There are 6 ways to get from Catania to Scalea by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Scalea S.Domenica Talao Fb / ...

$48 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania, Catania Autostazione to Cosenza, Cosenza 582
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza Autostazione to Scalea - Hotel Talao 7

$24 - $38

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Train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Scalea S.Domenica Talao Icn

$35 - $50

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 31 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 Scalea

$52 - $121

Fly to Naples, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Naples (NAP) CTA - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Scalea S.Domenica Talao

$67 - $201

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) CTA - SUF
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Scalea S.Domenica Talao

$96 - $385

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Catania to Scalea is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Scalea is to drive and car ferry which costs 40€ - 110€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Scalea. However, there are services departing from Catania, Catania Autostazione and arriving at Scalea - Hotel Talao via Cosenza Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Scalea S.Domenica Talao. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Catania and Scalea is 266 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Scalea without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 40€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Catania to Scalea, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Catania to Scalea is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 33 min.

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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 Scalea bus services, operated by Preite Cosenza, arrive at Scalea - Hotel Talao station.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Scalea.
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  • Distance: 166.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Catania to Scalea once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Catania to Scalea via Cosenza, Cosenza and Cosenza Autostazione in around 7 h 33 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Lamezia Terme via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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
Train from Catania Centrale to Scalea S.Domenica Talao
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Scalea S.Domenica Talao
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Scalea S.Domenica Talao
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Scalea S.Domenica Talao
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania, Catania Autostazione to Cosenza, Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Preite Cosenza
Phone
0984-413001
Email
info@autoservizipreite.it
Website
autoservizipreite.it
Bus from Cosenza Autostazione to Scalea - Hotel Talao
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
autoservizipreite.it
Ferry operators
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
$29 - $45

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