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Duration 3h 7m
Distance 210.3 km
Average price 16€
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Catania and Sicily takes 3h 7m and the fastest bus takes 2h 55m. The bus service runs several times per day from Catania to Sicily. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
  2. Palermo
3h 11m
14€ - 18€

Catania to Sicily bus times

Buses run every two hours between Catania and Palermo. The earliest departure is at 11:10 in the morning, and the last departure from Catania is at 20:10 which arrives into Palermo at 23:23. All services require a transfer at Palermo and take an average of 3h 7m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Catania and Sicily is 81 km. The road distance is 210.3 km.

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Catania to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport station.

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Catania to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo station.

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What companies run services between Catania and Sicily?

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo every 2 hours. Tickets cost 11€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 30m.
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
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Bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
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