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Catania Airport. Fairly usable website of the main airport in eastern Sicily, for Taormina, Messina, Siracusa, Ragusa, Enna.
Bus: Local bus tickets are just over 1 euro, available from tobacco vendors, bars and newsagents. The trip to Catania takes 20 minutes and there are several stops, including the main train station. To travel to Taormina costs 7 euros and takes 50 minutes, with hourly departures in summer and stops in Catania. For Palermo the 2 hour 20 minute trip (from the airport or the bus depot near the city's train station) costs around 20 euros, with hourly departures.
Taxi: A taxi from the airport to Catania city costs around 30 euros and takes 15 minutes.
Palermo Airport. Slightly less usable website (compared to Catania's) of the main airport in western Sicily, for Cefalù, Caltanissetta, Trapani, Marsala, Agrigento.
Bus: Bus tickets to Palermo are almost 7 euros, with departures every 30 minutes and stops at Viale Lazio, Via Libertà, Politeama square (next to Prada) and the main train station (off the square). The trip takes about 40 minutes but delays along the route are commonplace. In the city, local bus tickets are 1 euro and 30 cents, valid for 90 minutes and available from tobacco vendors, bars and some newsagents.
Train: The train from the airport takes you to Palermo's main train station, near the historical district at the end of via Roma. The trip by train costs 6 euros and takes about 40 minutes. Departures (about every 90 minutes) are from the airport terminal's lower level, where tickets may be purchased. Service from around 7 AM until 9 PM.
Taxi: A much more expensive option, costing at least 50 euros for the 25 minute ride into the city (with even higher rates after 8 PM).
Trapani Airport. Website of the secondary airport in western Sicily, for Palermo, Trapani, Marsala.
There are buses to Palermo but this small airport, which has far fewer scheduled flights than Catania and Palermo, is best if you plan to spend time in this part of Sicily. Travel time to Palermo is slightly over an hour. Ryan Air has its own (very efficient) shuttle service to and from central Palermo for which that airline can provide information and schedules.
NOTE: Every effort has been made to keep this information accurate but we are not responsibile for possible inaccuracies due to updates/changes made without our knowledge.
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