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from Zurich to Palermo

You can get from Zurich to Palermo by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Palermo on May 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00AMZurich Airport3h25 02:25PMPalermo Airport
1 changes
$2781One-way
Cheapest
09:22AMZürich Stadelhofen31h33 04:55PMPalermo Centrale
3 changes
$1671One-way
Other options
09:45AMZurich Airport10h20 08:05PMPalermo Airport
1 changes
$2221One-way
11:00AMZurich Airport7h20 06:20PMPalermo Airport
1 changes
$2781One-way
12:00PMZurich Airport1h50 01:50PMPalermo Airport
0 changes
$3741One-way

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Tue
May 24
$147Trenitalia
$95ITA
Wed
May 25
$277Trenitalia
$159ITA
Thu
May 26
$138Trenitalia
$73ITA
Fri
May 27
$162Trenitalia
$73ITA
Sat
May 28
$130Trenitalia
$95ITA
Sun
May 29
$179Trenitalia
$110ITA
Mon
May 30
$138Trenitalia
$73ITA

Travel Information from Zurich to Palermo

distanceDistance682 miles (1100 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$140 - $275
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $140 (€126) • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $140 (€126) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, ITA or Trenitalia

Travel 682 miles (1100 km) by bus, flight or train from Zurich to Palermo. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $140 (€126). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, ITA or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Palermo.

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FAQs

Does Italy have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Zurich and Palermo?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Palermo, Italy is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Palermo from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Palermo, Italy?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Italy has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 5/23/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Zurich and Palermo.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, Switzerland from Palermo, Italy?

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Palermo restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Palermo?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 5/9/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Palermo closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Zurich to Palermo?

You can travel between Zurich and Palermo 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Palermo?

The cheapest way to go to Palermo from Zurich is by taking a flight, which costs on average $140 (€126).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Palermo:

A flight is $114 (€102) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Zurich to Palermo costing on average $254 (€228).

Taking a flight is usually $135 (€121) less than taking a train to Palermo, which costs on average $275 (€247) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Palermo?

The fastest way from Zurich to Palermo is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Palermo that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 25 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 19 h 39 min.

What is the distance from Zurich to Palermo?

You should expect to travel around 682 miles (1100 km) between Zurich and Palermo.

When traveling to Palermo from Zurich, what are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and Palermo?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Palermo:

  • Buses mostly leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and tend to arrive in Palermo.
  • Flights most often depart from Zurich at Zurich Airport and arrive in Palermo at Palermo Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Palermo?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Palermo:

  • You can travel between Zurich and Palermo by bus with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $254 (€228) with Alsa from Zurich to Palermo.
  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Palermo with ITA. Cheap tickets can be found for $140 (€126) with ITA from Zurich to Palermo.
  • You can travel from Zurich to Palermo by train with Trenitalia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $275 (€247) with Trenitalia from Zurich to Palermo.

Where should I go next after I travel to Palermo from Zurich?

Your trip from Zurich to Palermo doesn't have to end in Palermo. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Catania, Rome or Milan. If you’d like to add Catania, Rome or Milan to your Zurich to Palermo tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Palermo today!

When should I book a ticket from Zurich to Palermo online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Zurich to Palermo, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $254 (€228) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $140 (€126) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $275 (€247) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Palermo online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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