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

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  •  3 h 2 min

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

$59 - $335

5 alternative options

Train  •  29 h 41 min

  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

$243 - $327

Bus and ferry, bus  •  29 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Florence
  2. Take the bus from Firenze Autostazione to Barcelona Nord

$139 - $194

Drive, car ferry  •  30 h 16 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 Civitavecchia
  4. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona

$202 - $356

Bus  •  36 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Naples - Corso Lucci
  2. Take the bus from Caserta to Barcelona

$232 - $344

Train, car ferry  •  38 h 17 min

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

$195 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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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 Nord via Firenze Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 45 min.

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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 29 h 41 min.

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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 29 h 41 min and costs 200€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min 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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Map of how to get from Catania to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 742.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and three 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 29 h 41 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
17 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
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
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
4 h 37 min
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
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Naples - Corso Lucci
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Caserta to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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
$29 - $45

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