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  •  4 h 31 min

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

$145 - $296

Cheapest option

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 39 min

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

$121 - $218

3 alternative options

Train, carferry  •  10 h 8 min

  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 carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Giarre Riposto Reg / ...

$141 - $247

Train  •  11 h 2 min

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

$138 - $178

Bus and ferry  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Catania

$129 - $170

Questions & Answers

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 carferry which takes 10 h 8 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Rome to Mount Etna, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Rome to Mount Etna is to fly which takes 4 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 2 min.

Mode details

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

Search flights

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

Search flights

There are 1778+ hotels available in Mount Etna. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

More details

Map of how to get from Rome to Mount Etna.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 317.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair 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 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
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
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
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
1 h 28 min
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
9 h 24 min
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
10 h
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.