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There are 12 ways to get from Geneva to Sicily by plane, train, bus, 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.

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Fly Geneva to Palermo  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Palermo (PMO) GVA - PMO

$87 - $255

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Fly Geneva to Catania  •  5h 11m

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

$77 - $252

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Fly Geneva to Trapani  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Trapani (TPS) GVA - TPS

$205 - $763

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  8h 38m

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

$129 - $398

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania  •  8h 18m

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

$127 - $352

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Palermo  •  8h 59m

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

$113 - $426

Train to Lyon, fly to Palermo  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Palermo (PMO) LYS - PMO

$141 - $413

Train via Roma Termini  •  20h 50m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$206 - $335

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N1729
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$106 - $179

Drive, ferry  •  21h 32m

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

$144 - $244

Train  •  26h 22m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale Icn

$226 - $330

Train, bus and ferry  •  27h 34m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Luzern to Palermo

$215 - $308

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Sicily is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 260 and takes 5h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Sicily is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 260 and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Palermo via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 50m.

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The distance between Geneva and Sicily is 1164 km.

The best way to get from Geneva to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 20h 50m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 340.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Geneva to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 200 - SFr 340 and takes 20h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 727.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

easyJet and Alitalia fly from Geneva to Palermo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Palermo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 20h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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 Geneva to Trapani via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Trapani via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Trapani via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
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 Milan Bergamo to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
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 Lyon to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
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
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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 Geneva to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Luzern to Palermo
Ave. Duration
22h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Geneva to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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