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There are 6 ways to get from Naples to Catania by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 14m

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

23€ - 325€

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Napoli 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 / ...

35€ - 114€

Train  •  7h 52m

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

30€ - 45€

Bus and ferry  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Naples to Catania

55€ - 80€

Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Naples, Naples to Catania, Catania N593 / ...

29€ - 50€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 46m

  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

79€ - 153€

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The cheapest way to get from Naples to Catania is to bus which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Catania is to fly which costs 23€ - 330€ and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Naples and arriving at Catania. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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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 and car ferry which takes 7h 42m and costs 35€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Naples to Catania, including transfers.

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Naples to Catania bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Naples, 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 14m and costs 23€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 7h 52m, you could also bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 9h.

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Map of how to get from Naples to Catania.
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  • Distance: 379.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

easyJet and Volotea fly from Naples to Catania 3 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
30€ - 150€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 150€
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 Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 80€
Base Premium
70€ - 100€
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 Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
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€
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 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 75€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
28€ - 40€
Smart Low Cost
25€ - 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 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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, Naples to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
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
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€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
24€ - 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, Catania station.

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

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easyJet and Volotea 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 3025+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Naples to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 14 min and costs 1€ - 5€.

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