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Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

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Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

Any comments regarding transport to Taormina town would be appreciated.

We understand that Taormina is approx 30 miles from Catania airport, is it advisable to take taxi?

Taormina
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1. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

I own an hotel in Taormina, so I know this matter very well and I thought I could post you some useful infos.

Taxis are very comfortable, since they take 40 min by highway to Taormina, but sometimes they can be quite expansive if taken directly in front of the airport, so I'd suggest you to book one through your hotel in Taormina -this way three people with an amount of luggage which would fit in the trunk of a Mercedes (3 big suitcases and a couple backpacks) would pay about 80 Euro.

The best alternative to taxis is offered by the shuttle bus service operated by "Interbus" (www.interbus.it -in Italian), with more than 20 departures scheduled a day and a very affordable price per person: only 8 Euro.

If your plane won't land after 9,30pm and you think you could spend the money you save for other better pourposes (like eating more tipical Sicilian icecreams...) than I suggest you to take a bus. All buses arrive at the bus terminal in the central Via Pirandello -if your hotel is far away from there you might want to get a cab to the hotel (this usually costs 10 Euro).

I hope you'll find this helpful and I wish you a nice, pleasant stay in our wonderful Taormina.

P.S. If you are the comfy-kind of traveller I'm sure you would enjoy a taxi driver waiting for you inside the airport, standing, holding a notice showing your name...

melbourne
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2. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

what is the best way from lipari to paris?? i have tried lipari to palermo but ferry only one certain days. my travel day is thusday. i tried lipari to milazzo, but then how do u go from milazzo to catania?? if i go in train how far is railway station to airport in catania?? any ideas??

thanks in advance.

Here & There
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3. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

Lipari to Paris?!

Take the ferry or hydrofoil from Lipaari to Naples and fly from Naples to Paris.

http://www.usticalines.it/rotte.php?lingua=E

Vagabonda

melbourne
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4. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

apparently no ferries from lipari to naples in May. it starts from 1st of June and i', planning to travel med may.

Here & There
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5. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

You didn't say when!!

That was the hydrofoil schedule.

Here's the ferry schedule on Siremar until 31 May! Giovedì is Thursday.

Milazzo - Isole Eolie - Napoli

da Aprile a Maggio ( 01/04 - 31/05 )

siremar.it/annuale-milazzo-eolie-napoli2.htm

Vagabonda

melbourne
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6. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

thank you for your suggestions. it's great help.

phila.
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7. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

if you can do lipari to trapani then trapani to paris by plane

Here & There
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8. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

Unaware of any connections from Trapani to Lipari.

HOW TO REACH THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS:

aasteolie.191.it/Orari/…20INGLESE.htm

http://www.eoliando.it/arrivo/arrivo-eng.htm

Vagabonda

Here & There
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9. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

Also...

HOW TO REACH LIPARI

http://www.ifaraglioni.it/ragglipariuk.htm

Lipari can be reached from the following airports : Catania, Naples, Palermo and Reggio di Calabria

Catania Airport

http://www.aeroporto.catania.it/

Reggio Calabria Airport

http://www.sogas.it

Palermo Airport

http://www.gesap.it/

Lamezia Terme Airport

http://www.sacal.it

Naples Airport

http://www.gesac.it

Vagabonda

montreal
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10. Re: Catania airport -Taormina taxi?

do you know what time in the morning the bus from Taormina to catania airport ? our flight leaves at 10:30 AM , what time we should leave Taormina ? Thanks