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. Catania deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Catania

Catania in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 77
1 night at 3-star hotel
Catania in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 77
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 Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 17h 40m.

Train

Trenitalia is the only carrier operating train routes to Catania. The train journey from Catania to Palermo takes 4h 28m and costs around C$ 30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Naples, expect to pay about C$ 63 for a 7h 09m 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 rental from Palermo, which is about 167 km from Catania. You’ll find branches of Galierirent and Rental Plus, among others, in Palermo.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Catania, including Itabus, FlixBus and Bus. From Palermo, the bus ride to Catania takes 233 km and will cost you around C$ 22. From Lamezia Terme, the ticket costs about C$ 22 for a journey of 402 km. The most popular bus station is Catania Autostazione, located 0.4 km from downtown 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 Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 17h 40m.

Train

Trenitalia is the only carrier operating train routes to Catania. The train journey from Catania to Palermo takes 4h 28m and costs around C$ 30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Naples, expect to pay about C$ 63 for a 7h 09m 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 rental from Palermo, which is about 167 km from Catania. You’ll find branches of Galierirent and Rental Plus, among others, in Palermo.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Catania, including Itabus, FlixBus and Bus. From Palermo, the bus ride to Catania takes 233 km and will cost you around C$ 22. From Lamezia Terme, the ticket costs about C$ 22 for a journey of 402 km. The most popular bus station is Catania Autostazione, located 0.4 km from downtown Catania. Catania La Rena Est is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Catania

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,649 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,564 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,601 reviews)
Air France
Good (988 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,414 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,027 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (801 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
ITA Airways
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Egypt Air
Good (192 reviews)
Aer Lingus
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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 Hotel La Ville, Catania offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 122 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 150 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

Oasis
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 131+
Hotel Lachea
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 125+
President Park Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 144+
Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel and Conference Center
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 172+
Katane Palace Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 133+
Grand Hotel Baia Verde
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 214+

Renting a car in Catania

Renting a car in Catania costs C$ 50 per day, on average, or C$ 99 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 21% cheaper than airport locations in Catania.

Expect to pay C$ 2.72 per litre in Catania (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.62 and C$ 43.49. Compact (Vauxhall Mokka or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Catania, while also 90% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Catania costs C$ 50 per day, on average, or C$ 99 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 21% cheaper than airport locations in Catania.

Expect to pay C$ 2.72 per litre in Catania (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.62 and C$ 43.49. Compact (Vauxhall Mokka or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Catania, while also 90% cheaper than other types, on average.

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