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There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry, 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 Zurich to Catania  •  5 h 11 min

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

$83 - $313

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Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 39 min

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

$73 - $350

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Fly Zurich to Palermo  •  5 h 24 min

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

$93 - $476

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Catania  •  7 h 56 min

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

$94 - $289

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Catania (CTA) MXP - CTA

$109 - $324

Train to Basel, fly to Catania  •  6 h 27 min

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

$138 - $568

Train via Roma Termini  •  20 h 19 min

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

$156 - $249

Drive, ferry  •  22 h 11 min

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

$150 - $254

Bus and ferry  •  24 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo

$138 - $162

Train  •  25 h 40 min

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

$177 - $233

Night bus, bus and ferry  •  26 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N184 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Milano Lampugnano to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$83 - $123

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Sicily is to night bus and bus and ferry which costs SFr 80 - SFr 130 and takes 26 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Sicily is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 320 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 19 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Sicily is 1180 km.

The best way to get from Zürich to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 20 h 19 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Zürich to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Sicily is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 250 and takes 20 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 737.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

Edelweiss Air, Alitalia and four other airlines fly from Zürich to Catania 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Palermo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 20 h 19 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zurich to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Milano Lampugnano to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
21 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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

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Zürich to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Edelweiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Air Malta and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Catania Airport.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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