There are 3 ways to get from Catania to Sicily by bus, train or car
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Take the bus from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
2 alternative options
Take the train from Catania Aeroporto Fontanarossa to Palermo Centrale
Drive from Catania to Palermo
Catania to Sicily by bus
The bus journey time between Catania and Sicily is around 3h 4m and covers a distance of around 209 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. Operated by SAIS Autolinee and AMAT Palermo S.p.A., the Catania to Sicily bus service departs from Catania Fontanarossa Airport and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically 99 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Catania to Sicily is to bus which costs €13 - €18 and takes 3h 4m.
The quickest way to get from Catania to Sicily is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 19m.
No, there is no direct bus from Catania to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Catania Fontanarossa Airport and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 4m.
The distance between Catania and Sicily is 81 km. The road distance is 210.3 km.
The best way to get from Catania to Sicily without a car is to bus which takes 3h 4m and costs €13 - €18.
It takes approximately 3h 4m to get from Catania to Sicily, including transfers.
Catania to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania Fontanarossa Airport station.
The best way to get from Catania to Sicily is to bus which takes 3h 4m and costs €13 - €18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €18 - €35 and takes 3h 33m.
Catania to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello station.
Yes, the driving distance between Catania to Sicily is 210 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Catania to Sicily.
What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Sicily, Italy?
SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello hourly. Tickets cost €11 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Catania Aeroporto Fontanarossa to Palermo Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost €16 - €35 and the journey takes 2h 59m.
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.
Train from Catania Aeroporto Fontanarossa to Palermo Centrale
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 59m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- €16 - €35
- 1st Class
- €29 - €32
Frequently asked questions
Bus from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 30m
- Estimated price
- €11 - €16
- SAIS Autolinee
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