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There are 9 ways to get from Zagreb to Sicily by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night bus, car or car ferry

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Fly Zagreb to Catania  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Catania (CTA) ZAG - CTA

€81 - €259

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Shuttle, shuttle to Trieste, fly to Palermo  •  7h 22m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
  3. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Palermo (PMO) TRS - PMO

€86 - €624

Shuttle, shuttle to Trieste, fly to Catania  •  7h 5m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
  3. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Catania (CTA) TRS - CTA

€92 - €613

Bus, train  •  23h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste 402
  2. Take the train from Trieste to Napoli Centrale
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic

€96 - €215

Night bus, bus  •  26h 4m

  1. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Bologna N997
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo N597

€88 - €107

Train  •  26h 11m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€134 - €267

Bus, train via Rome  •  26h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€136 - €170

Bus  •  28h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

€90 - €158

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 36m

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

€222 - €362

Zagreb to Sicily by bus and train

The journey time between Zagreb and Sicily is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 1756 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 1h. Operated by FlixBus, Croatia Bus International, ItaloTreno and others, the Zagreb to Sicily service departs from Zagreb and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 2h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 1h
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€90
Carbon emissions:
109 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:00
Last service departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zagreb to Sicily bus and train schedules

Croatia → Italy
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International entry into 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
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  • 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.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Sicily is to night bus and bus which costs 650 kn - 850 kn and takes 26h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Zagreb to Sicily is to fly. Taking this option will cost 600 kn - 2.000 kn and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Villach Hbf, Venezia Mestre, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 11m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Sicily is 927 km.

The best way to get from Zagreb to Sicily without a car is to bus and train which takes 23h 41m and costs 700 kn - 1.700 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Zagreb to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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Zagreb to Sicily train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs 600 kn - 2.000 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1.000 kn - 2.100 kn and takes 26h 11m, you could also bus, which costs 650 kn - 1.200 kn and takes 28h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 927.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa and 10 other airlines fly from Zagreb to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Palermo via Villach Hbf, Venezia Mestre, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 26h 11m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Catania via Dubrovnik, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Trieste to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from Trieste to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Trieste to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Flights from Trieste to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €270
Flights from Trieste to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Catania via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Train operators
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 to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €65
Smart Flex
€85 - €130
Train from Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €40
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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€65 - €90
Base Premium
€75 - €110
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€29 - €200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€29 - €35
Private
€110 - €200
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€30 - €40
Private
€110 - €280
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 Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€80 - €95
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Padova
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€38 - €43
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to Padova
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators
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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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Lufthansa, Transavia Holland, Air France and six other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Catania Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs 210 kn - 260 kn.

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