The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Rome to Catania will cost around $ 122 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 89.
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8 h 27 m
Trains per day
Of the 7 train that leave Rome for Catania every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 537 km distance in an average of 10 h but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 8 h 27 m .
The slowest train will take 11 h 10 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
10 hours 21 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$43|
|Trains depart from:||Rome|
|Trains arrive in:||Catania|
|Train Companies:||Intercity, Intercity Notte|
Trenitalia operates the Rome-Catania connection with 10 trips a day, both on weekdays and on weekends. There are both direct trips, that trips that require the presence of a change, to be made in Naples Central or Villa San Giovanni. The first train of the day leaves Rome around 07:30, while the last train leaves around 22:30. Journey times range from 9 to 11 hours, depending on whether you are travelling on Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca or Intercity.
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Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. Its most popular attractions are represented by the long coastline, which stretches for 18 kilometers, monuments in Baroque style as the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, and important places of interest, such as Via Etnea, the street of Catania used for shopping, and Villa Bellini, the immense and well-kept city park. Intense nightlife, due to the presence of numerous clubs located in the central area. A few dozen kilometers away is the famous Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe.
The trains that operate the Rome-Catania route depart exclusively from the Roma Termini station, the largest and most used in the city, located near the center. As it is one of the main Roman and national hubs, Termini is served by both metro lines and buses for urban transport, such as 38, 89, 310 and 910 and those of the night lines 55N and 40N.
Trains from Rome end their journey at Catania station. It is located in Piazza Giovanni XXIII, a couple of kilometers from the historic center of Catania. The station is connected with the main bus lines of the city AMT (432, 439, 443 and 448) and houses inside a stop of the subway line.