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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Catania (CTA) BCN - CTA

$57 - $332

5 alternative options

Train  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Catania Centrale Icn

$241 - $345

Bus  •  31 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre to Catania Bus Terminal

$282 - $415

Car ferry, drive  •  29 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
  4. Drive from Messina to Catania

$211 - $349

Car ferry, train  •  37 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Catania Centrale Icn

$206 - $281

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Catania

$181 - $275

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Catania, Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Catania via Marseille-St-Charles and Genova Piazza Principe in around 28 h 58 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre to Catania Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Catania
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3 - $4
Car
$30 - $31

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Barcelona to Catania?

The distance between Barcelona and Catania is 1188 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Catania?

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Catania is to fly which costs 45€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Catania?

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Catania is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs 45€ - 270€.

Is there a direct train between Barcelona and Catania?

No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Catania. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Catania Centrale via Marseille-St-Charles and Genova Piazza Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 58 min.

Is there a direct bus between Barcelona and Catania?

No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Catania. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Catania Bus Terminal via Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Barcelona to Catania?

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Barcelona to Catania, including transfers.