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questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Is it correct that the terminal for the Interbus from Siracusa to Palermo is at 196 Corso Umberto? Does the free shuttle from Ortigia run early enough for us to catch the 8AM bus?

Is there a different bus stop for the AST bus between Siracusa and Modica?

With all of these different bus lines, I am slowly but surely getting thoroughly confused! Thank you for your help in clarifying things for us! (I will be posting a similar question about bus stops in Modica ...)

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1. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Yes - Corso Umberto, 196 Terminal Bus…

Siracusa’s bus station is located just in front of Siracusa’s train station.

Here’s the schedule for Siracusa’s Line 20…

…siracusa.it/Mobilit%C3%A0_e_Trasporti/DOCUM…

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2. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

thank you, Vagabonda!

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3. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Prego pln61!

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4. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Hi Vagabonda,

This thread definitely answered some of our questions- although we're still a bit confused. We're staying very close to Archimedes Piazza and plan on taking the 8 am bus to Palermo. Can we take the shuttle from Archimedes Piazza stop and reach the bus station in time? What is the earliest time it reaches Archimedes P and how long does it take from that point to get to the bus station?

Also, how do you pay for the AST ticket to Palermo? Do you pay the driver? When we took the free shuttle from Syracuse, we didn't see a building identified as a bus station. The buses were simply lined up on the side of the street across from the train station (it was a wet and cold day, we may have missed it).

Thanks!!

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5. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Ciao FastTrackDxB,

Yes, you can take the shuttle from piazza Archimede to Siracusa’s station.

Siracusa’s Line 20 begins running at 6.45, and it runs every half an hour, so 7.15, 7.45....

Take the 7.15 shuttle.

Where you were was Siracusa’s bus station – The line of buses on the street across from the train station.

The shuttle service is free.

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6. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Thanks Vagabonda!

So, to be sure- the shuttle should be at Archimedes Piazza by 7:15 or does it reach it later?

Also, how do you pay for the AST bus tickets (to Palermo)?

Thanks ever so much :-)

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7. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Prego FastTrackDxB,

Although buses are timely and reliable, this is Sicily, so don’t expect precision – Arrive a little earlier than 7.15 for the bus at piazza Archimedes.

You would not take AST from Siracusa to Palermo – Interbus runs this route.

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

Here’s where you would purchase your ticket.

Biglietterie linee Regionali:

interbus.it/Biglietterielineeregionali.aspx

TERMIAL INTERBUS Corso Umberto Tel 093166710 (Lunedì a Venerdì dalle 5.35 alle 19.00 Sabato dalle 7.30 alle 14.30 e dalle 15.45 alle 19.00 Domenica e giorni festivi dalle 8.30 alle 13.00 e dalle 14.45 alle 19.00)

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8. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

We can't remember for sure, but there may be a ticket kiosk for Interbus at the bus stop in Siracusa (there is only one kiosk at the bus stop), so make sure to check at that kiosk to see if you will need to buy your tickets from there (& not from the bus driver). Another reason to arrive at the bus stop a bit earlier. (We took the AST bus from Siracusa to Modica and bought our tickets from the bus driver. )

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9. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

I have checked directly with Interbus in Siracusa and you can purchase your ticket for Palermo on the bus from the driver or at the biglietteria at the station.

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10. Re: questions about AST bus stops in Siracusa

Thank you pln61 and Vagabonda!

I'm forever grateful.. what a great community!!

(I must also say that we found the Sicilian people to be very kind and welcoming!)