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

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni Trg
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Salerno Ic / ...

Cheapest option

Fly, subway  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Naples (NAP) CTA - NAP
  2. Take the subway from Napoli Garibaldi to Meta

$46 - $164

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania - via Liberta' to Salerno

$60 - $98

Bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Salerno - Via Vinciprova

$95 - $130

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 1 min

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

$87 - $176

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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Positano is to bus and ferry which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Positano is to fly and subway which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Positano. However, there are services departing from Catania - via Liberta' and arriving at Positano Sponda via Salerno and Amalfi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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The distance between Catania and Positano is 352 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Positano without a car is to train and ferry which takes 8 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Catania to Positano, including transfers.

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Catania to Positano bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Catania - via Liberta' station.

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

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Catania to Positano bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Salerno station.

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

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Map of how to get from Catania to Positano.
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  • Distance: 220.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

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

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania to Positano 3 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
EAV
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Subway from Napoli Garibaldi to Meta
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
EAV
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania - via Liberta' to Salerno
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Salerno - Via Vinciprova
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry 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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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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