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Getting to Sicily:

ARRIVING BY AIR to Sicily from the Italian mainland:
Alitalia has a large number of daily connections from the Italian mainland to Sicily.

Ryanair flies to Palermo from Milan (Bergamo) and Pisa (Florence) and toTrapani from Venice (Trieste), Turin and Pisa.

easyJet flies to Palermo and Catania from Milan Malpensa sand Rome Fiumicino several times a day.

Air One flies to Palermo and Catania from Rome Fiumicino several times a day. (Italian language site)

Meridiana flies to Palermo and Catania from Milan Linate several times a day.

WindJet flies several times a day from Milan and Rome to Palermo and Catania. Times and days vary so please check the timetable on their website.

If you plan to bring your own car or have hired a car in a different part of Italy, at some point you will need to take a ferry. The same goes for if you are arriving by train. There are four possible options:

Naples - Palermo / Palermo - Naples:
Tirrenia (Tel: 0039 081 0171998) have daily crossings: dep. 20:45, arr. 06:30, both ways. In August, there are also crossings on Saturday and Sunday: dep. 10.00, arr. 18.00 (this also applies to the last weekend in July and the first weekend in September. Two and four bed cabins, restaurant, bar and cinema on board.
SNAV also have daily crossings: dep. 20:00, arr. 06:30, both ways. On the last Saturday in July and all Saturdays in August there are two further crossings: dep. 09:30, arr. 20.00 and dep. 22:30, arr. 09:00. Two and four bed cabins, restaurant, bar, disco, children's area and cinema on board.

Genoa - Palermo / Palermo - Genoa:
Palermo is over 1,700 miles from London on the motorway (the half-way point is Bologna), so driving all the way is an option for people who have time to spare. A more relaxing compromise is to drive to Genova and catch the car ferry to Palermo. The ferry has excellent cabins with bathrooms, as well as a heated pool, sundecks, a gym, restaurants and all sorts of other comforts and entertainment! Grandi Navi Veloci (Tel: 0039 010 2094591) make crossings every day except Sunday: dep. 23:00, arr. 19:00 (the day after) until 24th June and then dep. 21:00, arr. 17:00 (the day after) until 11th Sept.

Villa San Giovanni (Reggio Calabria) / Messina:
Ferries leave Villa San Giovanni in Reggio Calabria to Messina every 20 minutes. The crossing takes 20 minutes. For information and bookings see Caronte, or call +39 0965 751413.

Sardinia - Sicily / Sicily - Sardinia:
There are weekly departures from Cagliari to Trapani and Palermo, the overnight voyage takes about 13 hours. See: Tirrenia.


Naples - Trapani (Favignana) / Trapani (Favignana) - Naples:
Ustica Lines (0039 081 7612565) has crossings on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1st June to 30th September: dep. 15:00, arr. 22:05, stopping at Ustica and Favignana on the way.

Naples - Aeolian Islands / Aeolian Islands - Naples:
One way to get to the Aeolian islands would be to fly to Naples and then take a hydrofoil. Ustica Lines (Italian language site), for example, does daily crossings to Salina Santa Marina from 29th June to 30th September: dep: 08:00, arr. 13.15.

For those arriving by rail, at Villa San Giovanni in Reggio Calabria the train is loaded directly onto the ferry. At Messina on the other side of the Straits you either continue your onward journey on the same train or change. For more information see TrenItalia.

Rail Map


Ferry Map


Airport Map

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