There are 4 ways to get from Palermo to Catania by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania p.zza Borsellino

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Palermo to Catania 132.6 miles

$13

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale Rv

$18 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Catania 133.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Catania is to rideshare which costs 11€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Catania is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The distance between Palermo and Catania is 168 km. The road distance is 214 km.

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The bus from Palermo to Catania p.zza Borsellino takes 2 h 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palermo and arriving at Catania p.zza Borsellino. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Catania Centrale. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Palermo to Catania hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo to Catania 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Palermo to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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