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Cheap bus tickets and times from Palermo to Catania

Showing times and prices for Jun 23


Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m


2 h 35 m

Buses per day



166 km

Cheap bus tickets from Palermo to Catania start from $18 with an average ticket price of $18.

The fastest bus from Palermo to Catania takes 2h 25m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 35m and covers a distance of 166 km.

153 buses leave Palermo for Catania every day with 149 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Palermo to Catania

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$16 (€14)
frequencyBus frequency12 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 12 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersSais Regional, Infobus, FlixBus, Regionale, Bus, BlaBlaCar or Sais Autolinee

Buses from Palermo to Catania cover the 103 miles (166 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 25 min with our travel partners like Sais Regional, Infobus, FlixBus, Regionale, Bus, BlaBlaCar or Sais Autolinee. Normally, there are 12 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $16 (€14), but the average price of bus tickets is $16 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus) and arrive in Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto).

Bus companies: Sais Regional, Infobus and FlixBus from Palermo to Catania

You can travel by bus to Catania from Palermo with Sais Regional, Infobus and FlixBus for as low as $16 (€14). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Regionale classes from Palermo to Catania

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2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Non extra legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Needs to be disassembled in a bag or a fully closed folding bike*
  • Pets allowed
  • No dedicated on-board catering service
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Youth fares available
  • No quiet area/zone
  • No luggage restriction
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

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.

FAQs: Bus from Palermo to Catania

FAQs: Take the bus from Palermo to Catania with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Palermo to Catania.
Cheap bus tickets from Palermo to Catania can start from as little as $16 (€14) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Palermo to Catania is $16 (€14); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The bus time from Palermo to Catania is on average 2 h 25 min   for the 103 mile (166 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Catania from Palermo by bus can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Palermo to Catania leaves at 5: 05 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Palermo to Catania leaves at 7: 35 PM.
Yes, there are 12 direct buses a day from Palermo to Catania with Sais Regional or Sais Autolinee. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
For the journey from Palermo to Catania you can take a bus with Sais Regional, Infobus, FlixBus, Regionale, Bus, BlaBlaCar or Sais Autolinee. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between Palermo and Catania on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Palermo, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus) and Palermo, Autostazione - Piazza Cairoli. When arriving in Catania, you can end your journey in bus stations like Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto), Catania, Partenze - Terminal A (Sfizio Pizzeria Rusticheria Gelateria) and Catania, Viale Lorenzo Bolano (Nesima).

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus), which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto), located 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Catania from Palermo is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 25 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Palermo to Catania is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Catania from Palermo including taking a train or bus.

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