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There are 3 ways to get from Catania to Sicily by bus, train or car

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  1. Take the bus from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

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Train

  1. Take the train from Catania Aeroporto Fontanarossa to Palermo Centrale

Drive

  1. 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.

99 Weekly Buses
3h 4m Average Duration
€14 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Sicily is to bus which costs €13 - €18 and takes 3h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Sicily is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 19m.

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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.

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The distance between Catania and Sicily is 81 km. The road distance is 210.3 km.

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The best way to get from Catania to Sicily without a car is to bus which takes 3h 4m and costs €13 - €18.

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It takes approximately 3h 4m to get from Catania to Sicily, including transfers.

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Catania to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania Fontanarossa Airport station.

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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.

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Catania to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Catania to Sicily is 210 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Catania to Sicily.

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  • Distance: 81.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 4m

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.

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 Aeroporto Fontanarossa to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
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Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
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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Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
SAIS Autolinee

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