How to travel from Catania to Palermo

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Travel Information to Palermo from Catania

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSais Regional or Regionale

Take a bus or train to travel 103 miles (166 km) from Catania to Palermo. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Sais Regional or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Catania to Palermo.

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from Catania to Palermo

How to get from Catania to Palermo by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Catania to Palermo is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Sais Regional
10:10AM2h25
Catania
12:35PMPalermo
$161One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Sais Regional
10:10AM2h25
Catania
12:35PMPalermo
$161One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Sais Regional
10:10AM2h25
Catania
12:35PMPalermo
$161One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Regionale
08:51AM4h07
Catania Centrale
12:58PMPalermo Centrale
$201One-way
1 transfer
Regionale
12:51PM3h38
Catania Centrale
04:29PMPalermo Centrale
$201One-way
1 transfer
Regionale
06:43AM3h46
Catania Centrale
10:29AMPalermo Centrale
$201One-way
1 transfer
Sais Regional
09:10AM2h25
Catania
11:35AMPalermo
$161One-way
0 transfers
Sais Regional
09:08AM2h27
Catania
11:35AMPalermo
$161One-way
0 transfers
Sais Regional
10:08AM2h27
Catania
12:35PMPalermo
$161One-way
0 transfers

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Sais Regional, Bus and Sais Autolinee will get you to Palermo from Catania at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Trenitalia Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Italian national railway company, Trenitalia. It operates throughout the country, with services running from early morning to late evening. The Intercity trains come in two types: the Intercity Plus, which is the fastest and most comfortable, and the Intercity, which is slightly slower but still offers a comfortable journey. Onboard facilities include air conditioning, power sockets, Wi-Fi, and a bar service. There are several ticket types available, including Standard, Super Economy, and Business. The most popular routes for Trenitalia Intercity are from Rome to Milan, Naples to Florence, and Turin to Venice.

Catania to Palermo travel information with Intercity:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 25 min
  • Intercity frequency: 1 a day

    FAQs: Travel from Catania to Palermo

    FAQs: Travel to Palermo easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Catania to Palermo.
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    You can get between Catania and Palermo 2 different ways: bus or train.

    The cheapest way to travel from Catania to Palermo is a bus with an average price of $16 (€14).

    This is compared to other travel options from Catania to Palermo:

    A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Catania to Palermo.

    A bus is () less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Catania to Palermo costing on average ().

    Taking a bus costs $4 (€3) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $20 (€17).

    The quickest way to travel from Catania to Palermo is by bus, which takes on average 2 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Train takes 3 h 38 min on average.

    The distance from Catania to Palermo is approximately 103 miles (166 km).

    The average frequency per day from Catania to Palermo is:

    • 12 buses per day.
    • 5 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Palermo from Catania as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Catania to Palermo:

    • Buses mostly depart from Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto) and arrive in Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus).
    • Flights from Catania to Palermo most often leave from Catania Fontanarossa Airport and arrive in Palermo Airport.
    • Trains mostly depart from Catania Centrale and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Catania to Palermo:

    • You can take a bus from Catania to Palermo with Sais Regional, Infobus, FlixBus, Bus, BlaBlaCar, Sais Autolinee or Trenitalia. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€14) with Sais Regional from Catania to Palermo.
    • You can take a train from Catania to Palermo with Regionale, Frecciabianca or Intercity. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€17) with Regionale from Catania to Palermo.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Catania to Palermo with the following travel companies:

    • You can find 12 direct buses per day to take to Palermo with Sais Regional or Sais Autolinee.

    Direct services to Palermo tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Looking to extend your trip from Catania to Palermo? Many Omio customers who go from Catania to Palermo usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Cefalù, Milan or Trapani. If you're looking to explore Rome, Cefalù, Milan or Trapani from Palermo, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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