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

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Catania (CTA) IST - CTA

$86 - $321

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry, train, night bus  •  39 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Durrës
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Durres Zob 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 / ...

Bus, bus and ferry Portokalidis Tours  •  39 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Ancona
  3. Take the bus from Ancona to Catania Bus Terminal

$353 - $534

Bus, bus and ferry via Gostivar  •  40 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Gostivar to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
  4. Take the bus from Cosenza to Catania

$129 - $226

Drive, car ferry  •  27 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
  5. Drive from Messina to Catania

$244 - $441

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  39 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Durrës
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Durres Zob to Brindisi
  3. Take the train from Brindisi to Foggia Fb / ...
  4. Take the bus from Foggia to Sala Consilina
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Sala Consilina to Catania

$212 - $332

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Catania, Italy?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Catania once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Train operators
Trenitalia
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
$11 - $13
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Durrës
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Durres Zob to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Trenitalia
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
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Ancona
Ave. Duration
16 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
SAIS Autolinee
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Gostivar to Bari
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
saj.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
$17 - $24
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Simet SPA
Phone
+39.0983.520315
Email
simetspa@simetspa.it
Website
simetspa.it
Bus from Foggia to Sala Consilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$4
Car
$30 - $31
Other operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Rideshare from Sala Consilina to Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Catania?

The distance between Istanbul and Catania is 1256 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Catania?

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Catania is to fly which costs 350 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 4 h 49 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Catania?

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Catania is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs 350 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Catania?

It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Istanbul to Catania, including transfers.