The average journey time between Catania and Syracuse (or Siracusa in Italian) is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 12 direct trains running every day. The first train leaves from Catania Centrale at 06:01, while the last one departs at 21:40.
Like all routes in Sicily, the route from Catania to Syracuse is run by Trenitalia’s regional trains which, despite not having the same comforts as their high-speed fleets, are still efficient and – most importantly – cheap! What’s more, you’ll get to travel from city centre to city centre without having to worry about traffic nor parking.
Getting off at Siracusa station, you’ll be able to reach its beautiful landmarks on foot. Discover the remains of the Greek temple of Apollo, the oldest Doric order building in Sicily, or soak up the city’s history at the Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi.
Intrigued? Keep reading for more information about the route from Catania to Syracuse, including train times and FAQs.
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.
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.
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 Catania Centrale to Siracusa by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Catania Centrale and Siracusa is 1 hour and 16 minutes, with around 11 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Catania Centrale to Siracusa is 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Catania Centrale to Siracusa can start from as little as €7.60 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Catania Centrale to Siracusa without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Catania Centrale to Siracusa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Catania Centrale to Siracusa leaves at 06:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Catania Centrale to Siracusa leaves at 21:40. 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.
Trains travelling from Catania Centrale to Siracusa cover a distance of around 32 miles (51 km) during the journey.