Catania travel guide

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You're Going to Love Catania

With a population of 290,927, Catania is a must-see destination in Sicily, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Catania has to offer.

When to visit Catania

Catania in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 150
1 night at 3-star hotel
Catania in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 150
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Catania in August, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 5 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 106 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Catania, with an average rainfall of 5 mm.

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How to Get to Catania

Plane

When flying to Catania, you’ll arrive at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Catania from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 26h.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Catania, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Catania to Palermo takes 4h 28m and costs around S$ 13 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lamezia Terme, expect to pay about S$ 30 for a 5h 55m trip. Located 0.5 km from the city centre, Catania Centrale is the busiest station in Catania. Another popular train station is Catania Ognina, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Catania is to pick up a car hire from Palermo, which is about 167 km from Catania. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Europcar, among others, in Palermo.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Catania, including FlixBus, Itabus and Autoservizi Salemi. From Palermo, the bus ride to Catania takes 249 km and will cost you around S$ 50. From Lamezia Terme, the ticket costs about S$ 28 for a journey of 370 km. The most popular bus station is Catania Autostazione, located 0.4 km from the city centre of Catania. Catania La Rena Est is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Catania, you’ll arrive at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Catania from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 26h.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Catania, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Catania to Palermo takes 4h 28m and costs around S$ 13 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lamezia Terme, expect to pay about S$ 30 for a 5h 55m trip. Located 0.5 km from the city centre, Catania Centrale is the busiest station in Catania. Another popular train station is Catania Ognina, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Catania is to pick up a car hire from Palermo, which is about 167 km from Catania. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Europcar, among others, in Palermo.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Catania, including FlixBus, Itabus and Autoservizi Salemi. From Palermo, the bus ride to Catania takes 249 km and will cost you around S$ 50. From Lamezia Terme, the ticket costs about S$ 28 for a journey of 370 km. The most popular bus station is Catania Autostazione, located 0.4 km from the city centre of Catania. Catania La Rena Est is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Catania

Lufthansa
Good (4,672 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,752 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,174 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,448 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (467 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (974 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,351 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,235 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (786 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (845 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (776 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (440 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (197 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (678 reviews)
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Where to stay in Catania

From 5-star hotels such as the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel to great affordable options like the Asmundo di Gisira, Catania offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around S$ 115 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 148 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Le suites del duomo house and B&B Palazzo Cerami.

Where to stay in popular areas of Catania

Most booked hotels in Catania

Katane Palace Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 140+
Catania International Airport Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
S$ 126+
Romano Palace Luxury Hotel
5 stars
Good (7, Good reviews)
S$ 184+

Hiring a car in Catania

Hiring a car in Catania costs S$ 23 per day, on average, or S$ 68 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

Expect to pay S$ 2.72 per litre in Catania (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 32.62 and S$ 43.49. The most frequently booked car type in Catania is Luxury (Audi Q3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Seat Arona or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Catania costs S$ 23 per day, on average, or S$ 68 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

Expect to pay S$ 2.72 per litre in Catania (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 32.62 and S$ 43.49. The most frequently booked car type in Catania is Luxury (Audi Q3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Seat Arona or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Catania

Budget

Budget

Europcar

Europcar
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