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There are 4 ways to get from Catania to Palmi by bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry or car

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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

$69 - $94

Cheapest option

Train, car ferry  •  3 h 19 min

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

$11 - $68

2 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  3 h 34 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 - $73

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Palmi is to train and car ferry which costs 9€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 19 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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Catania to Palmi bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Palmi station.

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There are 261+ hotels available in Palmi. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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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, take the walk 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 19 min.

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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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