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

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

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Line 1 train, fly  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the line 1 train from Ercolano Scavi to Napoli Porta Nolana
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA

32€ - 146€

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Train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic

18€ - 77€

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale Re / ...

24€ - 167€

Bus and ferry  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Naples to Catania

41€ - 82€

Bus  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Naples, Naples to Catania, Catania N593 / ...

30€ - 38€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 43m

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

80€ - 154€

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The cheapest way to get from Ercolano to Catania is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Ercolano to Catania is to line 1 train and fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ercolano to Catania. However, there are services departing from Manzoni - Istituto Commerciale and arriving at Catania, Catania via Naples, Naples. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ercolano to Catania. However, there are services departing from Ercolano Scavi and arriving at Catania Centrale via Napoli Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 9m.

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The distance between Ercolano and Catania is 374 km.

The best way to get from Ercolano to Catania without a car is to train which takes 9h 9m and costs 18€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Ercolano to Catania, including transfers.

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Ercolano to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Naples, Naples station.

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

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The best way to get from Ercolano to Catania is to train which takes 9h 9m and costs 18€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Ercolano to Catania.
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  • Distance: 373.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Ercolano to Catania once daily. Tickets cost 17€ - 75€ and the journey takes 7h 52m. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Ercolano to Catania twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 80€ and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Train operators
EAV
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Train from Ercolano Scavi to Napoli Porta Nolana
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
EAV
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 Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
17€ - 22€
Base 2nd Class
45€ - 60€
Base 1st Class
65€ - 75€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
15€ - 19€
Base 2nd Class
40€ - 50€
Base 1st Class
58€ - 64€
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
7€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
13€ - 17€
Base 1st Class
22€ - 25€
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 Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 80€
Base Premium
70€ - 100€
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 Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Book at
autoservizisalemi.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples, Naples to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
25€ - 40€

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

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Ercolano to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Catania, Catania station.

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Ercolano to Catania train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Catania Centrale station.

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

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There are 2580+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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