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There are 3 ways to get from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo A19

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$18 - $44

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo 132.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo is to train which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport and arriving at Palermo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Catania Airport (CTA) and Palermo is 169 km. The road distance is 212.4 km.

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The best way to get from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 28€ - 40€.

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The bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport station.

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The best way to get from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 28€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo is 212 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo.

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  • Distance: 105.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Catania Airport (CTA), Italy and Palermo, Italy?

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Catania Airport (CTA) to Palermo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min.

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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee

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