The cheapest trains from Florence to Catania

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Cheapest

$110

Average

$131

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 Florence to Catania will cost around $ 131 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 110.

Cheapest
09:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella12h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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$1101One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella11h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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$1261One-way
11:07PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella18h18 05:25PMCatania Centrale
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$1371One-way
12:40AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella16h45 05:25PMCatania Centrale
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$1371One-way
05:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella16h02 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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$1431One-way

Timetable Florence to Catania

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12:40AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella16h45 05:25PMCatania Centrale
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05:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella16h02 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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09:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella12h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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10:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella11h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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11:07PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella18h18 05:25PMCatania Centrale
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Sat
Oct 16
$112Intercity
$116Autoservizi Salemi
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Sun
Oct 17
$110Frecciarossa
$69Flixbus
$114Vueling
Mon
Oct 18
$82Intercity
$107Autoservizi Salemi
$73Vueling
Tue
Oct 19
$76Intercity
$107Autoservizi Salemi
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Wed
Oct 20
$76Intercity
$107Autoservizi Salemi
$60Vueling
Thu
Oct 21
$82Intercity
$146sais
$66Vueling
Fri
Oct 22
$112Intercity
$107Autoservizi Salemi
$60Vueling
Sat
Oct 23
$82Intercity
$146sais
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Oct 24
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$102Autoservizi Salemi
$176Vueling
Mon
Oct 25
$78Intercity
$107Autoservizi Salemi
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Tue
Oct 26
$66Intercity
$146sais
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Wed
Oct 27
$67Intercity
$102Autoservizi Salemi
$73Vueling
Thu
Oct 28
$82Intercity
$146sais
$66Vueling
Fri
Oct 29
$112Intercity
$107Autoservizi Salemi
$96Vueling

The fastest trains from Florence to Catania

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Fastest Journey

11 h 23 m

Average

14 h 58 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

768 km

It's difficult to get from Florence to Catania without transferring at least once.

Fastest
10:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella11h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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$1261One-way
2nd Fastest
09:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella12h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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$1101One-way
05:35AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella16h02 09:37PMCatania Centrale
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$1431One-way
12:40AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella16h45 05:25PMCatania Centrale
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$1371One-way
11:07PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella18h18 05:25PMCatania Centrale
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$1371One-way

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Train Information from Florence to Catania

distanceDistance476 miles (767 km)
durationAverage train duration14 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price$93 (€76)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesFrecciarossa or Intercity

Trains from Florence to Catania cover the 476 miles (767 km) long trip taking on average 14 h 57 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Intercity. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $76 (€62), but the average price of train tickets is $93 (€76). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Catania Centrale.

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Frecciarossa trains between Florence and Catania

Travel from Florence to Catania from $76 (€62) with Omio’s train partners Frecciarossa! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Frecciarossa

Step on board a Frecciarossa train and relax as you travel across Italy. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed trains make about 200 connections across Italy per day and are renowned for their comfort, speed and reduced environmental impact. Frecciarossa trains reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh), so you can travel 476 miles (767 km) quickly between Florence and Catania. When booking your Frecciarossa train from Florence to Catania, you can choose between four different classes: Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive. While each class offers different levels of comfort, all Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers.

Prices for the Florence to Catania train start as low as $110 (€90) one-way on Omio. Simply check the latest Trenitalia Frecciarossa train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, choose between the Super Economy, Economy, and Base fares, and book your cheap train between Florence and Catania on Omio today!

Trains from Florence to Catania

There are approximately 9 daily trains from Florence to Catania, adding up to about 63 trains commuting between the two cities on a weekly basis. There is no direct train in this 477 miles (768 km) journey. The average journey time for Florence to Catania trains is 16h 1min with the trip requiring one or two transfers before arriving at the final destination. Once you arrive at Catania, there is plenty of things to see and do in this ancient port city including visiting Piazza Duomo or exploring Catania’s most renowned beach, San Giovanni li Cuti.

 

Florence to Catania Train Time: Daily Departures

On average, one train departs Florence for Catania every 4h. This comes to approximately 63 Florence to Catania trains per week. The first Catania from Florence train leaves Florence Santa Maria Novella at around 12:45 a.m. for a 16h 40min journey to arrive at Catania Centrale the following evening at around 05:25 p.m. The last Catania from Florence train leaves Florence Santa Maria Novella at around 11:07 p.m. and arrives at Catania Centrale the following evening at around 05:25 p.m.

 

How long is the journey by train from Florence to Catania?

The average trip by train from Florence to Catania is 16h 1min. This journey, however, varies depending on the number of transfers as well as the type of train you are traveling on. High-speed Frecciarossa trains take between 11h 23min and 12h 23min to travel this 477 mile (768 km) journey with one stop at either Rome or Naples. Low-speed Regionale and Intercity trains, on the other hand, take between 14h 38min and 18h 18min to complete the journey with one or two transfers along the way.

 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Florence to Catania?

