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Bologna to Catania by train

The journey from Bologna to Catania by train is 521.56 mi and takes 13 hr 48 min. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:27 AM and the last at 10:48 PM. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Catania by train for as little as $44.02 or as much as $148.30. The best price for this journey is $44.02.

Lowest Price$44.02
Journey Duration13 hr 48 min
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price$44.02
Highest Price$148.30
First Departure12:27 AM
Last Departure10:48 PM
Distance521.56 mi
DepartureBologna
ArrivalCatania
CarriersSais Regional, Italo TrenoMore

Bologna to Catania Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Bologna to Catania cost?

The cheapest train tickets from Bologna to Catania cost $44.02. On average, you can expect to spend around $80.97 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Bologna to Catania.
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The prices for train tickets from Bologna to Catania vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately $80.97. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Bologna to Catania by train?

The average journey time is 13 hr 48 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 521.56 mi from Bologna to Catania. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Bologna to Catania to take longer than 13 hr 48 min. The journey between Bologna and Catania by train usually takes 13 hr 48 min to cover a distance of 521.56 mi. The shortest journey from Bologna to Catania will take you 10 hr 32 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Catania quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When traveling from Bologna to Catania by train, which stations can I use?

In Bologna, departure stations include . When you arrive in Catania, you may be able to disembark at stations such as . Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do departures from Bologna leave for Catania?

The exact number of journeys from Bologna to Catania can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 28 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Bologna to Catania. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Bologna to Catania varies, but in general, you can expect to find 2 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 26 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bologna to Catania. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bologna to Catania.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Catania, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bologna to Catania.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Catania by train

When travelling to Catania by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Autoservizi Salemi is a bus company based in Sicily, Italy. It was founded in 1972 and has since grown to become one of the leading bus operators in the region. The company offers a wide range of services, including local and long-distance bus transportation, airport transfers, and private tours. Autoservizi Salemi operates a modern fleet of buses equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seating, and other amenities. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation services to its customers. With a team of experienced drivers and a strong focus on customer satisfaction, Autoservizi Salemi has become a trusted name in the transportation industry.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Frecciargento is a high-speed train service operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company of Italy. The name "Frecciargento" means "silver arrow" in Italian, and the trains are known for their sleek, modern design and fast speeds. Frecciargento trains run on high-speed lines and conventional lines, connecting major cities across Italy, including Rome, Verona, Milan, Venice, Florence, and Naples. Frecciargento is one of several high-speed train services offered by Trenitalia, including Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Itabus is a bus company that operates in Italy, offering long-distance bus services between major cities and airports. It provides service to Milan, Rome, Bologna, Venice, and other key cities in Italy. Itabus aims to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for passengers, with a focus on reducing carbon emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices.

Italo, a subsidiary of the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), operates a high-speed train service throughout Italy. The 2012 launch of Italo trains, which are both conventional and high-speed, provides travelers with speedy and comfortable travel across Italy. The 300 km/h speed ensures regular and comfortable transportation to major cities like Rome, Naples, Florence, and Milan.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Bologna to Catania

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciargento, Frecciarossa and Italo when traveling from Bologna to Catania.

Second Class

In Frecciargento's Standard Class, you can spend time on the FRECCE Portal, enjoy a comfortable journey in adjustable seats, charge your devices using electrical outlets, and taste delicious food and drinks at the FrecciaBistrò bar.
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First Class

In Frecciargento's First Class, you'll enjoy all the amenities found in Second Class plus more spacious and comfortable seats. Additionally, you'll be treated to complimentary snacks and a small welcome drink of either coffee or prosecco.
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Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Smart

With the Smart ambiance, experience all the comforts and services of Italo at an affordable price.
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Prima

Experience the best of Italo with the Prima ambiance, providing you with maximum comfort and top-notch services for your entire journey.
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Club Executive

For an even more luxurious and relaxing trip, opt for the Club Ambiance. Here, you'll delight in ultimate comfort and pampering with spacious individual seating arrangements.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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On Frecciargento trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciargento trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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On Frecciargento trains, the FrecciaBistrò café-bar offers snacks, meals, and drinks. Use the Portale FRECCE portal for easy in-seat ordering or approach the staff. First Class travelers enjoy complimentary water, coffee, and a snack choice.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Italo trains come equipped with free WiFi and the ItaloLive entertainment portal, featuring an array of movies, shows, news, and more.
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All Italo trains provide power sockets at each seat.
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Your train ticket comes with a luggage allowance, which you need to store in specified areas on Italo trains. In Smart ambience coaches, there's a size limit, so ensure your luggage doesn't exceed 75 x 53 x 30 cm. Adhering to these guidelines helps you avoid any penalties.
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For travelers with reduced mobility, Italo trains have priority seating located near an accessible restroom, which includes tactile and Braille signage.
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On Italo trains, while there's no dedicated dining carriage, vending machines in Coaches 3 and 7 (AGV trains) or Coaches 3 and 6 (EVO trains) offer snacks and drinks. Prima Ambience passengers receive a complimentary Welcome Service with a variety of snacks and beverages served at their seat. For an even more luxurious experience, Club Executive Ambience travelers enjoy an exclusive onboard catering service with espresso, pastries, and drinks delivered by attentive staff.
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All Italo trains are equipped with air-conditioning.
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Prams, pushchairs, and folding bicycles are considered standard luggage and should be stored in designated spaces on Italo trains. Oversized luggage and standard bicycles are not allowed. We recommend protecting your bicycle with a cover.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board Itabus, DB - Intercity and FlixBus from Bologna to Catania
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Bologna to Catania CO2 Emissions by Train

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58.76kg
Bus
62.95kg
Flight
167.87kg
Car
134.3kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bologna to Catania by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bologna and Catania are 58.76kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bologna and Catania? By taking the train between Bologna and Catania you will save 109.11kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.19kg compared to a bus and 75.54kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bologna to Catania?
A train ticket from Bologna to Catania is $80.97. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $44.02.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bologna to Catania?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bologna to Catania is $44.02. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bologna and Catania by train?
Bologna to Catania is 521.56 mi.
How long does the train between Bologna and Catania take?
Bologna to Catania is on average 13 hr 48 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 10 hr 32 min.
Which companies operate from Bologna to Catania?
The train journey from Bologna to Catania is covered by 13 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Sais Regional, Italo Treno, Regionale Veloce, Itabus, DB - Intercity, Intercity Notte, FlixBus, Autoservizi Salemi, InterCityNotte, Frecciarossa, Traghetto, Frecciargento, Italo and Trenitalia.
How many train connections per day go from Bologna to Catania?
Bologna to Catania has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bologna to Catania leave?
The earliest train from Bologna to Catania departs at 12:27 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bologna to Catania depart?
The latest train from Bologna to Catania departs at 10:48 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bologna to Catania in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $44.02 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Bologna to Catania?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Bologna to go to Catania. You can go from Casalecchio di Reno Stazione Casalecchio Garibaldi, Bologna Centrale, Bologna Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bologna Airport and you can arrive at Bicocca, Catania Centrale and Catania Ognina.
How many direct connections depart from Bologna to Catania?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Bologna to go to Catania.
What's the fastest journey time between Bologna to Catania by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bologna and Catania is 10 hr 32 min.
Is there a direct train from Bologna to Catania?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bologna and Catania.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bologna to Catania by train?
The train journey from Bologna to Catania creates 58.76kg of CO2 emissions.

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