• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 10 ways to get from Catania to Switzerland by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, car or ferry

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 to Geneva  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Geneva (GVA) CTA - GVA

$68 - $229

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CTA - MXP

$47 - $230

8 alternative options

Fly to Zurich  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Zurich (ZRH) CTA - ZRH

$85 - $310

Fly to Basel  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Basel (BSL) CTA - BSL

$106 - $506

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$75 - $262

Train, car ferry  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola Fa
  4. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Milano Centrale Fr
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec

$167 - $381

Bus and ferry  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Zurich

$110 - $140

Bus, train  •  22 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania - Bus Station to Milano Rogoredo Station
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH)
  3. Take the train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen 5

$295 - $447

Train  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Milano Centrale Icn
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$202 - $290

Drive, ferry  •  23 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Palermo
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  3. Drive from Genoa to Zürich

$176 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Switzerland is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Catania to Switzerland is to fly which costs 90€ - 440€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Catania and arriving at Zurich. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 19 h 58 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Catania to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 42 min.

More details

The distance between Catania and Switzerland is 1177 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Switzerland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 16 h 29 min and costs 140€ - 340€.

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Catania to Switzerland, including transfers.

More details

Catania to Switzerland bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Catania station.

More details

Catania to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Catania Centrale station.

More details

The best way to get from Catania to Switzerland is to fly which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 55€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 260€ and takes 24 h 42 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Catania to Switzerland.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 735.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Switzerland?

Swiss, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Catania to Geneva every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Catania to Zürich via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB in around 24 h 42 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Catania to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Catania to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH)
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Afragola Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
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 Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Catania Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
19 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
19 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Book at
eurolines.ch
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania - Bus Station to Milano Rogoredo Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

Search flights

Catania to Switzerland bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

More details

Catania to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

More details

easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Geneva Airport.

Search flights

Book your Catania to Switzerland train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

Search and book

There are 633+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

More details

Where to next?