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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania by plane, bus, train, night train, car or ferry

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Fly to Catania  •  2h 40m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Catania (CTA) BER - CTA

7 alternative options

Fly to Comiso, bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Comiso (CIY) BER - CIY
  2. Take the bus from Comiso to Catania, Via D'Amico

Train  •  27h 49m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Bamberg Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova Ecb
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale Ic

Train, bus  •  28h 33m

  1. Take the train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Ostbahnhof 18 / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Trento Ecb
  3. Take the train from Trento to Torano-Lattarico Fa
  4. Take the bus from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro to Catania, Via D'Amico

Bus  •  39h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Wrocław, Dworzec Autobusowy 1338 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław to Catania

Bus, train  •  43h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Wrocław, Dworzec Autobusowy
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Rybnik Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rybnik to Catania

Train, night train  •  41h 25m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Milano P.Garibaldi Nj
  3. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale Ini

Drive, ferry  •  21h 1m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Catania

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Catania is around 36h 39m and covers a distance of around 2286 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 47m. The fastest train normally takes 36h 39m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Catania Centrale. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
23h 51m
Layover time:
12h 47m
Total time:
36h 39m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
36h 39m
Train distance:
2286 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€223
Carbon emissions:
120 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:57
Last train departs at:
08:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania train schedules

Germany → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals who have visited Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, United Kingdom and United States in the last 14 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Catania is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Catania is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Catania is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Italy.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania is to fly which costs €24 - €160 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania is to fly which costs €24 - €160 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Catania via Wrocław. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Catania Centrale via Berlin Suedkreuz, Bamberg, Muenchen Hbf, Verona Porta Nuova and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 49m.

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It is approximately 1658 km to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania.

The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania without a car is to train which takes 27h 49m and costs €180 - €460.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Catania (CTA), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania is to fly which takes 2h 40m and costs €24 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €460 and takes 27h 49m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 39h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania.
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  • Distance: 1658.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Catania, Italy?

Ryanair, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania via S Südkreuz Bhf, Berlin Suedkreuz, Bamberg, Muenchen Hbf, Verona Porta Nuova, and Roma Termini in around 27h 49m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €280
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €280
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Comiso via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Comiso via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Comiso via Bologna, Bari
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€27 - €160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bamberg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Trento
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Trento to Torano-Lattarico
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€70 - €100
Base Standard
€120 - €160
Base Premium
€140 - €200
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€29 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€27 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €65
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Rybnik
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €16
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €11
1st Class
€12 - €16
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Comiso to Catania, Via D'Amico
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro to Catania, Via D'Amico
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Wrocław, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Wrocław to Catania
Ave. Duration
35h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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