Getting to Agrigento

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Agrigento is the province of Sicily with the same name capital Agrigento. Valley of the Temples/ Valle dei Templi is the most popular tourist attraction there.  It is possible to reach Agrigento both by bus and by train.

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Agrigento map
  • Aeroporto di Catania – Agrigento

From Catania airport to Agrigento leave direct buses of SAIS Trasporti Spa. You can check the major information here: Catania airport – Agrigento.

  • Catania – Agrigento

Autolinee SAIS Trasporti Spa offers connections between Catania and Agrigento. One way ticket costs 13,40 EUR, two way tickets – 22 EUR. You can check the timetable here (updated 01.08.16): Catania Agrigento Catania

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Agrigento
  • Palermo airport – Agrigento

From Palermo airport to Agrigento leave direct buses of Autolinee Sal Licata. The ticket costs € 12,60. The bus operates ONLY during weekdays. It is possible to buy tickets in the ticket offices, authorised points of sail or directly on the bus. You can check the timetable here (updated 01.08.16): Palermo airport – Agrigento

  • Palermo – Agrigento

Cuffaro Tours srl  offers daily connection between Palermo and Agrigento. The average journey time is 2 hours. One way ticket costs 9,00 EUR, two way – 14,20 EUR. Tickets can be bought on the bus. In Palermo the bus stops in via Paolo Balsamo (central station), in Agrigento –  Piazzetta Rosselli. You can check the timetable here (updated 01.08.16): Palermo – Agrigento – Palermo

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City center of Agrigento
  • Messina – Agrigento

Cipolla Group offers connection between Sicily and German and stops both in Messina and Agrigento. The bus operates ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.  The average journey time is 5 hours.The ticket costs from 30 EUR. In Messina the bus stops in Piazza della Republica, whilst in Agrigente – Piazza Rosselli.  You can check the timetable here (updated 01.08.16): Messina Agrigento Messina

  • Marsala – Agrigento

Autolinee Lumia offers connection between Marsala and Agrigento. The timetable depends on the day. The average journey time is 2 hours. One way tickets cost 10,10 EUR. Please note that during the holidays the bus offers only one connections per day. You can check the timetable here (from 07.01.13 to 11.09.16): Marsala Agrigento Marsala

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Scala dei Turchi in Agrigento

It is also possible to get to Agrigento by train. Central train station is situated in the city center of Agrigento.

 

 

 

Taormina how to get there

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  • Aeroporto di Catania – Taormina

From Catania airport to Taormina leaves direct bus of the company Interbus. The average journey time is one hour and 25 minutes. In Taormina the bus stops in the Bus Terminal (Via Pirandello near the city center). You can buy tickets from the ticket offices of bus Terminal or directly on the bus. One way ticket costs 8,20 EUR.*

* it is better to book the ticket in advance.

From Moday to Saturday the first bus leaves the airport to go to Taormina at 8.45, the last one at 20.45. The interval between buses is 30 min (except the time at 11.45 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 18.45, 19.45, 20.45 when the interval is an hour). From Taormina the first bus leaves from 6.30 whilst the last one at 20.45. The interval is 30 min (except the time at  6.30, 7.45 when the interval is 45 min and the time at 11.45 12.45 13.45 14.45 15.45 16.45 19.45 and 2o.45 when the interval is an hour).

During Sundays and holidays the first bus leaves the airport at 7.45, the last one at 20.45. The interval between buses is 30 min except time at 18.45, 19.45 e 20.45. From Taormina the first bus leaves at 7.45, the last one at 20.45. The interval is 30 min except the time at 7.45, 8.45, 19,45 e 20,45.*

* It is recommended to check the timetable on the official website of the Interbus before buying the tickets as the timetable is subject to variation.

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Taormina
  • Catania – Taormina

From Catania to Taormina also leaves the direct bus of Interbus. In Catania the bus leaves from via Archimede – that is situated near the train station. In Taormina the bus stops in the Bus Terminal (Via Pirandello near the city center). Average journey time isone hour and 10 min. One way ticket costs 5,10 EUR whilst two way tickets 8,5 EUR.

