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There are 13 ways to get from Sicily to Switzerland by plane, train, ferry, car, bus and ferry or night bus

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 Catania to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CTA - MXP

$50 - $234

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Fly Palermo to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) PMO - MXP

$56 - $246

Fly Catania to Zurich  •  4 h 56 min

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

$84 - $314

Fly Catania to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$75 - $268

Fly Trapani to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$174 - $594

Fly Catania to Milan Bergamo, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$62 - $336

Fly Comiso to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Comiso (CIY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CIY - MXP

$55 - $853

Fly Trapani to Milan Bergamo, train  •  6 h 26 min

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

$117 - $422

Train via Roma Termini  •  20 h 54 min

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

$204 - $363

Ferry, drive  •  21 h 41 min

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

$145 - $256

Bus and ferry  •  25 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Zurich

$139 - $176

Bus and ferry, night bus  •  28 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Milano Lampugnano
  2. Take the night bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich N524 / ...

$84 - $126

Train  •  28 h 28 min

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

$209 - $316

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Switzerland is to fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Switzerland is to fly which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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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 Station, Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 54 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Switzerland is 1134 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 20 h 54 min and costs 170€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Sicily to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Sicily to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Switzerland is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 40€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 320€ and takes 20 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Sicily to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 708.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Switzerland?

easyJet, Meridiana and three other airlines fly from Catania to Lugano hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Zürich via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Roma Termini Station, Milano Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, and Zürich HB in around 20 h 54 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Trapani to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Trapani to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $170
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $1,600
Flights from Trapani to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 - $160
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
21 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
Night bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Meridiana, Ryanair, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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