How to travel from Rome to Catania

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from Rome to Catania

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

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flight

To get from Rome to Catania on Oct 04 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:55AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h15 08:10AMCatania Fontanarossa Airport
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07:20PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina11h45 07:05AMCatania, Via D'Amico
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08:25AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h15 09:40AMCatania Fontanarossa Airport
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08:25AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h20 09:45AMCatania Fontanarossa Airport
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09:35AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h15 10:50AMCatania Fontanarossa Airport
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871One-way

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Travel Information from Rome to Catania

distanceDistance332 miles (536 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $153
fastestFastest modeFlight • $132 (€128) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus, Malta Air or Intercity Notte

Travel 332 miles (536 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Rome to Catania. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Itabus, Malta Air or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Catania.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Catania.
FAQs

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

The cheapest way to go to Catania from Rome is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $21 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Catania:

Taking a ferry is about $27 (€26) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $48 (€46) for this route.

Taking a ferry is about $112 (€108) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $132 (€128) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $132 (€127) less than taking a train to Catania, which costs on average $153 (€147) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Catania from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Catania can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Catania by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 9 h 20 min   on average.

The Rome to Catania distance is around 332 miles (536 km).

The average frequency per day from Rome to Catania is:

  • 4 buses a day.
  • 2 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Rome, Termini and arrive in Catania, Autostazione.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Catania Fontanarossa Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Roma Termini to Catania Centrale.

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

  • You can go to Catania from Rome by bus with Itabus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $48 (€46) with Itabus from Rome to Catania on Omio.
  • You can travel between Rome and Catania by flight with Malta Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $132 (€128) with Malta Air from Rome to Catania.
  • You can travel from Rome to Catania by train with Intercity Notte. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $153 (€147) with Intercity Notte from Rome to Catania.

Yes, there are direct services available from Rome to Catania with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You can find around 1 direct train per day and travel with Intercity Notte.

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

Your trip from Rome to Catania doesn't have to end in Catania. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Palermo or Naples. If you’d like to add Milan, Palermo or Naples to your Rome to Catania tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Catania today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $48 (€46) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $132 (€128) one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost $21 (€20) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $153 (€147) one way.

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

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