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There are 5 ways to get from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Lamezia Terme to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Giarre-Riposto

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Bus, car ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Giarre-Riposto

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme to Giardini Naxos

Drive, ferry, travel

  1. Drive from Lamezia Terme to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Travel from Messina Marittima to Mount Etna

Fly

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Catania (CTA)

Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Catania (CTA) flights

The flight time between Lamezia Terme (SUF) and Catania (CTA) is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 190 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 17m. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 15m. Services are operated by Alitalia, Ryanair, easyJet and others. Typically 68 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 14m
Layover time:
2h 17m
Total time:
5h 31m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
3h 15m
Flight distance:
190 km
Flights per week:
68
Cheapest price:
€17
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:50
Last flight departs at:
16:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Catania (CTA) flight schedules

Lamezia Terme → Mount Etna
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mount Etna is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mount Etna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mount Etna is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna is to bus which costs €13 - €17 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna is to train and ferry which costs €20 - €55 and takes 4h 12m.

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The distance between Lamezia Terme and Mount Etna is 177 km.

The best way to get from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4h 12m and costs €20 - €55.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna is to bus which takes 5h 26m and costs €13 - €17. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €30 - €110 and takes 5h 3m.

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There is no direct flight from Lamezia Terme Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Blue Air, Lufthansa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Lamezia Terme Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 340+ hotels available in Mount Etna. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lamezia Terme to Lamezia Terme Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs €2.

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Map of how to get from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna.
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  • Distance: 176.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Lamezia Terme, Italy and Mount Etna, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Lamezia Terme to Giardini Naxos 4 times a week. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Alternatively, Alitalia, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Lamezia Terme to Mount Etna every 3 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €150
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €950
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Lamezia Terme to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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 Giarre-Riposto
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
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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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 Messina Centrale to Giarre-Riposto
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lamezia Terme to Giardini Naxos
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Blue 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.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
€2 - €7
Moto
€16 - €22
Car
€30 - €40

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