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €14 - €21 and the journey takes 4h 55m.

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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
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 Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry 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
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
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
€2 - €7
Moto
€16 - €22
Car
€30 - €40

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