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There are 7 ways to get from Catania to Paris by plane, train, ferry, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)

Fly to Paris Orly

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Paris Orly (ORY)

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Florence
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Enna Bassa
  2. Take the bus from Enna Bassa to Saarbrucken Dudweilerstrasse
  3. Take the train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Paris Est

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Catania Centrale to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Paris Gare De Lyon

Drive, ferry

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

Catania to Paris by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Catania and Paris is around 20h 56m and covers a distance of around 2174 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 22m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Catania to Paris service departs from Catania Centrale and arrives in Paris Gare De Lyon. Typically 15 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

15 Weekly Services
20h 56m Average Duration
€145 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Paris is to bus which costs €75 - €130 and takes 31h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Paris is to fly which costs €65 - €270 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Paris. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Catania to Paris. However, there are services departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 12m.

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The distance between Catania and Paris is 1627 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Paris without a car is to train and ferry which takes 20h 56m and costs €140 - €450.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Catania to Paris, including transfers.

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Catania to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Catania station.

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

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The best way to get from Catania to Paris is to fly which takes 3h 26m and costs €55 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €130 and takes 31h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Paris.
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  • Distance: 1626.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Paris, France?

Air France, easyJet and six other airlines fly from Catania to Magenta hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Catania to Paris Bercy via Florence in around 31h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €450
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €450
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €450
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €440
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €440
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €1100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Catania to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €1100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
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 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€85 - €95
Train from Milano Centrale to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
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 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€90 - €130
Base Standard
€140 - €200
Base Premium
€170 - €250
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 26m
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Florence to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Blablabus
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Enna Bassa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
SAIS Autolinee
Etna Trasporti
Phone
+39 095 532716
Website
etnatrasporti.it
Bus from Catania Airport to Enna Bassa - Via Leonardo da Vinci
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Etna Trasporti
Onebus
Phone
+39 0362 185 0590
Email
info@onebus.it
Website
onebus.it
Bus from Enna Bassa to Saarbrucken Dudweilerstrasse
Ave. Duration
30h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€170
Website
Onebus
Ferry operators
Blu 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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