There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA) by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or ferry

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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Fly Frankfurt to Catania  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Catania (CTA) FRA - CTA

$85 - $380

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Catania  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Catania (CTA) STR - CTA

$128 - $384

Fly Frankfurt to Comiso, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Comiso (CIY) FRA - CIY
  2. Take the bus from Comiso to Catania Airport

$168 - $767

Train via Napoli Centrale  •  22 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Napoli Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic

$208 - $455

Train  •  28 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale Icn

$278 - $455

Train #2  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale Icn

$238 - $435

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Catania

$143 - $187

Bus  •  31 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Catania

$138 - $213

Drive, ferry  •  27 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo
  3. Drive from Palermo to Catania Airport (CTA)

$236 - $380

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Catania–Fontanarossa Airport via Karlsruhe, Basel and Catania Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 46 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Catania Airport (CTA) is 1492 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA) without a car is to train which takes 22 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Catania (CTA), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA) is to fly which takes 2 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 22 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA) bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Catania station.

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Ryanair, Condor Flugdienst, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2356+ hotels available in Catania Airport (CTA). Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA).
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  • Distance: 932.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Catania Airport (CTA), Italy?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA) every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania Airport (CTA) via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale, Catania Centrale, and Catania Bus Terminal in around 22 h 16 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Munich, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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 Milano Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
italotreno.it
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
7 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
18 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Comiso to Catania Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
21 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Frankfurt to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
23 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Ferry operators

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