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

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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Fly from Milan Linate  •  3h 3m

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

31€ - 302€

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Fly from Milan Bergamo  •  3h 45m

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

24€ - 290€

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3h 27m

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

41€ - 195€

Train to Verona, fly  •  4h 21m

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

90€ - 399€

Train to Turin, fly  •  4h 44m

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

56€ - 511€

Train, car ferry  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale Re / ...

76€ - 241€

Train  •  14h 21m

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

72€ - 184€

Bus  •  16h 54m

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

52€ - 76€

Bus and ferry  •  19h 34m

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

56€ - 87€

Drive, ferry  •  21h 32m

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

125€ - 217€

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 fly which costs 24€ - 290€ and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Catania is to fly which costs 30€ - 310€ and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Catania. However, there are services departing from via verziere and arriving at Catania via Milan - San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 34m.

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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 13h 7m and costs 75€ - 250€.

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

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Milan to Catania bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Milan - 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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Map of how to get from Milan to Catania.
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  • Distance: 1012.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

Alitalia flies from Milan to Catania hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Catania via Roma Termini in around 14h 21m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Turin to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 850€
Flights from Turin to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 110€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
14€ - 75€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
14€ - 75€
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 1400€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Flights from Turin to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Verona to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460€ - 1700€
Flights from Turin to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
270€ - 14000€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 420€
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
13€ - 18€
Base Standard
20€ - 27€
Base Premium
23€ - 35€
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
16€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 20€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
16€ - 23€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 20€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
60€ - 90€
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 23€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
8€ - 12€
Smart Low Cost
8€ - 12€
Smart Flex
17€ - 23€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
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 Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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€
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, Milan to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
55€ - 85€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
Bluferries

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The best way to get from Milan to Catania is to fly which takes 3h 3m and costs 30€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 14h 21m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 16h 54m.

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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 Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Catania station.

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

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 3128+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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