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

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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 Scalea-S.Domen.Talao

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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 Pollino National Park

Bus via Rosarno

  1. Take the bus from Catania, Via D'Amico to Rosarno
  2. Take the bus from Rosarno to Castrovillari

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Sibari
  2. Take the bus from Sibari - Stazione FS to Zarafa

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Catania Centrale to Scalea-S.Domen.Talao

Fly to Naples, train, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Naples (NAP)
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Salerno
  3. Take the bus from Salerno to Mormanno

Fly to Bari, bus

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bari (BRI)
  2. Take the bus from Bari Airport Arrivals Terminal to Salandra Motel Basentum
  3. Take the bus from Salandra Scalo to Castelluccio Inferiore
Catania → Pollino National Park
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The most affordable way to get from Catania to Pollino National Park is to drive and ferry, which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Pollino National Park is to drive and ferry which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 32m.

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The distance between Catania and Pollino National Park is 285 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Pollino National Park without a car is to train and ferry which takes 7h 30m and costs €110 - €240.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Catania to Pollino National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Naples Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Ryanair, Volotea and easyJet offer flights from Catania Airport to Naples Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Pollino National Park. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Pollino National Park.
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  • Distance: 285.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Pollino National Park, Italy?

You can take a bus from Catania to Pollino National Park via Rosarno and Castrovillari in around 7h 18m. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity Night operates a vehicle from Catania Centrale to Scalea-S.Domen.Talao once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €95
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€11 - €85
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
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 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Napoli Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
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
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Scalea-S.Domen.Talao
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Napoli Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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 Scalea-S.Domen.Talao
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Napoli Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€21 - €28
Base Premium
€27 - €40
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Villa San Giovanni to Scalea
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €28
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €25
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Napoli Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€13 - €18
Smart Low Cost
€10 - €15
Smart Flex
€23 - €35
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 Scalea-S.Domen.Talao
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Catania, Via D'Amico to Rosarno
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania to Sibari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salerno to Mormanno
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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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SAM s.r.l. di Società Automobilistica Mercure
Phone
0973.663835
Email
info@samautolinee.com
Website
sam-castelluccioinferiore.com
Bus from Sibari - Stazione FS to Zarafa
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
sam-castelluccioinferiore.com
Autolinee Liscio
Phone
0971 54673
Email
info@autolineeliscio.it
Website
autolineeliscio.it
Bus from Salandra Scalo to Castelluccio Inferiore
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
Autolinee Liscio
Ferry operators
Blue 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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