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Recommended option

Fly Zurich to Catania  •  4 h 36 min

  1. ZRH - CTA

$74 - $313

9 alternative options

Fly Zurich to Palermo  •  5 h

  1. ZRH - PMO

$91 - $477

Train to Basel, fly to Catania  •  6 h 1 min

  1. BSL - CTA

$137 - $567

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  7 h 42 min

  1. LIN - PMO

$95 - $326

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania  •  7 h 43 min

  1. MXP - CTA

$108 - $324

Train via Roma Termini  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Ec
  2. Fr
  3. Ic

$157 - $256

Drive, ferry  •  22 h 19 min

$155 - $254

Bus and ferry  •  24 h 11 min

$137 - $162

Bus, ferry  •  24 h 59 min

  1. N177 / ...

$119 - $205

Train  •  25 h 41 min

  1. Ec
  2. Icn

$188 - $244

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

Edelweiss Air, Cairo Aviation and four other airlines fly from Zürich to Catania 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Palermo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 19 h 53 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Basel to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Trenitalia Eurocity
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Sicily is 1180 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Sicily is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 320 and takes 4 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Sicily is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 320.

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 19 h 53 min.

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Zürich to Sicily, including transfers.