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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Catania Airport (CTA) by plane, bus, bus and ferry, night train, train, car, car ferry or ferry

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Fly from Istanbul  •  2h 46m

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

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Struga
  2. Take the Bus from Struga to Bari
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Catania

5 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Catania (CTA) SAW - CTA

Bus to Kutahya, fly  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Degirmenkoy
  2. Fly from Kutahya (KZR) to Catania (CTA) KZR - CTA

Night train, bus, train  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Napoli
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic

Night train, train  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale Ic

Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  34h 12m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V1 / ...
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Catania Airport (CTA)

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Catania Airport (CTA) is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 1.200 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 35h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Catania Airport (CTA) is to fly which costs 2.000 ₺ - 4.300 ₺ and takes 2h 46m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Catania Airport (CTA) is 1257 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Catania Airport (CTA) without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 35h 24m and costs 1.200 ₺ - 2.000 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Istanbul to Catania Airport (CTA), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Catania Airport (CTA) is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:34 PM in Istanbul and 12:34 PM in Catania Airport (CTA).

Air Malta and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 560+ hotels available in Catania Airport (CTA). Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Catania Airport (CTA).
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  • Distance: 1257.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Catania Airport (CTA), Italy?

Turkish Airlines and Air Malta fly from Istanbul to Catania Airport (CTA) once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Dalaman, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Antalya, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Adana, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Ankara, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Bodrum, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Ordu-Giresun, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Ercan, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Kayseri, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Samsun, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Gaziantep, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Kutahya to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €190
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Flights from Kutahya to Catania via Istanbul, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Flights from Kutahya to Catania via Sabiha Gokcen, Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €400
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Kutahya to Catania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €450
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€12 - €15
1st Class
€15 - €18
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€16 - €19
1st Class
€19 - €24
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

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
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €65
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Degirmenkoy
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
MetroTurizm
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Struga to Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Napoli
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€210 - €270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
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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