Area: Sicilia
Place: Catania

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The Port of Catania

The main feature of the port of Catania is its centralityOver time this has meant frequent commercial connections both with the ports of the Adriatic and with those of the Tyrrhenian corridor

In particular, then, with Naples and Salerno the connections , as well as commercial, are also tourist . Especially during the summer, in fact, there are many passengers who prefer to reach Sicily by ferry, thus relieving some of the congestion of the Salerno - Reggio Calabria road artery and the maritime connections in the Strait of Messina. 

But the port of Catania is also central to land connections. The Etnean capital , in fact, is at the center of 6 provinces - there are 9 in all - of Sicily. Furthermore, it is necessary to remember the proximity to the other territorial mobility networks: the Fontanarossa airport, just a few kilometers away; and the  railway station, about 1 kilometer. 

In short, a port in the center of the Mediterranean , equally distant from other European ports and from those of North Africa. An aspect, the latter, which has also led to a development of the cruise sector without forgetting, of course, boating andfishing , both professional and sporting.

How to reach the port of Catania

The port of Catania can be reached by bus, car and train (useful info for those who are already on the island)


  • SS114 both from Messina and Syracuse.


  • AMT buses, the public transport company of the city of Catania, are operational.


Regional trains from:

  • Messina to Catania with a frequency ranging from 20 to 60 minutes. Duration from 80 to 120 minutes.
  • Syracuse to Catania with a frequency ranging from 40 to 80 minutes. Journey time approximately 70 minutes.

  • Palermo to Catania with a frequency ranging from 30 to 180 minutes. Approximately 180 distance.

Airport connections - Port of Catania

The Alibus (Catania Airport Shuttle Bus), the fast bus of the local transport company AMT, connects the Fontanarossa airport to the center and to the port of Catania.

Stops: 15 
Journey time: 20/25 minutes
Cost of the ticket: € 4.00 (valid for 90 minutes; can also be purchased on board).

Connections Train station - Port of Catania

The distance between the Central Station and the Port of Catania is about 1 kilometerTaxis and buses from the local public transport company AMT are available.

Parking near the Port of Catania

Pollina Park - Via Pietro Platania, 31

Tel .: 347 250 2472

Parking at the Duomo - Via Santa Maria del Rosario, 21

Tel: 095 310012

Piazza Lupo Garage - Piazza Pietro Lupo, 95131

Tel: 095 767 0541

Multi-storey Palmanova Parking - Via Palmanova, 2

Tel .: 338 107 2220

Services available on the Port of Catania

  • Bars, pastry shops, restaurants, pizzerias
  • Hotel, B&B
  • Parking lots
  • Food
  • Gas station
  • Car rent

Ticket offices on the Port of Catania

Grimaldi Lines Ticket Office, Catania - Via Cardinale Dusmet c / o Vecchia Dogana

Tel .: (0039) 095 5862230

Virtu Ferries Ticket Office, Catania - Vecchia Dogana Complex (inside) Port of Catania

Tel : (0039) 095 7031211

Luggage storage on the Port of Catania

Atripical Traveler's Station Luggage Storage - Via Diego Pappalardo, 6

Tel .: 389 0940510

Shops within (or near) the Port of Catania

Near the port of Catania there are various activities: bars; pastry shops; restaurants; pizzerias; car rent; food and so on.

What to see near the port of Catania

The port is just a few minutes walk from Piazza Duomo, the historic center of Catania. And it is all around this square that many of the city's attractions are concentrated. From the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, to Palazzo degli Elefanti (seat of the Town Hall), passing through Porta Uzeda up to the Badia di Sant'Agata Church, the historic center of Catania is a tribute to Sicilian Baroque that cannot leave you indifferent.

If there is enough time, the Bellini Garden is also worth a visit, a public park in the center, used by the people of Catania to walk, run and let children play in peace. 

Last but not least, the foodYou cannot say that you have been to Catania without having tasted a cannolo or an arancino, the latter symbol of Sicilian street food, and above all at the center of a dispute over the genre of the name (and not only) with Palermo. In the regional capital, in fact, it is called "arancina", and the Accademia della Crusca was even invested some time ago in the matter.