Castellammare del Golfo: how to get there

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Castellammare, beaches

Noto how to get there

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Noto is situated in the province of  Siracusa in Sicily. Noto is well-known for its spectaculous barocco city center and beaches. There are two bus companies that offer connections to Noto: Autolinee Trasporti Interbus and Azienda Siciliana Trasporti (AST).

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  • Siracusa – Noto

1. Interbus offers daily bus connections between Noto and Siracusa. The one way ticket costs 3,60 EUR, two way tickets – 5,90 EUR. The average journey time is one hour. You can check the timetable here:

Siracusa Noto (weekdays)

Siracusa Noto (holidays and Sundays)

2. AST also offers connections between Noto and Siracusa. The average journey time is one hour. The bus makes the following stops: Siracusa, Cassibile, Avola, Noto. There is no bus during Sundays and holidays.

Timetable:

Siracusa Noto (only weekdays): 07:00 08:00 11:30 13:40 14:30 17:30

Noto – Siracusa (only weekdays): 05:35- 06:45- 13:15- 16:20-19:25- 21:15

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Infiorata in Noto
  • Catania – Noto

1. Interbus offers connections between Catania and Noto. One way ticket costs 8,40 EUR, two way tickets – 13,00 EUR. The average journey time is 2 hours and a half. You can check the timetable here:

Catania Noto (weekdays)

Catania Noto (holidays)

 

2. AST also offers connections between Noto and Catania. The average journey time is one hour and 35 minutes. The bus makes the following stops:  Catania, Catania Airoport, Avola, Noto. Timetable:

Catania Noto (weekdays): 08:30 11:00 15:15 17:15 20:00

Noto Catania (holidays): 06:15 07:45 09:45 12:45 14:45 17:45

Catania Noto (weekdays): 11:30 20:00

Noto Catanio (holidays): 09:15 17:45

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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: how to get there from Milazzo

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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 ship or by hydrofoils.  The main port from which it is possible to reach the Aeolian Islands is from Milazzo port.

Ships and hydrofoils leave to the Aeolian Islands also from the ports of Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria and  Naples but there are much less connections. You can check here how to reach the Aeolian Islands from ports of  Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria and Napoles.

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Map of the Aeolian Islands

  • Milazzo –the Aeolian Islands

1. Siremar

The ship company Siremar offers sea connections between Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands both with ships and hydrofoils. The price depends on the island destination. Trips to islands that are closer to Milazzo cost less, for example, to go from Milazzo to Lipari  costs 14,10 EUR (the average journey time is 2 hours). However, to go from Milazzo to Stromboli costs 18,26 EUR, as it is situated futher from Milazzo. (the average journey time is 7 hours)

You can check the timetable here (2016): Milazzo – the Aeolian Islands

You can book tickets online and check the prices on the official website of Siremar.

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Lipari

 2. Liberty Lines

Liberty Lines offers daily sea connections between  Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands only with the hydrofoils.

You can check the timetable here (valid from 22/07/2016): Milazzo – le isole Eolie

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Vulcano

3. NGI
The ship company NGI offers connection between Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands only with the hydrofoils as well.
In July and August 2016 such connections are made during the following days:

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You can check the timetable here:

July 2016: Milazzo – le isole Eolie

August 2016: Milazzo e le isole Eolie 

Please note that it is possible to acquire tickets on the official website of NGI only up to 3 days before the deputure.

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Panarea

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