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

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Fly  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Athens (ATH) CTA - ATH

$71 - $288

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  30 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

$200 - $284

Train, bus and ferry  •  31 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$223 - $310

Train, bus, car ferry  •  32 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Salerno Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salerno to Bari Porto
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$188 - $392

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania, Catania to Rende
  2. Take the bus from Bivio Rende to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$144 - $185

Drive, car ferry  •  27 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Athens

$152 - $311

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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Athens is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Athens is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Athens. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at Athens - KTEL Kifisou via Stazione Fs - Rosselli, Ancona and Igoumenitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 18 min.

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The distance between Catania and Athens is 762 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Athens without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 30 h 18 min and costs 170€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Catania to Athens, including transfers.

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Catania to Athens bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Catania station.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Catania to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Thesprotias, arrive at Athens - KTEL Kifisou station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Catania. It is currently 1:40 AM in Catania and 2:40 AM in Athens.

Map of how to get from Catania to Athens.
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  • Distance: 476.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Athens, Greece?

Ryanair and Aegean Airlines fly from Catania to Athens 4 times a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Train operators
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 Catania Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Ancona
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Salerno to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
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 Catania, Catania to Rende
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bivio Rende to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
saj.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
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 Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines

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Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Athens Airport.

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