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.

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Fly  •  4 h 29 min

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

$57 - $337

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Train  •  29 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  3. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Catania Centrale Icn

$241 - $328

Bus  •  30 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Turin, Torino N740
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Autostazione to Catania - Bus Station

$290 - $422

Carferry, drive  •  29 h 36 min

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

$201 - $346

Car ferry, train  •  37 h 26 min

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

$196 - $264

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 9 h

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

$178 - $265

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Catania station. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Catania - Bus Station via Torino - Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Catania. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Catania Centrale via Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-Saint-Charles and Genova Piazza Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 38 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Catania is 1188 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Catania without a car is to train which takes 29 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Barcelona to Catania, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Catania train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Catania is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 29 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 30 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Barcelona to Catania bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Catania - Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Catania.
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  • Distance: 742.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and easyJet fly from Barcelona to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Catania via Montpellier St. Roch Station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille-Saint-Charles, and Genova Piazza Principe in around 29 h 38 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
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
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 (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
16 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Torino - Autostazione to Catania - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Catania
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45

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Barcelona to Catania train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Catania Centrale station.

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Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2474+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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