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Traveling from Florence to Catania by train

Looking to travel from Florence to Catania by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 11 hours 54 minutes to travel from Florence to Catania by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 10 hours 16 minutes though. You'll usually find 22 trains per day running along the 768 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Catania. You'll probably be traveling with Trenitalia train to get to Catania, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Florence to Catania start from $32.43 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Catania by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Florence to Catania by train

It takes an average of 11h 54m to travel from Florence to Catania by train, over a distance of around 477 miles (768 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Florence to Catania and tickets for this journey start from $32.43 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 10h 16m


477 miles (768 km)


22 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $32.43

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, Flixbus, Autoservizi Salemi, Onebus

Florence to Catania train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Catania for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:26 19:22 11h 56m, 4 changes
09:14 20:37 11h 23m, 1 change
09:43 20:37 10h 54m, 1 change
10:14 20:37 10h 23m, 2 changes
11:14 22:29 11h 15m, 3 changes
15:33 05:30 13h 57m, 3 changes
18:14 06:33 12h 19m, 2 changes
18:14 06:40 12h 26m, 1 change
18:33 06:33 12h 0m, 3 changes
18:33 06:40 12h 7m, 2 changes

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Florence to Catania

You can travel from Florence to Catania on Trenitalia and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Catania

The price of train tickets from Florence to Catania starts at $32.43 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Florence to Catania by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Florence to Catania

Want to know more about your journey from Florence to Catania? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Florence to Catania take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and Catania is 11 hours and 54 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Florence and Catania by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Catania is 10 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Catania cost?

Train tickets from Florence to Catania can start from as little as $32.43 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Florence to Catania?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to Catania without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Florence to Catania each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Florence to Catania leave?

The first train from Florence to Catania leaves at 00:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Florence to Catania leave?

The last train from Florence to Catania leaves at 21:31. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Florence and Catania by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Catania cover a distance of around 477 miles (768 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Catania to Florence.

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