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

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  •  2 h 32 min

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

$51 - $326

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  9 h 50 min

  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  •  9 h 4 min

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

$33 - $57

Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Catania - via Liberta'

$64 - $119

Bus, train, car ferry  •  10 h 10 min

  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 car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale Reg / ...

$38 - $118

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 36 min

  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

$81 - $159

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bari to Catania is to night bus and train which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Catania is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 2 h 32 min.

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

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The distance between Bari and Catania is 431 km.

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Bari to Catania, including transfers.

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Bari 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 Bari to Catania is to fly which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 40€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Bari to Catania.
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  • Distance: 269.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

What companies run services between Bari, 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 9 h 4 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
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
47 min
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
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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
4 h 17 min
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 Autostazione
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Catania - via Liberta'
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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
4 h 33 min
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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

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There are 2477+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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