The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Rome to Catania is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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8 h 10 m
8 h 38 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Rome to Catania without transferring at least once.
|Distance||332 miles (536 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 10 min|
|Average train ticket price||$72 (€65)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train companies||Frecciarossa, Intercity, Frecciargento, Trenitalia or Intercity Notte|
Trains from Rome to Catania cover the 332 miles (536 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 10 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Intercity, Frecciargento, Trenitalia or Intercity Notte. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $72 (€65), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $52 (€47). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Catania Centrale.
Find the best trains between Rome and Catania with Omio's travel partners Frecciarossa, Intercity and Trenitalia from $52 (€47). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Trenitalia is the national railway of Italy, providing a comprehensive network of trains across the country including trains between Rome and Catania. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Frecciabianca, as well as regional and intercity services. Frecciarossa trains are the fastest, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, while Frecciargento and Frecciabianca offer a more leisurely journey. Passengers can choose from a range of ticket types, including Economy, Standard, and Business Class. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and a range of food and beverage options. Popular routes include Milan to Rome, Venice to Florence, and Naples to Bari.
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.
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When departing from Rome, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Trastevere. When arriving in Catania, you can end your trip in train stations like Catania Centrale, Catania Airport-Fontanarossa and Catania Ognina.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Roma Termini, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Catania Centrale, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.
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