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There are 7 ways to get from Greece to Catania by plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, train, night 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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Fly from Heraklion  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Catania (CTA) HER - CTA

$101 - $471

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Fly from Athens  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Catania (CTA) ATH - CTA

$70 - $290

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  31 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari Station to Spezzano albanese Terme
  4. Take the bus from Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano to Catania, Catania Autostazione 582

$167 - $369

Bus, bus and ferry  •  31 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Catania

$215 - $305

Train, bus and ferry  •  32 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale Ic

$218 - $309

Bus, bus and ferry, train, night bus  •  34 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the train from Brindisi to Taranto Reg
  4. Take the night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  5. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  26 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Catania

$155 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greece to Catania is to fly which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greece to Catania is to fly which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greece to Catania. However, there are services departing from Πλατεια Μεταξουργειου and arriving at Catania via Athens, Trikala, Piazza U.Bassi and Ancona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 50 min.

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The distance between Greece and Catania is 627 km.

The best way to get from Greece to Catania without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 31 h 54 min and costs 140€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Greece to Catania, including transfers.

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Greece to Catania bus services, operated by KTEL Grevenon, depart from Athens station.

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There is no direct flight from Heraklion Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Greece to Catania bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Catania station.

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Catania is 1 h behind Greece. It is currently 7:26 PM in Greece and 6:26 PM in Catania.

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  • Distance: 391.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Greece and Catania, Italy?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Heraklion to Catania twice daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Heraklion to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Heraklion to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Heraklion to Catania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Heraklion to Catania via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
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 Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Spezzano albanese Terme
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
saj.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 Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano to Catania, Catania Autostazione
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Catania
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
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
Night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
Grimaldi Lines
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 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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Sky Express , Lufthansa, Condor Flugdienst and six other airlines offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2512+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Greece to Heraklion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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