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There are 9 ways to get from Catania to Florence by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, 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 to Florence  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Florence (FLR) CTA - FLR

$59 - $172

Cheapest option

Fly to Pisa, train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Pisa (PSA) CTA - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$40 - $201

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bologna (BLQ) CTA - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$52 - $303

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 34 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 train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola Fa
  4. Take the train from Napoli Afragola Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station Fr

$103 - $224

Bus and ferry  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Florence

$65 - $95

Bus SAIS Autolinee  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Firenze Terminal Bus

$170 - $250

Bus Baltour  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza Baltour

$55 - $75

Train  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Pisa Centrale Icn
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn Firenze - Pisa - Livorno / ...

$112 - $146

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 40 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 Florence

$157 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Florence is to bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 15 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Florence is to fly which costs 50€ - 150€ and takes 1 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Catania and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Catania to Florence. However, there are services departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Firenze Smn via Pisa C.Le. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 18 min.

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The distance between Catania and Florence is 770 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Florence without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10 h 34 min and costs 90€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Catania to Florence, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Catania to Florence is to fly which takes 1 h 53 min and costs 50€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150€ - 220€ and takes 14 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 16 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Florence.
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  • Distance: 481.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Catania to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania to Florence once daily. Tickets cost $170 - $250 and the journey takes 14 h 45 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Catania to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,700
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Afragola Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
15 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Firenze Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from CATANIA - Via Archimede to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
http://www.baltour.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
$28 - $45

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Catania to Florence bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Florence station.

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Catania to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Firenze Smn station.

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Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Florence Airport.

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