There are 11 ways to get from Lausanne to Sicily by train, plane, bus, car, ferry or bus and 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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Train to Geneva, fly to Palermo  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Palermo (PMO) GVA - PMO

$103 - $283

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Train to Geneva, fly to Catania  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Catania (CTA) GVA - CTA

$93 - $280

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Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  7 h 49 min

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

$113 - $375

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania  •  7 h 47 min

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

$112 - $325

Train, train to Basel, fly to Catania  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Catania (CTA) BSL - CTA

$168 - $621

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 37 min

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

$98 - $401

Train via Napoli Centrale  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Napoli Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$186 - $321

Drive, ferry  •  21 h 48 min

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

$145 - $246

Train  •  25 h 42 min

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

$211 - $306

Bus  •  26 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Milan, Milan 405
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$94 - $147

Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 50 min

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

$198 - $279

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 16 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Sicily is 1170 km.

The best way to get from Lausanne to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 19 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Lausanne to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Sicily is to train which takes 19 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26 h 9 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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Lausanne to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 731.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Palermo via Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale, and Palermo Centrale in around 19 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Palermo via Milan, Milan, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 26 h 9 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 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 Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
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 Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Basel to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
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
Flights from Basel to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Milano Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
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
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 Lausanne to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.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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Lausanne to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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