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Trapani

Getting there & around

Bus & tram

Bus

Intercity buses arrive and depart from the bus station on Piazza Montalto. Tickets can be bought from kiosks in the station.

Segesta (0923 2 17 54) runs express buses connecting Trapani with Palermo (€8, two hours, eight daily). AST (0923 2 32 22) buses serve Erice (€2.20, 45 minutes, 10 daily Monday to Saturday) and Marsala (€2.80, 30 minutes, eight daily Monday to Friday). Autoservizi Tarantola runs a bus service to Segesta (€2.95, 25 minutes, five daily June to September).

Lumia (0923 2 17 54) buses serve Agrigento (€11.10, three hours, two daily). You can pick up these buses outside Egatours where you purchase the tickets.

A free bus (No 11) does a circular trip through Trapani, leaving from the bus station and stopping at the train station on the return leg.

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Air

Trapani’s small Vincenzo Florio Airport (TPS; 0923 84 25 02) is located 16km south of town at Birgi. Flights head to Pantelleria, Rome and Tunis. AST buses connect the Trapani bus station with the airport (€3.65, 20 minutes, 10 daily Monday to Saturday, two on Sunday).

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Boat

Trapani’s main ferry terminal (0923 54 54 11) is located opposite Piazza Garibaldi. Inside you will find a money exchange, the Tirrenia and Siremar ticket offices and clean toilets. For the embarkation point of Ustica Lines hydrofoils you will need to head down Via Ammiraglio Staiti.

Siremar (0923 54 54 55; www.siremar.it; Via Ammiraglio Staiti 61) runs ferries/hydrofoils to Favignana (€7.20/9.30, 20 minutes), Levanzo (€7.20/9.30, 35 minutes) and Marettimo (€11.20/15.90, one hour). The same company runs a daily ferry to Pantelleria (€32.30, five hours) at midnight from June to September.

Ustica Lines (0923 2 22 00; www.usticalines.it in Italian; Via Ammiraglio Staiti 23) runs hydrofoils to Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo for similar prices as Siremar, as well as summer-only services to Ustica (€19, 2½ hours, one daily), Naples (€83, seven hours, one daily) and Pantelleria (€34, 2½ hours, one daily).

Tirrenia (0923 52 18 96; www.tirrenia.it; ferry terminal) runs a weekly service to Cagliari (seat €41, 2nd-class cabin €54, 11½ hours).

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Train

Trapani is linked to Palermo (€6.95, 2½ hours, 10 to 12 daily) and Marsala (€3.15, 30 minutes, 20 daily). The train is the best option for travelling along this coast.

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