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There are 7 ways to get from Patras to Catania by car ferry, night bus, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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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Car ferry, night bus, train, bus and ferry  •  26h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  2. Take the night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  3. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Reg / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Catania

Cheapest option

Bus, train, fly  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Ano Liosia N.
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Catania (CTA) ATH - CTA

$78 - $321

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry via Stazione Fs-Rosselli  •  28h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Ioannina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ioannina to Ancona
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Catania

$181 - $265

Car ferry, train  •  30h 22m

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Caserta Fa / ...
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic

$191 - $404

Car ferry, bus, train  •  31h 51m

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Lecce to Bivio Rende
  3. Take the train from Paola to Catania Centrale Ic / ...

$99 - $171

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi Station to Taranto
  4. Take the bus from Taranto to Rossano 587
  5. Take the bus from Rossano to Catania, Catania 582

$139 - $195

Car ferry, drive  •  24h 19m

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

$123 - $263

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Catania is to bus and train and fly which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Patras to Catania is to bus and train and fly which costs 65€ - 280€ and takes 8h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Patras to Catania. However, there are services departing from Patras and arriving at Catania via Ioannina, Piazza U.Bassi and Ancona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 41m.

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The distance between Patras and Catania is 591 km.

The best way to get from Patras to Catania without a car is to car ferry and night bus and train and bus and ferry which takes 26h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 26h 55m to get from Patras to Catania, including transfers.

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Patras to Catania bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, depart from Patras station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Patras to Catania bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Catania station.

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Catania is 1h behind Patras. It is currently 10:12 AM in Patras and 9:12 AM in Catania.

Map of how to get from Patras to Catania.
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  • Distance: 369.2 miles
  • Duration: 26h 55m

What companies run services between Patras, Greece and Catania, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Patras to Catania. However, you can take the car ferry to Bari, take the walk to Bari-Porto, take the bus to Bari, take the walk to Bari Centrale, take the night bus to Lamezia Terme Centrale, take the walk to Lamezia Terme Centrale, take the train to Villa S.Giovanni, take the walk to Villa San Giovanni, then take the bus and ferry to Catania. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Patras to Catania via Ioannina, Ioannina, Ancona, Piazza U.Bassi, Stazione Fs-Rosselli, and Ancona in around 28h 41m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Train operators
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Napoli Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Paola to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Ano Liosia N.
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $9
1st Class Ticket
$8 - $10
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$13 - $16
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$16 - $19
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Catania
Ave. Duration
12h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ioannina to Ancona
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Lecce to Bivio Rende
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
saj.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Patra to Fier
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Taranto to Rossano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rossano to Catania, Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Catania Airport.

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