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Buses around

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Buses around

i wish to ask about public buses. is there any direct buses from catania airport to Etna.? Then to toarmina where we gonna spent 3 hrs there..then if it s possible..another bus to giardini naxos for beer... then around 9pm we need to go back to the airport to catch the flight to Malta..tks

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1. Re: Buses around

Welcome to Sicily alanMalta!

No, there’s no direct bus from Catania’s airport to Mount Etna, and you won’t be able to see all your intended destinations via public transport in one day.

Take the AMT Alibus 457 from the airport to Catania.

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

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

The only public transport to Etna is a once daily morning AST bus from Catania to Etna’s Rifugio Sapienza via Nicolosi.

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/

CATANIA - NICOLOSI - ETNA

aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/opencms/opencms…

Return to Catania and take Interbus from Catania to Taormina. Interbus also runs the bus service between Taormina and Giardini.

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

The last bus departs Giardini at 20.00 for the airport (Aeroporto Ctaania). You might take the train from Giardini to Catania, and then the AMT Alibus 457 from Catania to the airport.

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

Vagabonda

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Thanks very much... I think the best way is.. Remove Mount Etna from our minds .. as you said, in one day, not easy to visit all.. So we just take the bus from Airport to Toarmina, spent few time there..& then go G.Naxos... Otherwise we need to book a chauffeur van and spent all day with us... we gonna be 10 pax.... What s your opinion ?

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3. Re: Buses around

Prego alanMalta,

It would be impossible to visit all your intended destinations (including Etna) in one day via public transport, but it would be possible with a driver.

With so little time, you wouldn’t be able to trek Etna, but if you are still interested in visiting Mount Etna, contact Etna Tourism.

The Etna Tourism Consortium offers a service from Catania to Mount Etna’s Rifugio Sapienza costing 20,00 euro per person round-trip return. This service runs on your schedule. After Etna you could continue onward to Taormina and Giardini on your own.

095 7910592

http://www.etnatourism.it/

http://www.tripadvisor.it/members/EtnaTourism

Otherwise you could take the Etna Trasporti Interbus service from Catania’s airport to Taormina.

Beware pickpockets on the buses!

bus timetables

tripadvisor.com/…35181318

Best Wishes!

Vagabonda

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hi vagabond was wondering if its possible to do Mt Etna from naxos by bus as am planning to stay in hilton naxos for 2 nights so would like to take the bus from naxos and come back same day from mt etna or anyother way besides the bus from naxos?

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5. Re: Buses around

Hi passiontravel9,

The only public transport to Mount Etna is a once daily AST bus from Catania via Nicolosi. You would first take a very early train or Interbus from Giardini to Catania.

aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/opencms/opencms…

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

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

But the Etna group bus excursions pick up from Giardini.

saistours.com/downloads/EscursioniBrochureIt…

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

thomsonexcursions.co.uk/search-excursions/IT…

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Hi Vagabond,

as usual you are always ready to help which i much appreciate so i gather from your reply that i could catch an interbus tour from giardini naxos hilton hotel to mt etna in april .

Thanks a lot in advance boss

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7. Re: Buses around

Yes passiontravel9 - Although some group bus excursions like Thomson don’t begin until May, Interbus begins in April and picks up in Naxos and Recanati.

SAIS also begins in April.

http://www.saistours.com/

Regards,

Vagabonda

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8. Re: Buses around

Good afternoon!

We will be anchoring in Giardini Naxos tomorrow morning and we have independent guests, who wants to do their own thing tomorrow. Some would like to go to Taormina. What are the options for transportation in going there? Is there a bus? And I have heard and wish to get information about a funicular from the center of Giardini to teh center of Taormina?

Thank you so much.

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9. Re: Buses around

Welcome to Sicily WindSpirit2012!

Interbus runs the bus service between Giardini and Taormina.

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

Expect to pay €15-20 for a taxi up to Taormina.

There’s no funivia from Giardini – The funivia runs from Mazzarò to Taormina.

planetware.com/map/taormina-map-i-taor.htm

www.taorminaservizipubblici.it/index.php…

Taormina runs an urbano bus service as well.

www.taorminaservizipubblici.it/index.php…

Enjoy!

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10. Re: Buses around

Hi Vagabonda,

Appreciate your help and the information you gave out.

Thank you so much.