Palermo Central Train Station

palermo-stazione-centrale

Palermo train station is situated on the Giulio Cesare square just in the middle of the city center.  Every day through the train station pass around 250 trains.

  • Trains

Palermo Central train station offers various trains, operated by Trenitalia. For example, in 2001 Trenitalia has started to use Trinacria express to connect Palermo airport with the Central Train station. The average journey time is just 45 minutes. The price is 5,80 EUR. The first train leaves at 5 in the morning, the last one at – 22. It is possible to buy tickets on the official website of Trentitalia, in the ticket offices or at the travel agencies.

  • Metro

What is more, there is a small metro operated by Trentitalia. There are 3 lines: LINE A: Palermo Central train Station – Airport, LINE B: Notarbartolo-Giachery (only from Monday to Saturday) and line C: Palermo Central train Station -Termini Imerese. Tickets cost 1,50 EUR. Please note that tickets for buses of AMAT company are not valid for the metro.

Timetable (12th of  June – 10th of December 2016):

Line A

Line B

Line C:

Palermo Centrale – Termini Imerese

Termini Imerese – Palermo Centrale

biglietto-metro

  • Buses

Close to the train station, is situated the bus stop for AMAT buses. A ticket costs 1,40€. Please note that in Palermo buses often arrive late. There is also a bus for Palermo airport. The bus company Prestia e Comandè offers such connections every day. Average journey time is 50 minutes. One way tickets cost  € 6,30 (€11 – two ways tickets).  Buses operate from 4 a.m. till the midnight. Buses operate every day including holidays. It is possible to buy tickets on the bus, in the ticket offices or on-line on the official website of the company.

Timetable: Prestia e Comandè: Airport– Palermo (from 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2016)

amat

 

 

Castellammare del Golfo: how to get there

castellammare-1

Castellammare del Golfo is situated in Sicily, in the province of  Trapani. Castellammare del Golfo with its clean and sparkling sea, large and sandy beaches, delicious food and true sicilian cordial hospitality makes it a place worth seeing. From 2 airports of Sicily: Airport of Palermo Punta Raisi and Airport of Trapani Birgi  it takes only 2 hours to get there.

mappa trapani
Province of Trpani
  • Palermo airport Punta Raisi “Falcone e Borsellino” – Castellammare del Golfo

Palermo airport is situated 50 km from Castellammare.

1. Autersevizi Russo 

Firstly,you need to arrive from Palermo airport to Palermo. For more indications please refer here: Palermo airport: connections. Then in Palermo you can take a bus of Autersevizi Russo bus company that offers direct bus connections every day with Castellammare during the summer. Average journey time is one hour and a half. One way ticket costs 6,40 EUR.

You can check the timetable here (from 1.06.16 to 15.09.16):

Palermo Castellammare (weekdays timetable)

Palermo Castellammare (holidays and Sundays timetable)

Castellammare – Palermo (weekdays timetable)

Castellammare – Palermo (holidays and Sundays timetable)

* Autersevizi Russo higly recommends that passengers who are going from Palermo, to get to the bus at the Bus Terminal in Piazza Cairoli (Stallo 4) because at the next stops in Palermo there can be no free places on the bus due to the elevate number of passengers at this time.

riserva_zingara_N
Riserva Zingara
  • Trapani Airport Birgi “Vincenzo Florio” – Castellammare del Golfo

Trapani airport Birgi is situated 59 km from Castellammare.

1. AST- Azienda Siciliana Trasporti

In order to reach Castellammare from Trapani airport  you can take a bus of AST bus company. The bus runs only once a day. Average journey time is 2 hours. Please note that the bus operates only on working days (Minday to Saturday).

You can check the timetable here (summer 2016): Trapani airport – Castellammare del Golfo- Trapani airport

2. Sicildriver, bus novetta

Sicildriver offers Taxi e Transfer collective service, however the cost is rather high.  One way ticket per person costs from 20 to 25 EUR (if there are more than 4 people) or from 75 to 90 EUR if the number of passengers is lower than 4. For groups the prices are different. You can check the timetable and tarifs here (summer 2016): sicildriver bus novetta Trapani airport – Castellammare del Golfo- Trapani airport

spiaggia-castellammare-del-golfo-0
castellammare del golfo, beaches
  • To and from nearby towns

Autoservizi Tarantola offers connections between Castellammare del Golfo and nearby towns such as Bruca, Alcamo and Calatafimi. You can check the timetable here:

– Timetable (valid from 13/06/2016): Castellammare del Golfo – Bruca

– Timetable (valid for July/September 2016): Castellammare del Golfo – Alcamo

– Timetable (valid for June/September 2016): Castellammare del Golfo – Calatafimi

castellammare_spiaggia
Castellammare, beaches

Getting to Agrigento

Agrigento im

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.

provincia di agrigento
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

Agrigento,_Ancient_and_Modern
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

centro-storico-agrigento
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

scala-dei-turchi Agrigento
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.

 

 

 

The Aeolian Islands: sea connections

eolie

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.

mappa_milazzo_isole eolie
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
isola alicudi
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
stromboli
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

salina
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

alilauro

Airport Trapani-Birgi how to arrive there

trapani

Trapani airport is situated 15 km from the city center of  Trapani and 15 км from Marsala.

There are 4 bus companies that connect Trapani airport with Trapani and the main cities in western Sicily: Azienda Siciliana Trasporti (to/from Trapani), Salemi Servizi and Terravision (to/from Marsala e Palermo), Autolinee Lumia (to/from Agrigento).

  • Azienda Siciliana Trasporti

The bus company offers connection between Trapani airport and Trapani. The average journey time is 30 minutes.

