There are 13 ways to get from Sicily to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, ferry, car 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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Fly Palermo to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  4 h 55 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

$118 - $311

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Fly Catania to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  4 h 57 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

$46 - $212

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Fly Catania to Geneva  •  4 h 45 min

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

$71 - $239

Fly Catania to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$74 - $275

Fly Catania to Zurich  •  4 h 51 min

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

$83 - $315

Fly Trapani to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$175 - $603

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

Fly Catania to Milan Bergamo, train  •  6 h 22 min

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

$61 - $344

Train via Roma Termini  •  20 h 45 min

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

$159 - $279

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

$150 - $188

Bus and ferry, bus  •  27 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Milano Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich N177 / ...

$84 - $146

Train  •  28 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Milano Centrale Icn
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$189 - $259

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Switzerland is to fly and bus which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Switzerland is to fly which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 45 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, Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 45 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 45 min and costs 130€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 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 4 h 45 min and costs 60€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 240€ and takes 20 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Sicily to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Palermo Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 708.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Switzerland?

easyJet, Swiss and six 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 20 h 45 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 Comiso to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,600
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Catania to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Catania to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 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
$26 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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

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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $190
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
Every 3 hours
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
$140 - $170
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
$70 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ferry operators

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