Departure train station: Trains from Florence to Catania depart from three stations: Campo di Marte, Santa Maria Novella, or Rifredi. Florence Santa Maria Novella is the main train station in Florence and also the closest to the city center. You can conveniently get to this train station by tram or taxi. To the southern part of the city is Florence Campo di Marte. This train station is also accessible by tram or taxi. Florence Rifredi is located in the northern part of the city. You can get to and from this train station by tram, bus, or taxi. Amenities in these train stations include ticketing machines, several restrooms, lounges, eateries, and shops from which you can purchase a few travel essentials before embarking on this long journey.

Arrival train station: All Florence to Catania trains disembark at Catania Centrale Railway station. Located approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center, you can get to and from this train station via the 530 and 534 buses. These buses take around 17min to travel from the city center to the train station. You can also get to the train station via taxi. Amenities at Catania Centrale train station include ticketing machines, lounges, a tourist information office, several bars, and eateries as well as washrooms.

 

Which train companies travel from Florence to Catania?

All Florence to Catania passenger trains are operated by Trenitalia. Trenitalia operates a mix of high-speed Frecciarossa as well as low-speed Intercity and Regionale trains on this route. All trains require 1 to 2 transfers before arriving at their final destination. There are 3high-speed Freciarossa trains for Catania from Florence with the fastest train taking approximately 11h 23min to complete this journey. The slowest Regionale train takes approximately 18h 18min to travel from Florence to Catania.

 

Trenitalia trains from Florence to Catania

As already mentioned, Trenitalia offers high-speed Frecciarossa as well as low-speed Intercity and Regionale trains from Florence to Catania. A train leaves Florence to Catania every 4h, adding up to 9 trains per day. High-speed Frecciarossa trains offer first-class and second-class carriages. Intercity and Regionale trains, on the other hand, offer only second-class tickets for Florence to Catania travelers.

 

Train Florence to Catania: Services on Board

Travelers can book first class or second class tickets when traveling with Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa trains. Frecciarossa’s first-class cabins are less crowded (with approximately 20 seats fewer) than second-class cabins. This gives passengers larger and more luxurious seats as well as enhanced legroom. All first-class seats come with a reclining function as well as an extended footrest. All Trenitalia trains come with adequate luggage storage facilities. Travelers with mobility challenges have designated spaces for their accommodation. However, passengers with special access requirements are advised to contact Trenitalia a day before their actual travel date for assistance with boarding and luggage handling. Pets are allowed in all Trenitalia trains as long as their inoculations keep up with Italian laws. Smaller pets travel at no fee. However, large pets (22 pounds or 10 kg and above in weight) require a ticket. That said, there is no weight limit on guide dogs. Foldable bikes and pushchairs are treated as standard luggage and allowed on board as long as they are kept in the designated luggage compartment.

 

How to find cheap trains from Florence to Catania

 

There are multiple ways of finding cheap train tickets from Florence to Catania. One way of finding cheap train tickets is by opting to travel by slow or connecting Intercity and Regionale trains. If you are the type that loves exploring the countryside scenery, and perhaps taking photos along the way, then slower trains are definitely your best bet when traveling from Florence to Catania on a budget. You can find cheap trains from Florence to Catania by booking your ticket several weeks in advance. Trenitalia, like other European train companies, do release their tickets several months ahead, most of which are always incredibly discounted. Purchasing your ticket early in advance would greatly save you money. Flexibility with your travel times is another great way of saving money on your Catania from Florence train tickets. Train tickets tend to be quite expensive during peak hours, weekends, and on public holidays. Scheduling your trip outside of these peak hours and days can greatly save you money on your Florence to Catania trip by train.

   

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Catania from Florence cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Florence to Catania to cost as little as $76 (€62)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train between Florence and Catania on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Florence to Catania train to cost on average $93 (€76)  one way.
How far is Florence to Catania by train?
The distance from Florence to Catania by train is approximately 476 miles (767 km).
How many hours is the train time between Florence and Catania?
The Florence to Catania train duration is on average 14 h 57 min, which is to be expected when traveling 476 miles (767 km) from Florence to Catania. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the train from Florence to Catania depart from? Which Catania train station do I come into from Florence?

There are a few train stations in Florence to start your journey from including Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte. In Catania you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Catania Centrale, Catania Ognina and Catania Europa.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella   and arrive in Catania Centrale.

Where do I find the Florence train station to Catania? Where is the Catania train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Firenze Santa Maria Novella, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Florence.

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

Which train companies can get me from Florence to Catania?
For the route from Florence to Catania you can take a train with Frecciarossa or Intercity. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Florence and Catania on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
What are the first and last departure train times from Florence to Catania?
You can take the earliest train from Florence to Catania at 4: 35 AM   or take the last train from Florence to Catania leaving at 11: 45 PM. Look for the latest Florence to Catania train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I purchase Florence to Catania train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains to Catania from Florence to cost on average $93 (€76) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Florence to Catania train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Florence
Catania
Firenze Santa Maria Novella is the most popular Florence railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Florence for your trip to Catania.
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Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
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Tram lines: T1, T2
Bus lines: 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 23, 36, 37, C4
Train lines: FR, FA, Italo
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Bus lines: 12, 13, 33
Train lines: FA, IC, ICN, R