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There are 13 ways to get from Sicily to Zürich by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Catania to Zurich  •  4 h 56 min

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

$84 - $314

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Bus and ferry, night bus  •  27 h 49 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 / ...

$82 - $123

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Fly Palermo to Zurich  •  5 h 33 min

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

$94 - $476

Fly Catania to Basel, train  •  6 h 8 min

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

$136 - $569

Fly Catania to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 29 min

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

$120 - $358

Fly Trapani to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 33 min

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

$219 - $684

Fly Catania to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 13 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

$101 - $322

Fly Palermo to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 2 min

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

$115 - $390

Fly Palermo to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 46 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

$107 - $334

Train via Roma Termini  •  20 h 50 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

$196 - $348

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 9 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Zurich

$131 - $161

Train  •  28 h 23 min

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

$201 - $301

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Zürich is to bus and ferry and night bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 27 h 49 min.

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

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Zürich HB via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini Station and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Zürich is 1180 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 20 h 50 min and costs 170€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Sicily to Zürich, including transfers.

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Sicily to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Palermo station.

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

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The best way to get from Sicily to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 70€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 310€ and takes 20 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 737.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

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

Edelweiss Air, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Catania to Zürich 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Zürich via Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Roma Termini Station, Milano Centrale Station, and Milano Centrale in around 20 h 50 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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
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 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 29 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
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
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
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
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Palermo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palermo to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Catania to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $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
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
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
$20 - $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 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Sicily to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Zurich 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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