There are 11 ways to get from Bern to Sicily by train, plane, bus, car, ferry or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Zurich, fly to Catania  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Catania (CTA) ZRH - CTA

$118 - $374

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Bus, bus and ferry Autoservizi Salemi Srl  •  28 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Milan, Milan 417
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Milano Lampugnano to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$94 - $134

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Train to Basel, fly to Catania  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Catania (CTA) BSL - CTA

$143 - $575

Train to Geneva, fly to Catania  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Catania (CTA) GVA - CTA

$121 - $328

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Catania (CTA) MXP - CTA

$105 - $319

Train to Zurich, fly to Palermo  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Palermo (PMO) ZRH - PMO

$135 - $542

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

$114 - $376

Train via Napoli Centrale  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Napoli Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$180 - $322

Drive, ferry  •  22 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$154 - $259

Train  •  25 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale Icn

$216 - $300

Bus, bus and ferry Eurolines CH  •  26 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo

$149 - $183

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Sicily is to bus and bus and ferry which costs SFr 90 - SFr 130 and takes 28 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Sicily is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 360 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Zurich and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Brig, Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 52 min.

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The distance between Bern and Sicily is 1177 km.

The best way to get from Bern to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 19 h 52 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Bern to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Sicily train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 735.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Sicily, Italy?

You can take a train from Bern to Palermo via Brig, Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale, and Palermo Centrale in around 19 h 52 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Basel to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Basel to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Milano Lampugnano to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
21 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators

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Bern to Sicily bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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