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

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Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  2h 27m

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

$19 - $34

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria

$11 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Villa San Giovanni

$68 - $93

Taxi, car ferry  •  1h 33m

  1. Take a taxi from Catania to Tresmestieri
  2. Take the car ferry from Tresmestieri to Reggio di Calabria

$145 - $171

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Reggio Calabria is to train and ferry which costs 9€ - 25€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Reggio Calabria is to taxi and car ferry which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Reggio Calabria. However, there are services departing from Catania and arriving at Reggio Calabria via Villa S. Giovanni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Catania and Reggio Calabria is 86 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Reggio Calabria without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 2h 27m and costs 16€ - 30€.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Catania to Reggio Calabria, including transfers.

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Catania to Reggio Calabria bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Catania station.

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Catania to Reggio Calabria bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Villa San Giovanni station.

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There are 626+ hotels available in Reggio Calabria. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Reggio Calabria.
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  • Distance: 53.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Reggio Calabria, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Catania to Reggio Calabria. However, you can take the bus to Messina - Piazza Repubblica, take the walk to Messina Marittima, then take the ferry to Reggio Calabria. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Catania to Reggio Calabria twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 1h 40m.

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 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Meridiano Lines
Email
info@meridianolines.it
Website
meridianolines.it
Car ferry from Tresmestieri to Reggio di Calabria
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
meridianolines.it
Other operators
Taxi from Catania to Tresmestieri
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Distefano Transport Service
Phone
+39 360 968 390
Website
taxi-catania.com
Catania Taxi
Phone
+39 347 380 0517
Website
cataniataxi.com

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