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There are 6 ways to get from Apulia to Catania by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, night bus, car or car ferry

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  •  2h 27m

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

$51 - $326

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic / ...

$26 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Catania, Catania 582

$33 - $57

Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino Reg
  3. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Villa S.Giovanni Reg
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Catania

$94 - $152

Bus Saj  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza, Svincolo A/3 to Catania - via Liberta

$69 - $95

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Catania

$82 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Apulia to Catania is to night bus and train which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Apulia to Catania is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 2h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Apulia to Catania. However, there are services departing from Bari and arriving at Catania, Catania via Sibari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 4m.

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The distance between Apulia and Catania is 411 km.

The best way to get from Apulia to Catania without a car is to bus which takes 9h 4m and costs 28€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Apulia to Catania, including transfers.

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Apulia to Catania bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., depart from Bari station.

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The best way to get from Apulia to Catania is to fly which takes 2h 27m and costs 40€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Apulia to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Catania, Catania station.

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Map of how to get from Apulia to Catania.
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  • Distance: 256.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Apulia, Italy and Catania, Italy?

Volotea and Alitalia fly from Bari to Catania twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bari to Catania via Sibari in around 9h 4m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
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
Bus from Sibari to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
saj.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Cosenza, Svincolo A/3 to Catania - via Liberta
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Trenitalia

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
Night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Bari Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2298+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Apulia to Bari Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 5€.

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