There are 12 ways to get from Sicily to Zürich by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Catania to Zurich  •  4 h 49 min

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

$82 - $315

11 alternative options

Fly Palermo to Zurich  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Zurich (ZRH) PMO - ZRH

$99 - $479

Fly Catania to Basel, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Basel (BSL) CTA - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$134 - $569

Fly Palermo to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$94 - $330

Fly Catania to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 55 min

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

$92 - $296

Fly Palermo to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 7 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
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB

$119 - $337

Fly Catania to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  7 h 44 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
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB

$106 - $323

Train via Roma Termini  •  20 h 33 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

$156 - $263

Ferry, drive  •  21 h 40 min

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

$151 - $266

Bus and ferry  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Zurich

$132 - $172

Ferry, bus  •  25 h 46 min

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

$119 - $219

Train  •  27 h 48 min

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

$187 - $242

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

Edelweiss Air, Cairo Aviation and seven other airlines fly from Catania to Zürich every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Zürich via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, and Milano Centrale in around 20 h 33 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
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 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 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
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
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Catania to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Catania to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Palermo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
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
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
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Catania to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Palermo to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Palermo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
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
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
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
21 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
$22 - $29
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 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sicily to Zürich?

The distance between Sicily and Zürich is 1180 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sicily to Zürich?

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Zürich is to bus and ferry which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 25 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sicily to Zürich?

The quickest way to get from Sicily to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs 65€ - 260€.

Is there a direct train between Sicily and Zürich?

No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 33 min.

Is there a direct bus between Sicily and Zürich?

No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Zurich via Palermo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 9 min.

How long does it take to get from Sicily to Zürich?

It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Sicily to Zürich, including transfers.