The cheapest buses from Bologna to Catania

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Cheapest

$119

Average

$135

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Bologna to Catania will cost around $ 135 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 119.

03:00PMBologna15h00 06:00AMCatania, Via D'Amico
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$1191One-way
10:40AMBologna, Autostazione19h20 06:00AMCatania
1 changes
$1501One-way

Timetable Bologna to Catania

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10:40AMBologna, Autostazione19h20 06:00AMCatania
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03:00PMBologna15h00 06:00AMCatania, Via D'Amico
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Sat
Oct 16
$138Intercity
$84Flixbus
$324Malta Air
Sun
Oct 17
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$93Flixbus
$75Wizz Air
Mon
Oct 18
$122Intercity Notte
$109Autoservizi Salemi
$56Malta Air
Tue
Oct 19
$94Intercity
$109Autoservizi Salemi
$38Malta Air
Wed
Oct 20
$117Frecciarossa
$106Autoservizi Salemi
$29Wizz Air
Thu
Oct 21
$118Frecciarossa
$140sais
$33Malta Air
Fri
Oct 22
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$85Flixbus
$76Alitalia
Sat
Oct 23
$77Intercity
$140sais
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Sun
Oct 24
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$140sais
$57Alitalia
Mon
Oct 25
$118Frecciarossa
$109Autoservizi Salemi
$39Malta Air
Tue
Oct 26
$77Intercity
$106Autoservizi Salemi
$28Malta Air
Wed
Oct 27
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$106Autoservizi Salemi
$15Malta Air
Thu
Oct 28
$118Frecciarossa
$89Flixbus
$57Alitalia
Fri
Oct 29
$133Intercity
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$76Alitalia
Sat
Oct 30
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$106Autoservizi Salemi
$113Alitalia
Sun
Oct 31
$93Frecciarossa
$140sais
$57Alitalia
Mon
Nov 1
$77Intercity
$85Flixbus
$54Malta Air
Tue
Nov 2
$109Intercity Notte
$106Autoservizi Salemi
$57Alitalia
Wed
Nov 3
$77Intercity
$106Autoservizi Salemi
$25Wizz Air

The fastest buses from Bologna to Catania

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Fastest Journey

15 h

Average

17 h 10 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

838 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Bologna for Catania every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 838 km distance in an average of 17 h 10 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 15 h .

The slowest buses will take 19 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
03:00PMBologna15h00 06:00AMCatania, Via D'Amico
0 changes
$1191One-way
10:40AMBologna, Autostazione19h20 06:00AMCatania
1 changes
$1501One-way

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Bus Information between Bologna and Catania

distanceDistance520 miles (838 km)
durationAverage bus duration15 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$110 (€89)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesBus Center, Baltour, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi, Flixbus or Autoservizi Salemi

Buses from Bologna to Catania cover the 520 miles (838 km) long trip taking on average 15 h with our travel partners like Bus Center, Baltour, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi, Flixbus or Autoservizi Salemi. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $110 (€89), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $84 (€68). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Catania, Autostazione.

Bus companies

FlixBus Bologna – Catania

For as little as $84 (€68) you can travel by bus between Bologna and Catania with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Bologna and Catania.

Book your FlixBus Bologna to Catania bus with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check FlixBus’s up-to-date bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Bologna to Catania routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable FlixBus bus tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Bologna and Catania is 520 miles (838 km), and the best price for a one-way Bologna - Catania FlixBus bus ticket starts at $84 (€68) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your FlixBus ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by bus. Waiting in a line at the bus station to purchase your bus ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your bus tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with FlixBus!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus from Bologna to Catania:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Bologna to Catania

Bologna Catania direct buses depart on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with one trip a day, for a total of 3 trips a week. The journey has an average duration of 14 hours and also includes the crossing of the Strait of Messina. The departure station in Bologna is located at the bus terminal of the train station in Piazza XX Settembre. The station of arrival in Catania is that of Via Archimede in the center.

Which bus companies operate the Bologna - Catania route?

During the week, the route is covered by Buscenter, which leaves from Piazza XX Settembre and Salemi, which leaves from the bus terminal of the railway station. The buses have toilets on board and space for hand luggage. A free Wi-Fi line is also available on Baltour buses.

How long does the bus journey from Bologna to Catania take?

The journey by bus from Bologna to Catania has an average duration of 14 hours and includes the passage over the Strait of Messina. In all cases the departure is scheduled for 18:30 and the arrival for 8:30 the next morning. The journey is mainly night-time: the seats on the bus, spaced out and reclining, ensure the rest of passengers.

How many buses are there Bologna - Catania?

The buses that make the direct connection Bologna Catania are 3 per week. In particular, there is a bus service on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Departure is always scheduled in the afternoon, with arrival the next morning.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Bologna to Catania?

Bologna Bus Station:The bus station in Piazza XX Settembre in Bologna can be easily reached by car from exit 7 of the ring road or by bus thanks to the Tper lines. The structure is equipped with waiting areas, ticket office and information office.

Catania bus station: The bus terminal in Via Archimede in Catania is connected to other areas of the city by public buses. Alternatively, you can use the taxi service. The bus station has a ticket office and waiting area for passengers. Nearby are available refreshment points and shops.

Travel Tips

Buses from Bologna to Catania
Take the bus to Catania easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bologna to Catania.
FAQs
How much do cheap buses to Catania from Bologna cost?
Bus tickets to Catania from Bologna for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $84 (€68)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus from Bologna to Catania?
If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Bologna to Catania bus price to come in at an average of $110 (€89)  one way.
How far is Bologna to Catania by bus?
The bus distance from Bologna to Catania is around 520 miles (838 km).
What is the Bologna to Catania bus travel time?
The bus time to Catania from Bologna is on average 15 h  for the 520 miles (838 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Bologna to Catania by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Bologna to Catania do I depart from? Which Catania bus station from Bologna do I arrive in?

Some of the Bologna bus stations to Catania you can start your journey from include Bologna, Autostazione, Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and Bologna, Imola highway exit. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Catania include Catania, Autostazione, Catania, Via D'Amico and Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bologna Centrale   and arriving in Catania, Autostazione.

Where is the bus station in Bologna to go to Catania? Where is the bus station in Catania located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Bologna Centrale, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Bologna.

The most popular arrival bus station, Catania, Autostazione, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Catania.

Which bus providers can get me from Bologna to Catania?
If you're looking for buses from Bologna to Catania, you can rely on Bus Center, Baltour, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi, Flixbus or Autoservizi Salemi to get you to Catania. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Bologna to Catania trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first bus from Bologna to Catania? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The first Bologna to Catania bus departs at 1: 00 PM   and the last bus from Bologna to Catania leaves at 11: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Bologna to Catania on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets to Catania from Bologna for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this route and save money. If you book bus tickets to Catania from Bologna within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $110 (€89) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from Bologna to Catania a few months in advance.

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