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Bus Information between Palermo and Catania

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$17 (€14)
frequencyBus frequency8 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 8 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesBlaBlaCar or Regionale

Buses from Palermo to Catania cover the 103 miles (166 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 25 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar or Regionale. Normally, there are 8 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $17 (€14), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $17 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Palermo Centrale and arrive in Catania, Autostazione.

Bus Palermo-Catania

The buses from Palermo to Catania, together with the trains, ensure rapid travel between the two cities that are symbols of Sicily. Every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday, you can buy tickets for a trip lasting about 3 hours and 15 minutes. Along the way there is a change, with the bus that takes the place of the train at the city of Caltanissetta.

Which bus lines operate the Palermo-Catania route?

It is the national railway company Trenitalia that deals with the organization of part of the journey on board trains in bus travel from Palermo to Catania. The company guarantees fast and safe travel, offering passengers adequate comfort on board its carriages.

How long does the bus journey Palermo-Catania take?

The bus trips from Palermo to Catania have an expected duration of about 3 hours and 15 minutes. The first part of the journey, that is the one that by train from Palermo leads to Caltanissetta, is completed in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The second part of the journey, from Caltanissetta to Catania, is made on board the bus, and has a duration similar to the previous one, taking only a few minutes more.

How many buses are there Palermo-Catania?

Every day of the week there is a trip from Palermo to Catania, for a total of 7 trips per week. The departure is set at about 19:30, with the expected arrival around 22:50. From Caltanissetta Xirbi station, the regional buses, bound for Catania, depart around 21:10.

Where do the buses Palermo-Catania leave from and where do they arrive?

Palermo train station: Palermo Catania travel departs from the Central Station. Located in a 2-storey building, it offers ticket office, information office, luggage storage, waiting room, toilets, pharmacy, bars and shops. Outside there is a parking lot. Connections with the centre of Palermo are guaranteed by the bus service, in particular by the red (Croci, Politeama, Stazione Centrale) and yellow (Stazione Centrale, Maqueda) lines.

Catania bus station: the landing bus station for buses to Catania leaving from Caltanissetta is represented by the central station of the Sicilian center. Dating back to 1867, is located in the city center, and is served by bus lines 3 and 342, also useful for those who need to reach the port. It has a waiting room, ticket office, toilets, railway police, tourist information office, bars and shops.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap bus from Palermo to Catania cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Palermo and Catania for the next 7 days starting from $17 (€14)  one way.
What is the price of a bus ticket to Catania from Palermo?
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Palermo to Catania bus price to come in at an average of $17 (€14)  one way.
How far is Palermo to Catania by bus?
The bus distance from Palermo to Catania is around 103 miles (166 km).
What is the Palermo to Catania bus travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 103 miles (166 km) from Palermo to Catania can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Palermo to Catania bus journey time is on average 2 h 25 min.
Which bus station from Palermo to Catania do I depart from? Which Catania bus station from Palermo do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Palermo, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Palermo, Via Brasa (Ottica Universitaria Outlet), Palermo, Viale dei Picciotti (Segesta Autolinee SRL) and Palermo, Via Ugo la Malfa / Via Giuseppe Tranchina. When you arrive in Catania, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Catania, Autostazione, Catania, Via D'Amico and Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto).

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Palermo Centrale   to Catania, Autostazione.

Where is the departure bus station in Palermo located? Where is the arrival bus station in Catania located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Palermo Centrale, is located 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city center of Palermo.

The most popular arrival bus station, Catania, Autostazione, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center of Catania.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Palermo to Catania?
When taking a bus from Palermo to Catania, you can count on BlaBlaCar or Regionale for the best way to get you to Catania. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service from Palermo to Catania and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Palermo to Catania?
Yes, there are 8 direct buses per day from Palermo to Catania with Sais Regional, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.
How many bus services are there to Catania from Palermo a day?
The average number of buses departing Palermo for Catania is 8 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest bus from Palermo to Catania? What time is the last bus from Palermo to Catania?
You can take the earliest bus from Palermo to Catania at 6: 05 AM   or take the last bus from Palermo to Catania leaving at 7: 20 PM. Look for the latest Palermo to Catania bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
How early should I book bus tickets from Palermo to Catania to score the best deals?
If you purchase the Palermo to Catania bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $17 (€14). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Palermo and Catania. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.