There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry, bus and ferry or 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 20 min

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

$75 - $313

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Fly Zurich to Palermo, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Palermo (PMO) ZRH - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo

$92 - $480

Fly Zurich to Comiso  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Comiso (CIY) ZRH - CIY

$143 - $769

Train to Basel, fly to Catania  •  6 h 29 min

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

$138 - $567

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 30 min

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

$95 - $328

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania  •  8 h 12 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 Milan Bergamo, fly to Palermo  •  9 h 8 min

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

$80 - $349

Train via Roma Termini  •  20 h 11 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

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26 h 45 min

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

$77 - $123

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Sicily is to bus and bus and ferry which costs SFr 75 - SFr 130 and takes 26 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Sicily is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 320 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Sicily is 1180 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Zürich to Sicily, including transfers.

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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 11 min.

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The nearest airport to Sicily is Comiso (CIY) Airport which is 77.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Catania (CTA) (81.4 km), Palermo (PMO) (113.7 km), Malta (MLA) (195.6 km) and Lamezia Terme (SUF) (234.4 km).

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 737.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

Edelweiss Air, Alitalia and three 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 11 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 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 35 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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 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
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Basel to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Zurich to Comiso via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Flights from Zurich to Comiso via Rome, Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Basel to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Comiso via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$2 - $3
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
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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
$40 - $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
Train from Zuerich Hb to Monza
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
5 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
3 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
Once 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Milán, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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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