 

From Monday to Saturday the first bus leaves Catania at  7.00, the last one at 21.00. The interval is 30 min (except the following hours: 07.00, 07.20, 07.30, 19.20, 20.00, 21.00). From Taormina the first bus leaves at 06.25, the last one at 20.45. The interval is 30 min except the following hours: 06.25. 06.30, 07.45, 11.15, 11.30, 11.45, 19.45, 20.45)

During the holidays and Sundays  the first bus leaves Catania at 8.00 whilst the last one at 21.00. The interval is 30 min (except the following hours: 19.00, 20.00 and 21.00). From Taormina the first bus leaves at 07.45, the last one at 20.45. The interval is 30 min  (except the following hours: 07.45, 08.45, 19.45, 20.45)*

* It is recommended to check the timetable on the official website of the Interbus before buying the tickets as the timetable is subject to variation.

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Isola bella/Beautiful island
  • Messina – Taormina

The bus company Interbus offers daily connections between Messina and Taormina.

In Messina the bus leaves from P.zza Della Repubblica, 6. In Taormina the bus stops in Bus Terminal (via Pirandello, near the city center). The ticket costs 4.30 €, two ways ticket – 6,80 €. The average journey time is one hour and 45 minuti.

You can check the timetable here (the timetable is updated at 29.07.16):

Messina – Taormina – Messina (weekday)

Messina – Taormina – Messina (holidays and Sunday)

  • By train

You can also reach Taormina from Catania and Messina by train. But the train station Taormina-Giardini is situated a bit far from the city center: it is necessary to take a bus or a  taxi to get there. The average journey time by train is one hour.

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The Aeolian Islands: sea connections

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The Aeolian Islands/in italian le Isole Eolie or Isole Lipari  forms a volcanic archipelago that consists of 6 islands:  Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea. The arcipelago has two active volcanoes. They are situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily.

The only way to reach the Aeolian Islands is by ferry or by hydrofoil.  The main port from which it is possible to reach the Aeolian Islands is from Milazzo port. You can check how to reach the Aeolian islands from Milazzo port here: Milazzo – The Aeolian Islands

In this article, however, we are going to talk about how to reach the Aeolian Islands from ports of  Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria and Naples.

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Map of the Aeolian islands

Palermo – the Aeolian Islands

1. Liberty lines

Liberty lines offers the connection between Palermo and the Aeolian Islands with the hydrofoils. Hidrofoils leave once a day (summer 2016). Alicudi island is the closest island to Palermo, it takes only 2 hours to arrive there.
You can check the timetable here (from  22/07/2016): Palermo – the Aeolian Islands
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Alicudi island

Messina – the Aeolian Islands

Liberty lines also offers connections between Messina and the Aeolian Islands
with the hydrofoils. Hydrofoils don’t leave for Filicudi e Alicudi. Stromboli, Salina and Vulcano are situted closer to Messina than other Aeolian islands, it takes around 2 hours to get there.

 You can check the timetable and destinations here (from 22/07/2016): Messina – the Aeolian Islands
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Stromboli island
  • Reggio Calabria – the Aeolian Islands

Liberty lines offers connections between Reggio Calabria and the Aeolian Islands only with hydrofoils. Hydrofoils don’t leave for Filicudi and Alicudi. Hydrofoils leave only once a day (summer 2016). Salina and Lipari are two islands that are situated closer to Reggio Calabria than others, you need 2 hours to reach them.

You can check the timetable here (from 22/07/2016): Reggio Calabria – the Aeolian Islands

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Salina island
  • Napoli – the Aeolian Islands

1. Siremar

Siremar offers night connections between Naples and the Aeolian Islands with ferries.  Average journey time between Naples and Stromboli (that is the closest island to Naples) is 10 hours, whilst between Naples nad Vulcano (that is the futherst island from Naples) is around 15 hours.  You can book tickets on the official website of  Siremar.

