Many of the more useful AMT city buses (095 736 01 11) terminate in front of the train station. These include Alibus 457 (station to airport every 20 minutes), buses 1 to 4 (station to Via Etnea) and buses 4 to 7 (station to Piazza del Duomo). A two-hour ticket costs €1. In summer, a special service (D) runs from Piazza G Verga to the sandy beaches.
For a taxi, call CST (095 33 09 66).
For drivers, some words of warning: there are complicated one-way systems around the city and the centre has now been pedestrianised, which means parking is scarce.