There are 5 ways to get from Catania to Palmi by bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry, car or plane

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

Bus and ferry, bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Palmi

$70 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Messina - Piazza Repubblica A18
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni

$19 - $74

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni

$21 - $76

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Catania to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni

$22 - $74

Fly, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Reggio Calabria (REG) CTA - REG
  2. Take the train from Reggio di Calabria Aeroporto to Palmi

$65 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Palmi is to bus and car ferry which costs 16€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Palmi is to drive and car ferry which costs 18€ - 65€ and takes 2 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Palmi. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at Palmi via Villa San Giovanni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Catania and Palmi is 118 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Palmi without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 60€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Catania to Palmi, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Palmi.
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  • Distance: 73.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

There is no direct connection from Catania to Palmi. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Villa San Giovanni then take the bus to Palmi. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Catania to Palmi via Messina Centrale, Messina Marittima, Villa San Giovanni, and Villa S.Giovanni in around 3 h 17 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Catania to Reggio Calabria via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Catania to Reggio Calabria via Bologna, Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Catania to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Catania to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
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 Reggio di Calabria Aeroporto to Palmi
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Palmi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
SAIS Autolinee
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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