The bus leaves from Trapani airport to Trapani at*:

00:30   05:30   07:00   07:15   08:00   08:30   08:40   09:30   10:30   11:30

12:30   13:30   13:50   14:30   14:50   15:30   16:30   17:30   18:30   19:30

20:30   21:30   22:30   23:30

The bus leaves Trapani to the airport at*:

04:50   06:20   06:40   07:55   08:35   09:35   10:35   11:35   12:05   12:35

12:55   13:35   14:20   14:35   15:35   16:35   17:35   18:35   19:35   20:35

21:35

*timetable is subject to changes.

trapani

Trapani

  • Salemi servizi

The bus company offers connection between Trapani airport, Marsala and Palermo every day. Between Trapani airport and Marsala the average journey time is around 20 min. The average journey time between Trapani airport and Palermo is 2 hours.

You can check the timetable here (from 1.07.16 till 31.08.16): Trapani airport – Marsala Palermo

Timetable is subject to change, always check the timetable at the point sales. It is recommeded to show up at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

  • Terravision

The bus makes around 7 trips per day. The average journey time is 2 hours. One way ticket costs 11.00€. The bus makes the following stops:

Trapani Airport

Piazza Cairoli

V.Turati  1

Via Libertá 169

Vie Lazio 117

Usually the bus leaves Trapani airport at 00.15, 06.20, 07,20, 11.00, 15,30, 20,00, 22.30, 23.55.

From Palermo to Trapani the bus leaves at 06.15, 07,45, 12.00, 13.30, 14,45, 17,45.

The timetable is subject to change. So always consult the timetable before the depature. You can book the tickets and check the timetable on the official website of  Terravision.

 

marsala

Marsala

  • Autolinee Lumia

The bus company offers connection between Trapani airport and Agrigento. Timetable depends on the specific day. The cost is 11,90 EUR. Average journey time is 3 hours.

You can check the timetable here:

Trapani airport – Agrigento

Agrigento – Trapani airport

Please note that the holiday timetable/in italian festivi is valid from 07.01.13 to 11.09.16 while working days timetable/in italian feriali is valid from 06.06.16 to 10.09.16

agrigentojpg

Agrigento

The articles that can be interested for you:

Cefalù: how to arrive

Palermo Airport bus connection

 

 

Cefalu: how to get there

cefalu_-3-

Cefalù is situated between Palermo and Capo d’Orlando.

The city can be reached by different means of public transport: by bus or by train

  • By bus

– Palermo – Cefalù

The bus company SAIS offers connection between Palermo and Cefalù from Monday till Saturday. The bus leaves several times a day. The average journey time is an hour. Two way tickets cost – 10 EUR, one way tickets –  5,70 EUR.

Timetable (Monday to Saturday)
6:45*
13:00 (School Time)
12:00*
14:30
16:30*(no sabato)
18:30

Timetable (Sunday)

18:30

* buses stop near the hospital San Raffaele. 

cefalu-dintorni

  • By bus and by train

– Palermo airport Falcone Borcellino Cefalù

The company “Prestia e Comandè” offers the connection between Palermo airport and the Palermo central train station every day. The average journey time is one hour. Two way tickets cost – 11 EUR, one way tickets – 6,30 EUR.

Then you can take a train to Cefalù. The average journey time is one hour.

You can check the timetable here: L’aeroporto di Palermo – Palermo Centrale

– Catania airport “Fontana Rossa” – Cefalù

The bus company  “SAIS” connects  Catania Airport with the train station of Palermo every day. The average journey time is 2 hour and a half.

Then you can take a train to Cefalù. The average medium time is one hour. Two way tickets cost 23 EUR, one way – 13 EUR. You can buy tickets online or in the ticket offices. You can find addresses of the ticket officies below:

Catania: Agenzia SAIS AUTOLINEE – Via D’Amico, 181 (P.zza Stazione FS)
Catania: Box Interbus/Etna – Piazza Borsellino
Catania: Box Sais Autolinee – Aeroporto Fontanarossa
Palermo: Agenzia SAIS AUTOLINEE – Piazza Cairoli, (Piazzale Stazione FS)
Palermo: Bar Tabacchi Oreto – Via Oreto 385

You can check the timetable here:

Catania Airport –  Palermo 

Palermo – Catania Airport

costa-di-cefalu

Trapani Airport Birgi “Vincenzo Florio”  – Cefalù

There are two bus companies that offer connections between Palermo and Trapani airport: Terravision and Salemi.

Then you should take a train to Cefalù. The average journey time is one hour.

Terravision

The bus makes around 7 trips per day. The average journey time is 2 hours. One way ticket costs 11.00€. The bus makes the following stops:

Trapani Airport

Piazza Cairoli

V.Turati  1

Via Libertá 169

Vie Lazio 117

Usually the bus leaves Trapani airport at 00.15, 06.20, 07,20, 11.00, 15,30, 20,00, 22.30, 23.55.

From Palermo to Trapani the bus leaves at 06.15, 07,45, 12.00, 13.30, 14,45, 17,45.

The timetable is subject to change. So always consult the timetable before the depature. You can book the tickets and check the timetable on the official website of  Terravision.

Salemi

The bus company suggests the connection between Trapani Airport and Palermo every day. The average journey time is 2 hours.

You can check the timetable here (from 1.06.16 till 31.09.16): Trapani airport Birgi  – Palermo

The timetable is subject to change. So always consult the timetable before the depature in tickets officies of the company. It is recommended to be presented at the bus stop 10 min before the departure.

cefalu view

5.0
01