Rome to Catania trains might be a good value for money solution; travelling in Italy by train is often rather cheap and faster than taking a bus indeed. You can count on 3 daily rides to get from Rome to Catania. The trip by train from Rome to Catania last on average 19:33 travelling with high-speed trains (Frecciarossa or Italotreno) If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Rome to Catania train schedule: the first train leaves at 11:45, while the last ride is at 22:26. A Rome to Catania train cost about 91.35 €. But how long is the train ride from Rome to Catania? Your journey takes about 17 hours on average.