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There are 4 ways to get from Catania to Madrid by plane, train, bus, car, ferry or car ferry

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Fly  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Madrid (MAD) CTA - MAD

$67 - $264

3 alternative options

Train  •  33 h 7 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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$301 - $420

Bus  •  43 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria
  2. Take the bus from Genova Piazza della Vittoria to Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora

$308 - $426

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  35 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Palermo
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Tunis
  3. Drive from Tunis to Algiers
  4. Take the car ferry from Algiers to Alicante
  5. Drive from Alicante to Madrid

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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Madrid is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Madrid is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Catania Bus Terminal and arriving at Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora via Genova Piazza della Vittoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Catania to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Genova Piazza Principe and Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 7 min.

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The distance between Catania and Madrid is 1652 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 33 h 7 min and costs 260€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Catania to Madrid, including transfers.

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Catania to Madrid bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Catania to Madrid is to fly which takes 3 h 32 min and costs 55€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 370€ and takes 33 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs 260€ - 370€ and takes 43 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1032.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

Norwegian Air International, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Catania to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Catania to Madrid via Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-Saint-Charles, and Marseille-St-Charles in around 33 h 7 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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 45 min
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
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Catania to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Madrid Méndez Alvaro-Áncora station.

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Catania to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Norwegian Air International, Ryanair, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Madrid Airport.

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