Train in Mount Etna

Ferrovia Circumetnea

A good way to enjoy armchair views of Etna is to jump on the Ferrovia Circumetnea train. Operating out of Catania, this slow train follows a 114km trail around the base of the volcano, stopping off at a number of sm…
Ferry in Ionian Coast

Virtu Ferries

From May through September, Virtu Ferries runs daily ferries from Pozzallo (south of Catania) to Malta (1¾ hours). Fares vary depending on length of stay in Malta (same-day adult return €87 to €138, open return €115…
Bus in Catania

Alibus

Catania's Fontanarossa airport is 7km southwest of the city centre. Shuttle-bus service Alibus runs to the airport from numerous stops in central Catania, including the train station (€4, 30 minutes, every 25 minute…
Bus in Messina

SAIS Autolinee

Runs buses to Palermo (€13, 2¾ hours, at least four daily Monday to Friday, three Saturday and Sunday), Catania (€8.40, 1½ hours, 23 daily Monday to Friday, 13 Saturday, nine Sunday) and Catania airport (€9.30, two …
Parking in Messina

Parcheggio Cavallotti

Undercover, multi-level car park close to the port and train station. You will need to purchase a parking ticket from the ground-floor ticket office once you have parked your car. Scratch the time of arrival on the …
Bus in Catania

Interbus

Runs to Syracuse (€6.20, 1½ hours, 18 daily Monday to Friday, 10 Saturday, seven Sunday) and Taormina (€5.10, 1¼ hours, 11 to 16 daily), Ragusa (€8.60, two hours, six to 13 daily) and Piazza Armerina (€9.20, 1¾ hour…
Bus in Catania

SAIS Autolinee

Runs to Palermo (€12.50, 2¾ hours, 12 daily Monday to Saturday, nine Sunday), Messina (€8.40, 1½ hours, 23 daily Monday to Friday, 14 Saturday, 11 Sunday) and Enna (€8, 1½ hours, seven daily Monday to Friday, six Sa…
Bus in Mount Etna

AST

AST runs daily buses from Catania to Rifugio Sapienza (one way/return €3.40/6.60, two hours). Buses leave from the car park opposite Catania's train station at 8.15am, travelling via Nicolosi, and return at 4.30pm.
Bus in Taormina

Interbus

Interbus services leave daily for Messina (€4.30, 55 minutes to 1¾ hours, up to five daily), Catania (€5.10, 1¼ to two hours, twice hourly) and Catania airport (€8.20, 1½ hours, twice hourly).
Ferry in Messina

Caronte & Tourist

Runs frequent car ferries to/from Villa San Giovanni (passenger/car €2.50/38, 25 minutes). It also runs a daily service from Salerno to Messina (passenger/with car €52/139, nine hours).