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There are 11 ways to get from Milan to Catania by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car, ferry or night train

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Catania (CTA) LIN - CTA

52€ - 202€

Cheapest option

Train to Turin, fly  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Catania (CTA) TRN - CTA

23€ - 295€

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3h 22m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Catania (CTA) MXP - CTA

30€ - 225€

Fly from Milan Bergamo  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Catania (CTA) BGY - CTA

35€ - 290€

Train to Verona, fly  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Catania (CTA) VRN - CTA

32€ - 178€

Train, car ferry  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Fr / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale Re / ...

79€ - 277€

Train  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale Ic

81€ - 184€

Bus  •  17h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to CATANIA - Via Archimede Baltour / ...

52€ - 77€

Bus and ferry  •  19h 9m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Milan - San Donato to Catania

62€ - 97€

Drive, ferry  •  24h 29m

  1. Drive from Milan to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo
  3. Drive from Palermo to Catania

118€ - 206€

Night train  •  18h 22m

  1. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale Ini

100€ - 150€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Catania is to train and fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 5h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Catania is to fly which takes 3h 5m and costs 50€ - 210€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Catania. However, there are services departing from via baracchini, 1 dopo via p. da cannobio and arriving at CATANIA - Via Archimede via Milano - Autostazione San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 4m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Catania Centrale. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 22m.

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The distance between Milan and Catania is 1012 km.

The best way to get from Milan to Catania without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12h 55m and costs 75€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Milan to Catania, including transfers.

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Milan to Catania bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Milano - Autostazione San Donato station.

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Milan to Catania train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Catania is to fly which takes 3h 5m and costs 50€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 190€ and takes 14h 50m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 17h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Catania.
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  • Distance: 1012.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 5m

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

Alitalia, easyJet and Volotea fly from Milan to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Catania via Roma Termini in around 14h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 750€
Flights from Turin to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Turin to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 180€
Flights from Verona to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 180€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 290€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 340€
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
12€ - 300€
Flights from Turin to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
12€ - 300€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 340€
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
9€ - 85€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 450€
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 550€
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 110€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12€ - 130€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Milano Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
80€ - 110€
Base Standard
130€ - 180€
Base Premium
160€ - 230€
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
Train from Milano Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
16h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
70€ - 100€
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
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€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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Bahn DB
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to CATANIA - Via Archimede
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Baltour
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Catania
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Milan - San Donato to Catania
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 7€
Moto
16€ - 22€
Car
30€ - 40€

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Milan to Catania bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at CATANIA - Via Archimede station.

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Milan to Catania train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Catania Centrale station.

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easyJet, Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 1187+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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