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There are 4 ways to get from Sicily to Catania by bus and ferry, bus, train or car

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Bus and ferry  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Catania

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 6 min

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

$18 - $43

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport A19

$31 - $51

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 Sicily to Catania is to train which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Catania is to drive which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palermo and arriving at Catania. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Catania. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Catania Centrale via Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Catania is 81 km. The road distance is 213.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3 h 1 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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The bus and ferry from Palermo to Catania takes 3 h 1 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sicily to Catania bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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Sicily to Catania train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania is to bus which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 27€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Catania.
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  • Distance: 50.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Palermo to Catania every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo to Catania every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

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 Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it

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

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Sicily to Catania train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Catania Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sicily to Catania is 214 km. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Sicily to Catania.

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