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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Taormina by plane, train, car ferry, night bus, bus, car, ferry, bus and ferry or night train

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Fly from Geneva, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Catania (CTA) GVA - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

63€ - 1129€

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Train to Milan Malpensa, fly, train  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Catania (CTA) MXP - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

150€ - 631€

Train to Lyon, fly, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Catania (CTA) LYS - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini

143€ - 408€

Train to Milan Linate, fly, train  •  9h 41m

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

177€ - 750€

Train, car ferry  •  17h 25m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Rho-Fiera Milano Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Rho-Fiera to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini Re / ...

161€ - 395€

Night bus, bus, train  •  26h 3m

  1. Take the night bus from Geneva to Turin, Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Turin to Messina
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini Re / ...

77€ - 105€

Drive, ferry  •  24h 30m

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

153€ - 260€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Fribourg
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Zurich
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Taormina

95€ - 155€

Train, night train  •  22h 45m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Taormina-Giardini Ini

204€ - 322€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Taormina is to night bus and bus and train which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 26h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Taormina is to fly and train which costs SFr 65 - SFr 1300 and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Taormina via Fribourg and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Taormina-Giardini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 45m.

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The distance between Geneva and Taormina is 1195 km.

The best way to get from Geneva to Taormina without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 17h 25m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 430.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Geneva to Taormina, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 1195 km
  • Duration: 6h 19m

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

There is no direct connection from Geneva to Taormina. However, you can take the train to Genève-Aéroport, take the walk to Geneva airport, fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport, take the bus to Catania, take the walk to Catania Centrale, then take the train to Taormina. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gallarate, take the train to Malpensa Aeroporto T1, take the walk to Milan Malpensa airport, fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport, take the bus to Catania, take the walk to Catania Centrale, then take the train to Taormina.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 750€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 750€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 270€
City Airways Company
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 8€
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 8€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Rho-Fiera to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
60€ - 85€
Smart Low Cost
55€ - 85€
Smart Flex
110€ - 170€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Taormina-Giardini
Ave. Duration
17h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Geneva to Turin, Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Turin to Messina
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Taormina
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 130€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
24€ - 40€
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Geneva to Taormina bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Taormina station.

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Geneva to Taormina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity Night, arrive at Taormina-Giardini station.

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Swiss, Air France, Air Malta and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2709+ hotels available in Taormina. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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