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There are 10 ways to get from Zadar to Sicily by bus, train, car ferry, car, ferry or plane

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

Bus, train  •  25h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar bus station to Trieste
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Roma Tiburtina Fr
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€107 - €243

Cheapest option

Car ferry to Ancona, fly to Catania  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona
  2. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Catania (CTA) AOI - CTA

€34 - €129

8 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  27h 31m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona 51
  2. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€79 - €130

Car ferry, train via Ancona  •  28h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona 51
  2. Take the train from Falconara Marittima to Roma Termini Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€78 - €166

Car ferry, bus  •  29h 34m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona 51
  2. Take the bus from Ancona Nord to Naples
  3. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

€69 - €112

Bus  •  29h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar bus station to Bologna N535
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo N597

€95 - €116

Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  23h 13m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari 54
  3. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€133 - €194

Bus to Split, fly to Catania  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar bus station to Trogir
  2. Fly from Split (SPU) to Catania (CTA) SPU - CTA

€54 - €189

Car ferry to Ancona, fly to Palermo  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona
  2. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Palermo (PMO) AOI - PMO

€35 - €230

Car ferry to Ancona, fly to Trapani  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona
  2. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Trapani (TPS) AOI - TPS

€87 - €137

Zadar to Sicily by bus, train and subway

The journey time between Zadar and Sicily is around 44h 14m and covers a distance of around 1885 km. The fastest journey normally takes 44h 14m. Operated by FlixBus, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Zadar to Sicily service departs from Zadar bus station and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
44h 14m
Fastest journey time:
44h 14m
Journey distance:
1885 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€107
Carbon emissions:
125 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
23:45
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zadar to Sicily bus, train and subway schedules

Croatia → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Croatia
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zadar to Sicily is to car ferry and fly, which costs 250 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 13h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Zadar to Sicily is to bus and fly which costs 400 kn - 1.500 kn and takes 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zadar station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Zadar bus station and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 56m.

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The distance between Zadar and Sicily is 731 km.

The best way to get from Zadar to Sicily without a car is to bus and train which takes 25h 31m and costs 800 kn - 1.900 kn.

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It takes approximately 25h 31m to get from Zadar to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Split Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Aegean Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Split Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Zadar to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 731.4 km
  • Duration: 25h 31m

What companies run services between Zadar, Croatia and Sicily, Italy?

You can take a bus from Zadar to Palermo via Bologna, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 29h 56m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €220
Flights from Split to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€160 - €220
Flights from Split to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €220
Flights from Split to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Flights from Split to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Flights from Ancona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €210
Flights from Ancona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €220
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Ancona to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Split to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€14 - €90
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 Trieste Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€45 - €65
Base Standard
€75 - €110
Base Premium
€90 - €140
Train from Falconara Marittima to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Trieste Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €100
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €50
Smart Flex
€70 - €100
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 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 Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Train from Falconara Marittima to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €24
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 Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €37
Train from Falconara Marittima to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €36
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 Zadar bus station to Trieste
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar bus station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar bus station to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Linea 2 Mari
Phone
0733 671222
Email
info@linea2mari.com
Website
linea2mari.com
Bus from Ancona Nord to Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€32 - €38
Schedules at
linea2mari.com
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Trogir Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Trogir Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zadar, aut.kolodvor to Trogir, aut.kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
€9 - €11
Car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
€11 - €14
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
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

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