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There are 12 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  •  6h 8m

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

$116 - $371

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Bus, bus and ferry Autoservizi Salemi Srl  •  28h

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Milan, Milan 437 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Milano Lampugnano to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$88 - $131

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Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania  •  7h 26m

  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

$103 - $311

Train to Geneva, fly to Catania  •  6h 57m

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

$118 - $324

Train to Basel, fly to Catania  •  6h 15m

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

$141 - $573

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly to Catania  •  8h 9m

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

$110 - $334

Train, train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Palermo  •  8h 43m

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

$89 - $395

Train, train to Verona, fly to Catania  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  4. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Catania (CTA) VRN - CTA

$136 - $392

Train via Napoli Centrale  •  19h 38m

  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 / ...

$177 - $314

Drive, ferry  •  22h 21m

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

$154 - $259

Train  •  26h 6m

  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

$202 - $299

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

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

$137 - $173

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Sicily is to bus and bus and ferry which costs SFr 85 - SFr 140 and takes 28h.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Sicily is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 370 and takes 6h 8m.

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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 26h 41m.

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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 19h 38m.

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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 19h 38m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m 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 2h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 735.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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 19h 38m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $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
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
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
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $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
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $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
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
21h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $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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Edelweiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Catania Airport.

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