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

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  •  2h 57m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Barcelona (BCN) CTA - BCN

$59 - $335

5 alternative options

Train  •  29h 55m

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Icn
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants Ave

$241 - $320

Bus and ferry  •  31h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Florence
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Barcelona

$158 - $232

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 19m

  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 Civitavecchia
  4. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona

$197 - $346

Train, car ferry  •  38h 36m

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Icn
  2. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

$193 - $262

Bus  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Roma - Tiburtina N592 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Roma to Barcelona

$156 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 300€ and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 300€ and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at Barcelona via Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h.

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No, there is no direct train from Catania to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Genova Piazza Principe and Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 55m.

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The distance between Catania and Barcelona is 1188 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 29h 55m and costs 200€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Catania to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Catania to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Catania Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Catania to Barcelona is to fly which takes 2h 57m and costs 50€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 280€ and takes 29h 55m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 310€ and takes 2 days 7h.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 742.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Catania to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Catania to Barcelona via Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-Saint-Charles, and Marseille-St-Charles in around 29h 55m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
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 Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Roma - Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
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 Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Roma to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
43h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com
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
30m
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
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Catania to Barcelona bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Catania to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Catania Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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