Public transport in Sicily: how to go to Mount Etna?
A: The only public transport to Etna is the once daily AST bus from Catania (from Piazza Papa Giovanni XXII – near the central train station). It arrives at Piazzale Cantoniera, at Nicolosi Nord (Rifugio Sapienza), from where the cable car and the jeep tours start. The bus departs at 8.15 am from Catania and returns at 16.30 from Rifugio Sapienza. The route takes about 2 hours. In summer (from June, 15 to September, 15) there is one more route that parts from Catania at 11 am and arrives at 13.30. The same route back from Etna (Rifugio Sapienza) at 10.45 and arrives in Catania at 12.50
Bus or train from Catania Fontanarossa?
A: You could easily reach the airport with direct bus service from Taormina, Siracuse or Ragusa. Interbus runs direct bus service from all these towns to the airport.
AST runs direct bus service between Aeroporto Catania and Siracusa.
AST runs direct bus service between Modica and Aeroporto Catania, and between Siracusa and Noto, Ragusa, and Modica.
How to get from Catania aiport to Catania center by public transport?
Alibus runs a frequent and reliable service connecting the airport with the downtown. The list of all stops and updated schedule is here. The map of the route is here. Main train and bus stations (Piazza Giovanni XXIII), Piazza Stesicoro and Corso Italia are the most important stops. They also connect Alibus with the metro line.
Public transportation in east Sicily: where to stay without renting a car?
A: Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Siracuse (Ortygia), Catania all have good public transportation network. If you stay in these locations, then it will be easy to travel to other cities of the coast by bus/train and to/from the airport. Other popular destinations like Acireale, Fontane Bianche, Marzamemi are better to visit with a car if you intend to move around on day trips.
How to get from Catania to Ragusa? How to get from Palermo to Taormina? Etc.
There are two main ways to travel around in Sicily by public transport: bus and train.
For bus schedules from one point to the other this link will also have the most updated and relevant information:
http://www.interbus.it (change the language in top right corner to your native one, “Inglese” for English
Just insert your point of departure and arrival and you will see the schedule, the cost and time of travel.
For trains check this link
It is worth checking all three links to find your convenient route.
How to get to Siracuse from Catania by bus?
A: There is a direct bus service from Catania to Siracuse. It starts at Catania Centrale (train and bus station), makes a few stops on the way and reaches Siracuse in about 1h 20 minutes. You might also consider the train to Siracusa from Catania. There a few trains daily, check Trenitalia for schedule. The last train back to Catania from Siracuse goes pretty early in the day out of season (around 5 p.m.), so be sure to check the schedule for planning.
How to get to Taormina from Catania by bus?
A: There is a direct bus service from Catania to Taormina. It starts at Catania Centrale (train and bus station), makes a few stops on the way and reaches Taormina in about 50 minutes. Unlike a train which is also an option to reach Taormina from Catania by public transport, the bus reaches the center of Taormina (historic part), while the train stops at Taormina – Giardini which is beach-front. Taormina- Giardini is the best train stop to reach Giardini Naxos, but it requires another short bus ride to reach the center of Taormina. Interbus runs a round-year service between Catania and Taormina. The schedule is subject to seasonal changes. Check http://www.interbus.it/ for the latest updated schedule.
Where can I find updated information on bus/train routes and schedules in Sicily?
A: The schedule changes depending on the season. If you plan your itinerary relying on public transportation in Sicily, then check the following sources for an updated information: