Directions from Sicily to Switzerland

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Recommended option

Fly Catania to Geneva  •  4 h 28 min

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

$67 - $236

Cheapest option

Fly Catania to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  4 h 55 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

$45 - $212

10 alternative options

Fly Palermo to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 18 min

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

$57 - $225

Fly Catania to Zurich  •  4 h 49 min

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

$82 - $315

Fly Catania to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 35 min

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

$72 - $275

Fly Trapani to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$174 - $603

Fly Catania to Milan Bergamo, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CTA - BGY
  2. Take the train from Monza to Lugano

$59 - $339

Fly Comiso to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 31 min

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

$51 - $781

Train  •  21 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Icn / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$159 - $278

Ferry, drive  •  21 h 40 min

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

$151 - $256

Bus and ferry  •  25 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Zurich

$140 - $187

Ferry, bus  •  26 h 12 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Zurich N177 / ...

$120 - $207

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Switzerland?

easyJet, Swiss and five other airlines fly from Catania to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Zürich via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Milano Centrale, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 21 h 28 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 Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Trapani to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Trapani to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
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 Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $170
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $420
Flights from Comiso to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,600
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 Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
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 Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,900
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
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Palermo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sicily and Switzerland is 1134 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Switzerland is to fly and bus which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Sicily to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 28 min and costs 55€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 28 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Sicily to Switzerland, including transfers.