How to travel from Florence to Catania

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from Florence to Catania

You can get from Florence to Catania by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Florence to Catania on Mar 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella12h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
1 transfer
12:00PMFlorence20h20 08:20AMCatania, Via D'Amico
1 transfer
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10:14AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella11h23 09:37PMCatania Centrale
1 transfer
03:30PMFlorence14h30 06:00AMCatania, Via D'Amico
0 transfers
12:21AMFlorence Campo di Marte14h11 02:32PMCatania Centrale
0 transfers

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Travel Information between Florence and Catania

distanceDistance476 miles (767 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $8 (€7) • 19 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 15 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus

Travel 476 miles (767 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Florence to Catania. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 15 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Florence to Catania.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Catania

Travel Tips: Travel to Catania 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 Florence to Catania.

You can travel to Catania from Florence 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Catania is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $8 (€7) compared to other travel options to Catania:

Taking a flight is usually $44 (€39) less than taking a bus to Catania, which costs on average $52 (€46) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $32 (€28) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $40 (€35) for this route.

A flight is $1 (€1) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Florence to Catania costing on average $9 (€8).

The quickest way to travel to Catania from Florence is by train, which takes on average 15 h 1 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 16 h 5 min.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 19 h 45 min   on average.

The Florence to Catania distance is around 476 miles (767 km).

The average frequency per day from Florence to Catania is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Florence to Catania:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 to Catania, Autostazione.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Florence to Catania depart from Florence Peretola Airport to Catania Fontanarossa Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Catania Centrale.

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

  • You can take a bus from Florence to Catania with Itabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $52 (€46) with Itabus from Florence to Catania.

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Catania with Autoservizi Salemi.
  • You can check for a direct train to Catania with Intercity Notte with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services to Catania 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 route.

Omio customers who travel from Florence to Catania often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Milan or Palermo. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Catania and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Florence to Catania, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $52 (€46) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $40 (€35) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $8 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $9 (€8) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Florence to Catania online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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