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

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Shuttle to Tirana, fly to Catania  •  6h 16m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vlorë to Tirana Airport
  2. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Catania (CTA) TIA - CTA

€46 - €133

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Car ferry to Brindisi, fly to Palermo  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the car ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Palermo (PMO) BDS - PMO

€66 - €169

Shuttle to Tirana, fly to Palermo  •  8h 43m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vlorë to Tirana Airport
  2. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Palermo (PMO) TIA - PMO

€50 - €224

Car ferry, train to Bari, fly to Catania  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the car ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  3. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

€71 - €183

Car ferry, train to Bari, fly to Palermo  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the car ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  3. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

€74 - €224

Bus and ferry, bus  •  18h 27m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Brindisi to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo

€97 - €138

Car ferry, drive, train  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Drive from Brindisi to Torre Specchia Rugger - Via Nettuno
  3. Take the train from Lecce to Caserta Fa / ...
  4. Take the train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale Ic

€122 - €219

Car ferry, bus, train  •  20h 7m

  1. Take the car ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Brindisi to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€88 - €121

Car ferry, train, bus and ferry  •  21h 27m

  1. Take the car ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Taranto Re
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Taranto to Palermo

€80 - €106

Bus and ferry, bus via Taranto  •  22h 54m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Brindisi Station to Taranto - Porto Mercantile E18
  3. Take the bus from Taranto to Villa San Giovanni 590
  4. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo

€128 - €172

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 54m

  1. Drive from Vlorë to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€162 - €337

Vlorë to Sicily by bus and ferry, walk and bus

The journey time between Vlorë and Sicily is around 41h 15m and covers a distance of around 898 km. The fastest journey normally takes 41h 15m. Operated by Florentia Bus, SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro and Autoservizi Salemi Srl, the Vlorë to Sicily service departs from Vlorë and arrives in Palermo. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
41h 15m
Fastest journey time:
41h 15m
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€97
Carbon emissions:
123 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:30
Last service departs at:
14:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vlorë to Sicily bus and ferry, walk and bus schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Vlorë to Sicily is to shuttle and fly, which costs $55 - $170 and takes 6h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Vlorë to Sicily is to shuttle and fly which costs $55 - $170 and takes 6h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vlorë to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Vlorë and arriving at Palermo via Brindisi and Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 27m.

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The distance between Vlorë and Sicily is 561 km.

The best way to get from Vlorë to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 18h 27m and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Vlorë to Sicily, including transfers.

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Vlorë to Sicily bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Vlorë station.

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The quickest flight from Tirana Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Vlorë to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Wizz Air and Alitalia offer flights from Tirana Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Vlorë to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 560.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 16m

What companies run services between Vlorë, Albania and Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Vlorë to Sicily. However, you can take the shuttle to Tirana Airport, take the walk to Tirana airport, fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport (CTA), then take the bus to Catania. Alternatively, you can take the car ferry to Brindisi, take the walk to Brindisi - Corso Roma, take the bus to Brindisi Airport BDS, take the walk to Brindisi airport, fly to Palermo, take the walk to Punta Raisi, then take the train to Palermo.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Tirana to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tirana to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €130
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €180
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €150
TUI Airlines Netherlands
Website
tui.nl
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €100
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Lecce to Caserta
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
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 Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Bus operators
Tirana International Airport
Phone
+355 52 22 55 39
Website
tirana-airport.com
Shuttle from Vlorë to Tirana Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9
Schedules at
tirana-airport.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Brindisi to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
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
Bus and ferry from Taranto to Palermo
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 Taranto to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Red Star Ferries
Phone
+39.0831.575.654
Email
booking@seamedtrading.com
Website
albaniaferries.it
Car ferry from Vlorë to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€42
Website
Red Star Ferries
A-Ships Management
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@a-ships.com
Website
a-ships.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Schedules at
a-ships.com
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a-ships.com
DECK
€55
AIRTYPE SEATS
€65
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
€135
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
European Seaways
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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