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flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

Hi,

Just a bit concerned about the times of the buses leaving from catania airport, fligth arrives 7.30pm on sat. in may. Will I have time to get the 20.00 bus to ragusa, buses from the airport do they run in line with fligths arriving in with easy jet.

Any advice would be helpful?

Here & There
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1. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

The bus departs Catania’s airport at 20.10, but there’s no wiggle room for a delayed flight, collecting luggage....

Vagabonda

Here & There
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2. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

Schedules will update prior to May as well, so you really aren't sure of the exact schedule at this time.

Vagabonda

modica
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3. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

If you have checked baggage, you wont manage the get the bus. If you only have cabin baggage, you have an outside chance if you're first off the plane. If you're lucky the new timetable will have a later bus departure, but dont count on it. It might be an idea to think about your first night in Catania.

Here & There
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4. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

Even with an on-time flight and cabin baggage, optimism isn't high that you would catch the last bus.

If you are opposed to hiring a car, then perhaps hire a driver, or spend the night in Catania and head out to Raguss from Catania (not Aeroporto Catania) the following morning.

Vagabonda

Manchester, United...
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5. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

Hi Thanks for your advise, do ATM buses run after 20.10 on saturdays to Catania. Also could you recommend a hotel near the bus station so I would'nt get lost, I might consider this as the best option.

Last question when do the spring time tables come out for the buses.

modica
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6. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

the winter timetable runs until June, the summer timetable until September - but at the moment everything can be changed. You will certainly be able to get to Catania from the airport in the evening.

Here & There
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7. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

Everything can change with bus schedules, so continue to check the bus websites for updates, but Interbus currently expects spring updates in April, so with travel in May, the schedules would update prior to your travel.

Yes, Catania’s the ATM Alibus 457 runs from Fontanarossa to Catania with the last bus separting the airport at 24.20.

http://www.amt.ct.it/home.php

http://www.amt.ct.it/PercorsieOrari.php

http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf/orario457.pdf

http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf-linee/457.pdf

It’s not necessary to stay near the bus station, because the airport bus makes stops throughout Catania – The area in the historic centre around the Duomo or Via Etnea is charming.

http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf/orario457.pdf

http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf-linee/457.pdf

Consider Il Principe Hotel, UNA Hotel Palace, Hotel Villa Romeo....

Vagabonda

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8. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

many thanks your information as usual is very welcome, I will keep an eye open for the new bus time tables. The hotel information is welcome as I migth consider a stop over in catania, so I will take a look and decide.

Here & There
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9. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

Prego daffodilgirl875,

Yes, keep an eye open for the Interbus updates – If they update as expected in April, you should know prior to your travel in May, and then you can plan accordingly.

You could always check directly with Interbus as well.

http://www.interbus.it/Contatti.aspx

If the schedules don’t accommodate, dinner and a night around Catania’s historic centre could be very pleasant. You could then enjoy the early morning market any day but Sunday.

Half day free, before flight from Catania:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k2872…

One Night In Catania?:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187888-i735-k2782…

Regards,

Vagabonda

Here & There
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10. Re: flight arrival 7.30pm catania airport

Interesting....

In Catania, Interbus indicated that schedules would update in April.

In Palermo, Interbus indicated that schedules would update between April and June.

In Enna, Interbus indicated that schedules would update at the end of May, so with travel earlier in May, plan to use the current schedules, but certainly keep an eye on the schedules!

Buona Fortuna!

Vagabonda