Directions from Catania to Palermo

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania p.zza Borsellino to Palermo

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Catania to Palermo 131.7 miles

$13

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv

$18 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Palermo 132.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Palermo (PMO) CTA - PMO

$22 - $73

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

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania to Palermo hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Catania to Palermo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min.

Airlines
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Catania to Palermo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$13 - $65
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Palermo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Catania to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Catania and Palermo is 168 km. The road distance is 212 km.

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Palermo is to rideshare which costs 11€ and takes 2 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Catania to Palermo is to fly which takes 1 h 46 min and costs 18€ - 65€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Palermo Centrale. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Catania p.zza Borsellino and arriving at Palermo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

The bus from Catania p.zza Borsellino to Palermo takes 2 h 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.