There are 10 ways to get from Catania to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, 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 38 min

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

$68 - $229

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CTA - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$44 - $208

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Fly to Zurich  •  2 h 44 min

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

$85 - $311

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 18 min

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

$74 - $269

Train, car ferry  •  16 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Centrale Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$142 - $320

Bus and ferry  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Zurich

$120 - $150

Bus  •  21 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich N177 / ...

$80 - $355

Train  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Milano Centrale Icn
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$174 - $234

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 and bus which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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

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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.

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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 24 min.

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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 59 min and costs 120€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Catania to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Catania to Switzerland is to fly which takes 2 h 38 min and costs 55€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 310€ and takes 21 h 46 min, you could also train, which costs 140€ - 200€ and takes 24 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 735.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Switzerland?

easyJet, Swiss and six other airlines fly from Catania to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Catania to Zürich via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, Milan, Milan, Zurich, and Zürich, Sihlquai/HB in around 21 h 46 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Catania to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Catania to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $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
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Catania to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $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 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
19 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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 Napoli Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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
$120 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
SAIS Autolinee
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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
$29 - $45

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