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

Recommended option

Car ferry, night bus, train  •  27 h 33 min

  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 car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale Reg / ...

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  31 h 23 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Lecce to Cosenza
  3. Take the bus from Cosenza to Catania

$84 - $144

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Car ferry, bus, train  •  28 h 33 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  2. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
  3. Take the train from Salerno to Catania Centrale Ic / ...

$166 - $361

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 41 min

  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 - $267

Car ferry, train  •  31 h 1 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Taranto Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Catanzaro Lido Ic
  4. Take the train from Catanzaro Lido to Lamezia Terme Centrale Reg
  5. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale Ic / ...

$172 - $390

Car ferry, drive  •  24 h 24 min

  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

Bus, train, fly  •  8 h 11 min

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

$90 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Catania is to car ferry and bus which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 31 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Patras to Catania is to bus and train and fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 8 h 11 min.

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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 28 h 41 min.

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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 which takes 27 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 27 h 33 min 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 1 h 40 min.

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

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Catania is 1 h behind Patras. It is currently 8:28 AM in Patras and 7:28 AM in Catania.

Map of how to get from Patras to Catania.
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  • Distance: 369.2 miles
  • Duration: 27 h 33 min

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 train to Villa S.Giovanni, take the walk to Villa San Giovanni, take the car ferry to Messina Marittima, take the walk to Messina Centrale, then take the train to Catania Centrale. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Patras to Catania via Bari, Bari-Porto, Salerno, and Salerno in around 28 h 33 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, 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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Bari Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Train from Catanzaro Lido to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
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 Salerno to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Catanzaro Lido
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $9
First Class
$8 - $11
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
4 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Patras to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ioannina to Ancona
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Catania
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Lecce to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
saj.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
15 h 30 min
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
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 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
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Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2485+ hotels available in Catania. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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