AST bus 5 runs between the train station and port (€1.20, 10 minutes) half hourly between 6am and 9pm. Bus 6 runs between the port and Capo Milazzo (€1.20, 15 minutes) every 90 minutes or so between 7.50am and 5.10pm. Note that these buses operate Monday through Saturday only; Sunday and holiday service remained indefinitely suspended at the time of research. Tickets (valid for two hours) can be bought inside the train station or at local tobacconists (including the shop with the AST sign opposite the quayside bus stop).
A taxi from the station to the port will cost approximately €12 to €15.