There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Sicily by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus and ferry or bus

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

Fly Florence to Palermo  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO

$65 - $190

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

$37 - $209

7 alternative options

Fly Florence to Catania  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

$58 - $177

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

$55 - $316

Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

$42 - $172

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Fb / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$108 - $233

Train  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$116 - $163

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 16 min

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

$80 - $121

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Castelvetrano
  2. Take the bus from Castelvetrano to Palermo

$143 - $198

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Florence to Palermo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Palermo via Roma Termini, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 14 h 40 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Castelvetrano
Ave. Duration
18 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Castelvetrano to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$4
Car
$30 - $31
Grimaldi Lines

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Florence to Sicily?

The distance between Florence and Sicily is 731 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Florence to Sicily?

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Sicily is to train and fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Florence to Sicily?

The quickest way to get from Florence to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs 45€ - 150€.

Is there a direct bus between Florence and Sicily?

No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Palermo via Castelvetrano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Florence to Sicily?

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Florence to Sicily, including transfers.