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There are 5 ways to get from Naples to Catania by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA

€19 - €95

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Train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic

€30 - €45

Train, car ferry  •  8h 29m

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

€34 - €152

Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Naples to Catania N528 / ...

€29 - €35

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 44m

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

€74 - €144

Naples to Catania by train

The train journey time between Naples and Catania is around 7h 52m and covers a distance of around 531 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 52m. Operated by Trenitalia Intercity, the Naples to Catania train service departs from Napoli Centrale and arrives in Catania Centrale. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 52m
Fastest train time:
7h 52m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:45
Last train departs at:
13:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Naples to Catania train schedules

Naples → Catania
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Naples to Catania is to bus which costs €29 - €35 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Catania is to fly which costs €18 - €95 and takes 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Naples and arriving at Catania. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Napoli Centrale and arriving at Catania Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Naples and Catania is 380 km.

The best way to get from Naples to Catania without a car is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Naples to Catania, including transfers.

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Naples to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Naples station.

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Naples to Catania train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Napoli Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Naples to Catania is to fly which takes 2h 5m and costs €18 - €95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 7h 52m, you could also bus, which costs €29 - €35 and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Naples to Catania.
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  • Distance: 379.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

easyJet, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Naples to Catania 4 times a day. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 7h 52m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
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 Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
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 Napoli Centrale Station to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €75
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€28 - €40
Smart Low Cost
€26 - €40
Smart Flex
€50 - €75
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
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
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
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 Naples Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Naples to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Catania station.

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

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Ryanair, easyJet, Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Catania Airport.

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Book your Naples to Catania train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Naples to Catania bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 565+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Naples to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 5 min and costs €1 - €5.

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