You can check the timetable here (from 01.01 to 31.01.16): Naples – the Aeolian Islands
2. SNAV
SNAV offers daily connection between Naples and the Aeolian Islands from 28.05 till 10.09.16 with high speed ferries. Ferries leaves from porto Mergellina in Naples.   The price is around 150 EUR.
You can check the timetable here: Naples – the Aeolian Islands
3. Alilauro 

Alilauro offers connections between Naples and the Aeolian Islands from  01.06.16 to 11.09.16. Ferries do not leave for Filicudi and Alicudi. In Naples ferries leave from porto  Mergellina. The ticket price starts from 100 EUR. The trip takes only 6 hours.

You can check the timetable here: Naples – the Aeolian Islands

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Catania-Fontanarossa airport: bus connections

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From Catania airport there are different connections with Milazzo Porto, Saracusa, Agrigento and Messina.

You can check how to get to/from Catania airport from/to Catania city center here: Catania airprot – Catania: bus connections

  • Giuntabus

Bus company GIUNTABUS connects Catania airport with Milazzo Porto where ships and hydrofoils leave to the Aeolian islands. Buses offer such connections from  01/06/2016 to 30/09/2016.

The average journey time is one hour and 50 minutes. One way ticket costs 15 EUR,  two way ticket –  26 EUR.

The bus leaves from Milazzo Porto at: 07,30 – 09,20 – 13,50 – 15,30
The bus leaves from Catania Airport at: 10,20 – 12,30 – 16,30 – 18,45

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Milazzo porto

  • Interbus

The bus company  Interbus connects Catania airport with  Siracusa. A one way ticket costs 6,20 EUR, two way tickets 9,60 EUR. The average jouney time is one hour and a half.

You can check the timetable here:

Catania airport – Siracusa

Siracusa – Catania airport

From the airport to  Siracusa the bus makes the following stops:

Viale Tica, 170

Viale Tica, 141 (La bottega del caffè)

Via Von Platen (Arredamenti De Marco)

Corso Gelone (Hospital)

Corso Gelone, 50

Corso Umberto, 196 Terminal Bus (last stop)

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Siracusa

  • SAIS Trasporti

The bus company SAIS Trasporti connects Catania airport with Agrigento. A one way ticket costs 13,40 EUR, two way ticket – 22 EUR.

You can check the timetable here:

Catania airport – Agrigento

Agrigento – Catania airport

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Agrigento

  • SAIS AUTOLINEE

The bus company SAIS AUTOLINEE connects Catania airport with  Catania and Messina. The average journey time between Catania Airport and Catania is 20 minutes, whilst between  Catania airport and Messina – 2 hours.

You can check the timetable here (valid from 13.06.16): Catania  airport – Messina

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Messina

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport – Catania: bus connections

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From Catania airport there are different bus connections with the city center of Catania.

If you want to check the bus connections between Catania airport and Milazzo Porto, Saracusa, Agrigento or Messina, click here: Catania airport: bus connections

  • AMT “ALIBUS”

Bus company ALIBUS connects Catania airport with the city center of  Catania. From the airport the first bus leaves at 05.00, the last one at 24.00. The frequency is 20 minutes. The price is 4 EUR.

You can check the timetable here (updated from 09.04.16): Catania airport – Catania

  • A.S.T.

The bus company A.S.T. connects Catania airport with the city center of  Catania every day. The bus makes only three rides during working days and two rides during holidays and Sundays. The bus makes the following stops:CATANIA-AIRPORT-SIRACUSA-AVOLA-NOTO-ROSOLINI-PACHINO-ISPICA-POZZALLO-MODICA-RAGUSA-COMISO-VITTORIA-GELA.

You can check the timetable here: Catania Airport – Саtania – Gela

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  • SAIS AUTOLINEE

The bus company SAIS AUTOLINEE connects Catania airport with Catania and Messina. The average journey time between Catania airport and Catania is 20 minutes, whilst between Catania airport and Messina – two hours.

You can check the timetable here (valid from 13.06.16): Catania airport  – Messina

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