There are 3 ways to get from Catania to Panarea by car, ferry, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, ferry  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Milazzo
  2. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

$48 - $69

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Messina - Piazza Repubblica A18
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Panarea

$65 - $92

Train, ferry  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Panarea

$67 - $94

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Panarea is to drive and ferry which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Panarea is to drive and ferry which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Catania and Panarea is 127 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Panarea without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4 h 25 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Catania to Panarea, including transfers.

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There are 504+ hotels available in Panarea. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Panarea.
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  • Distance: 79.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Panarea, Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Catania to Panarea. However, you can take the drive to Milazzo then take the ferry to Panarea. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Catania to Panarea via Messina - Piazza Repubblica and Messina Marittima in around 4 h 25 min.

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
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Ferry operators
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Phone
0923.873813
Email
callcenter@libertylines.it
Website
libertylines.it
Ferry from Milazzo to Panarea
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
eng.libertylines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Panarea
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
eng.libertylines.it

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