There are 7 ways to get from Catania to Bari by plane, train, bus, bus and 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 to Bari  •  1 h 48 min

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

$53 - $324

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Bus Ias Auto Linee  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Bivio Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Cantinella to Bari

$32 - $47

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Fly to Brindisi, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Brindisi (BDS) CTA - BDS
  2. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale

$86 - $495

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania, Catania Autostazione to Sibari 582
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Bari

$34 - $54

Train  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Paola Ic
  2. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari Reg
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Taranto Ic
  4. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale Reg / ...

$66 - $106

Train, night bus  •  9 h 53 min

  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  •  6 h 34 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 Bari

$77 - $161

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Bari is to bus which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Bari is to fly which costs 45€ - 280€ and takes 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Bari. However, there are services departing from Catania, Catania Autostazione and arriving at Bari via Sibari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Catania to Bari. However, there are services departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Bari Centrale via Paola, Castiglione Cosentino, Sibari and Taranto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 min.

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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 which takes 8 h 43 min and costs 29€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Catania to Bari, including transfers.

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Catania to Bari bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Catania, Catania Autostazione station.

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

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The best way to get from Catania to Bari is to fly which takes 1 h 48 min and costs 45€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 43 min, you could also train, which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 12 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Bari.
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  • Distance: 269.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

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

Volotea flies from Catania to Bari 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Catania to Bari via Sibari in around 8 h 43 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Paola
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Sibari to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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 Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Bus operators
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 Autostazione to Sibari
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Catania to Bivio Cantinella
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Bus from Cantinella to Bari
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
iasautolinee.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
Night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Catania to Bari train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bari Centrale station.

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Volotea offers flights from Catania Airport to Bari Airport.

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