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  •  5 h 33 min

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

$87 - $255

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Fly Geneva to Catania  •  5 h 16 min

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

$77 - $252

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Fly Geneva to Trapani  •  9 h 32 min

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

$205 - $758

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 25 min

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

$128 - $400

Train to Lyon, fly to Catania  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Catania (CTA) LYS - CTA

$125 - $618

Train to Lyon, fly to Palermo  •  7 h 50 min

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

$145 - $421

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 41 min

  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 Palermo (PMO) MXP - PMO

$133 - $365

Train via Roma Termini  •  20 h 49 min

  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  •  22 h 55 min

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

$106 - $178

Drive, ferry  •  21 h 32 min

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

$144 - $244

Train  •  26 h 18 min

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

$226 - $320

Train, bus and ferry  •  27 h 34 min

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

$216 - $309

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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 22 h 55 min.

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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 20 h 49 min.

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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 20 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min 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 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 20 h 49 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 727.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

easyJet, Alitalia and Lufthansa fly from Geneva to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Palermo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 20 h 49 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Trapani via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,200
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,200
Flights from Lyon to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
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
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
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
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
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
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
3 h 20 min
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
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
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
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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 - $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
1 h 15 min
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
Ave. Duration
10 h
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
11 h 55 min
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
22 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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