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There are 8 ways to get from Catania to Milan by plane, train, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car or night train

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 Milan Linate  •  2h

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Linate (LIN) CTA - LIN

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CTA - MXP

6 alternative options

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CTA - BGY

Train, ferry  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni M14 / ...
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

Bus  •  18h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Milan N597 / ...

Bus and ferry  •  19h 7m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano Marsala

Drive, ferry  •  24h 17m

  1. Drive from Catania to Palermo
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  3. Drive from Genoa to Milan

Night train  •  20h 31m

  1. Take the night train from Catania Centrale to Milano Centrale Ini

Catania to Milan by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Catania and Milan is around 14h 13m and covers a distance of around 1302 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 4m. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 2m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Blue Jet and others, the Catania to Milan service departs from Catania Centrale and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 27 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
11h 8m
Layover time:
3h 4m
Total time:
14h 13m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h 2m
Journey distance:
1302 km
Services per week:
27
Cheapest price:
€65
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:26
Last service departs at:
21:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Catania to Milan train, walk and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Milan is to fly which costs €15 - €130 and takes 2h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Milan is to fly which costs €25 - €120 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Milan. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at via orefici prima di via hugo via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 7m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Milano Centrale. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 20h 31m.

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It is approximately 1012 km to get from Catania to Milan.

The best way to get from Catania to Milan without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12h 18m and costs €60 - €240.

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Catania to Milan, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Catania to Milan is to fly which takes 2h and costs €25 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €80 and takes 18h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Milan.
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  • Distance: 1012.1 km
  • Duration: 2h

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

Blue Air, easyJet and Alitalia fly from Catania to Milan every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Catania to Milan 3 times a day. Tickets cost €60 - €75 and the journey takes 18h 40m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €190
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €210
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €290
Flights from Catania to Milan Bergamo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€5 - €150
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €220
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
15h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€70 - €100
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€80 - €110
Base Standard
€130 - €180
Base Premium
€150 - €220
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Villa San Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €160
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€55 - €85
Smart Low Cost
€55 - €80
Smart Flex
€110 - €160
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Catania Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
20h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania to Milan
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page

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