Getting to Sicily is very easy - in most cases a plane will suit you. Direct flights are from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome and other major cities of Italy. You can also take a ferry from Naples, the neighboring islands of Sardinia or Malta. Consider all options and ticket prices.
Direct flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Palermo and Catania on Saturdays from April 01, 2017 are operated by Alitalia.
A one-way ticket for a direct flight costs about 15,000 rubles, travel time 4 hours 15 minutes. A couple of thousand can be saved if you fly with a transfer in Rome, then the road to Sicily will take about 7 hours - then everyone decides how much his time is worth. I advise you to buy tickets on the official website www.alitalia.com especially since they have a Russian version.
Starting from April 27, 2017, S7 Airlines also operates direct flights to Catania from Moscow Domodedovo Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
The cost of tickets, including regular baggage of 23 kg, starts at 10,000 rubles.
Learn before you go:
From St. Petersburg
From June 4, 2017 from St. Petersburg to Sicily to Catania on Sundays direct flights on Airbus A320 aircraft are carried out by Alitalia.
From Rome Fiumicino Airport to Sicily in Catania, Palermo and Trapani, the Ryanair low-cost airline flies.
The average ticket price is about 30-50 euros, the surcharge for a large suitcase is about 20 euros, hand luggage size 55x40x25 cm for free. In the off-season from November to April, you can fly for a ridiculous 19 euros. Flight time 1 hour 30 minutes.
Ryanair daily flies from Milan's Bergamo airport to Sicily in Trapani, Palermo and Catania.
The flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes, and if you take care of planning your trip in advance, you can easily buy cheap tickets for only 24 euros.
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On a ferryboat
We recommend that you look at all departures from the mainland of Italy to Sicily, calculate the price of the crossing and book tickets in the special section of the site www.directferries.ru - this is much more convenient than understanding the intricacies of Italian sites. Moreover, the price is exactly the same for you. A huge plus is that all the nuances and details of the trip are detailed in Russian.
From Naples and Salerno
From Naples and Salerno several times a day ferries go to Catania, Palermo and Messina.
For example, the cost of transporting 2 passengers and a car from Naples to Palermo will be about 120 euros. Travel time 10 hours 30 minutes.
Ferries to Sicily also run daily from Sardinia (from Cagliari to Palermo), Malta and other mainland cities.