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There are 5 ways to get from Rome to Mount Etna by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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

Fly  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Catania (CTA) FCO - CTA

$145 - $296

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 38m

  1. Drive from Rome to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Mount Etna

$121 - $218

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Giarre Riposto Reg / ...

$136 - $247

Train  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Giarre Riposto Ic / ...

$138 - $177

Bus and ferry  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Catania

$129 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Mount Etna is to bus and ferry which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 14h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Mount Etna is to fly which costs 120€ - 260€ and takes 4h 32m.

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The distance between Rome and Mount Etna is 508 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Mount Etna without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 9h 57m and costs 110€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Rome to Mount Etna, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Rome to Mount Etna is to fly which takes 4h 32m and costs 120€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 11h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 1707+ hotels available in Mount Etna. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Mount Etna.
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  • Distance: 317.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Mount Etna, Italy?

Alitalia, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines fly from Rome to Mount Etna hourly. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome to Mount Etna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 9h 24m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Giarre Riposto
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $12
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 Roma Termini to Giarre Riposto
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
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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