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palermo to taormina

yorkshire
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palermo to taormina

we are going to sicily for the first time next week and have booked places to stay in palermo and taormina. What is the best way to get from one place to another - neither of us want to drive!

Here & There
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1. Re: palermo to taormina

Bus is the fastest and most convenient public transport between Palermo and Taormina.

SAIS Autolinee runs buses from Palermo to Catania.

SAIS Autolinee:

http://www.saisautolinee.it/

Etna Trasporti runs buses between Catania and Taormina.

Etna Trasporti:

http://www.etnatrasporti.it/

Vagabonda

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2. Re: palermo to taormina

Hi YorkshireJo,

Vagabonda is right, the bus is the fastest way to travel between the two places. The bus cuts right across Sicily on the motorway A19 and the busterminal in Taormina is near the centre.

Your other option is take the train from Palermo to Messina along the north coast with some nice view of the Tirrenian sea and then Messina - Taormina along the east coast. It takes about 4h 30min, train fare 16.50 euros.

http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html

Just thought to let you know of your options.

Ciao Salvo

yorkshire
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3. Re: palermo to taormina

Thanks very much...will probably do scemic train one way and bus the other.

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4. Re: palermo to taormina

I'm confused - you take a bust to Catania and then a bust to Taormina?

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5. Re: palermo to taormina

Yes, you would take SAIS Autolinee from Palermo to Catania, and then change for the Etna Trasporti bus from Catania to Taormina.

Vagabonda

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