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


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


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 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 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).