There are 6 ways to get from Catania to Athens by plane, bus and ferry, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 42 min

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

$71 - $288

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 18 min

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

$143 - $179

Bus and ferry, bus  •  28 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$205 - $289

Train, car ferry, night bus, bus  •  29 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the night bus from Villa S.Giovanni to Taranto Bus
  4. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Reg / ...
  5. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  6. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

Train, car ferry, bus  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Reggio Di Calabria Centrale to Taranto Ic
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi Reg / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  5. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

$144 - $267

Drive, car ferry  •  27 h 4 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 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Athens is to fly which costs 60€ - 260€ 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€ - 260€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Catania and Athens is 762 km.

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

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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 via Cosenza, Brindisi Ospedale Perrino, Brindisi and Fier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 18 min.

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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, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia fly from Catania to Athens twice daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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 Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Reggio Di Calabria Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Catania to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 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
4 h 8 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
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 Ioannina
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Taranto
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Ferry operators
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
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $85
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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