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There are 12 ways to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, ferry, 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 Catania to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bilbao (BIO) CTA - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$135 - $344

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Fly Palermo to Bilbao, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bilbao (BIO) PMO - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$55 - $246

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Fly Catania to Biarritz, bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Biarritz (BIQ) CTA - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$208 - $459

Fly Catania to San Sebastian  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to San Sebastian (EAS) CTA - EAS

$135 - $398

Fly Palermo to Biarritz, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Biarritz (BIQ) PMO - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$88 - $361

Fly Catania to Pamplona, bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Pamplona (PNA) CTA - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián

$106 - $483

Ferry, bus  •  37 h 34 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$128 - $223

Train  •  38 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Icn
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$303 - $436

Bus  •  41 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Milano - Autostazione San Donato Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Milan San Donato to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$116 - $176

Ferry, car ferry, train  •  44 h 14 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian A / ...

$228 - $331

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Naples
  2. Take the bus from Naples to Bordeaux
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses

$300 - $427

Ferry, drive  •  27 h 25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Drive from Genoa to Donostia / San Sebastián

$245 - $401

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The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 110€ - 300€ and takes 8 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Piazza Boiardo and arriving at Hub Europe Alsa via PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS and Milan San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Palermo Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe, Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 51 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1503 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 37 h 34 min and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 43 min to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 9 h 8 min and costs 110€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 380€ and takes 38 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 41 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 939.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 43 min

What companies run services between Sicily, Italy and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Catania to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Donostia / San Sebastián via Palermo Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 38 h 51 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Rome, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Florence, Madrid
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Bologna, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Milan Malpensa, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Catania to Pamplona via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Catania to Pamplona via Rome, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Catania to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Catania to Pamplona via Florence, Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Catania to Pamplona via Milan Linate, Madrid
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Rome, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Bologna, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Rome, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Bologna, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Bologna, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Milan Malpensa, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Rome, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Rome, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Venice
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Palermo to Bilbao via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Train operators
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 Palermo Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
19 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
monbus.es
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Genoa to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Milan San Donato to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Genoa
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
gnv.it
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Hub Europe Alsa station.

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Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Edelweiss Air, Swiss, Transavia Holland and seven other airlines offer flights from Catania Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 1116+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Catania Airport is to bus which takes 6 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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