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There are 7 ways to get from Catania to Bari by plane, bus and ferry, train, bus, ferry, night 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.

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Fly  •  1h 53m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bari (BRI) CTA - BRI

$53 - $324

Cheapest option

Bus via Messina  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Messina - Piazza Repubblica A18
  2. Take the bus from Messina to Sibari 582
  3. Take the bus from Sibari to Bari

$42 - $66

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry, train, bus  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari Reg
  4. Take the bus from Sibari to Bari

$97 - $152

Bus Saj  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Catania - via Liberta to Cosenza, Svincolo A/3
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Bari Station

$70 - $90

Train, ferry  •  12h 51m

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni Trg
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola Reg / ...
  4. Take the train from Paola to Sibari Reg
  5. Take the train from Sibari to Taranto Ic
  6. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale Reg / ...

Train, night bus  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Bari Centrale Bus

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 34m

  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 Bari

$77 - $161

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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Bari is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Bari is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Bari. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at Bari via Messina and Sibari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 48m.

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The distance between Catania and Bari is 431 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Bari without a car is to bus and ferry and train and bus which takes 9h 36m and costs 80€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 1h 53m to get from Catania to Bari, including transfers.

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Catania to Bari bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania station.

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The best way to get from Catania to Bari is to fly which takes 1h 53m and costs 45€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Catania to Bari bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., arrive at Bari station.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Bari.
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  • Distance: 269.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 53m

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Bari, Italy?

Volotea, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Catania to Bari 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Catania to Bari via Messina and Sibari in around 9h 48m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Paola to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
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 Sibari to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania to Messina - Piazza Repubblica
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania - via Liberta to Cosenza, Svincolo A/3
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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 Messina to Sibari
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Bari Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
saj.it
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Ferry 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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

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Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Bari Airport.

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