There are 7 ways to get from Matera to Catania by bus, plane, bus and ferry, night bus, train, car ferry 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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Bus, fly  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Bari
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

$50 - $328

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Policoro 354
  2. Take the bus from Policoro to Cosenza
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Catania - via Liberta'

$61 - $116

Bus, night bus, train, car ferry  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Metaponto - Scalo 354
  2. Take the night bus from Metaponto to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  3. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Reg / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale Rv / ...

Bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Metaponto - Scalo 354
  2. Take the bus from Metaponto to Sibari Bus
  3. Take the bus from Sibari to Catania, Catania Autostazione 582

Bus, train via Paola  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Metaponto - Scalo 354
  2. Take the train from Metaponto to Sibari Ic
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino Reg
  4. Take the train from Paola to Catania Centrale Ic

$57 - $91

Bus, train  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Metaponto - Scalo 354
  2. Take the train from Metaponto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale Ic
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Catania Centrale Ic / ...

$69 - $102

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Matera to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Catania

$73 - $147

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matera to Catania is to bus and train which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matera to Catania is to bus and fly which costs 40€ - 280€ and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Matera to Catania. However, there are services departing from Matera and arriving at Catania - via Liberta' via Policoro and Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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The distance between Matera and Catania is 377 km.

The best way to get from Matera to Catania without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 9 h 10 min and costs 50€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Matera to Catania, including transfers.

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Matera to Catania bus services, operated by Sita Sud, depart from Matera station.

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Matera to Catania bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Catania - via Liberta' station.

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Bari Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Matera to Catania.
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  • Distance: 235.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Matera, Italy and Catania, Italy?

You can take a bus from Matera to Catania via Metaponto - Scalo, Metaponto, and Sibari in around 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Train operators
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
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 Metaponto to Sibari
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Paola to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Metaponto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Matera to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Matera to Bari Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Matera to Policoro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Matera to Metaponto - Scalo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Policoro to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Catania - via Liberta'
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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 Metaponto to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus from Metaponto to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Sibari to Catania, Catania Autostazione
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
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
$29 - $45

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