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Trapani to Catania via Palermo

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Trapani to Catania via Palermo

We are travelling to Sicily in August - arriving Trapani staying a night in Palermo and then staying in countryside near east coast and fly back from Catania. We need to hire a car to get to villa but not sure where best to pick up. If we hire at Trapani airport there is problem of parking in Palermo - all the posts here say don't drive and park there. We could get bus from airport to central Palermo - but then would need to get bus back in opposite direction to pick up hire car from Palermo airport and drive back on ourselves. Would train from Palermo to Cefalu be an option and pick up hire car there? We have bags for 2 weeks and children so don't want to be walking about too far when we have our luggage. Many thanks

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1. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

Yes, Cefalù is a good option to avoid driving and parking in Palermo, and backtracking to the airport.

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2. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

Consider that rentals have been reported as more expensive from Cefalù and that suppliers are closed on Sundays.

You would spend an hour on the train between Palermo and Cefalù, so why not spend a little longer on a bus and take the direct SAIS Autolinee bus service from Palermo to Aeroporto Catania where you would enjoy more choices of suppliers?

http://www.saisautolinee.it/regionali.htm

www.aeroporto.catania.it/page.php…

The interior route is also the preferred route from Palermo to Taormina. The northern autostrada is a toll road.

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3. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

great thanks - not thought of bus to Catania airport but looks good option and we will avoid the charge for dropping hire car off in different location too

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I can't see a way to reserve tickets in advance on the bus website. Is there a way to buy tickets before we arrive for the bus from Palermo to Catania airport? I imagine they would fill up pretty quickly in peak season.

Thanks again

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5. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

Simply purchase the bus tickets on arrival just prior and validate the tickets on the bus.

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6. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

is there usually space on the bus? I'm a bit worried we won't get on the one we want and if so would be better to have booked a hire car.

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7. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

There is usually space on the bus - Buses don't fill, so there shouldn't any problem.

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8. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

great thanks

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9. Re: Trapani to Catania via Palermo

Buon viaggio RT!

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