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how to get from Palermo to Lipari

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how to get from Palermo to Lipari

Hello,

We will land onto Palermo in the early morning.

What s the best solution about how to get to Lipari ?

Waiting in Palermo for the boat, rent a car and go to Milazzo then get the boat or get the train instead of the car?

Talking about car any idea about a cheaper rental car ?

Many thanks

Viviana

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1. Re: how to get from Palermo to Lipari

hi we are doing the same in 2 weeks time landing early in palermo .we have decided on the fast ferry from palermo so we can sit and relax on the ferry .we will catch the bus from the airport which goes to the port.we have checked the times .only one ferry to lipari at 13.50hr so have plenty of time as early flight into sicily .other alternative of travelling to milazzo was by train or bus then take ferry there .after an early flight thought would get more relaxation on the ferry.we decided also to prebook the ferry with ustica lines.to be sure of seats.have taken into consideration of flight delay .but risk was minimal. cost was 88euros for 2 inc taxes and small pre book fee.slightly more expensive this way. will be travelling from lipari to taormina .decided not to have car on lipari as very small island and cost of taking a car across was not feasible.have hired a car for 3 days in taormina with avis through autoeurope.uk good deal. lots more need for a vehicle their and for journey back to airport. hope that helps

Edited: 4:50 am, August 06, 2012
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2. Re: how to get from Palermo to Lipari

Thank you so much, it helps me a lots.

You are definitely better than google lol

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3. Re: how to get from Palermo to Lipari

Yes VivyMou - Take the Prestia e Comandè bus from Palermo’s airport to Palermo.

http://194.243.81.201/zephyros_prestia/

Click on “Aereoporto Falcone Borsellino – Palermo”:

http://194.243.81.201/zephyros_prestia/?idPlugin=20000&idx=317

And then take the Ustica Lines hydrofoil (NOT a ferry) from Palermo to Lipari.

http://www.usticalines.it/en/default.asp

There are car restrictions on Lipari (a fairly large island) and you wouldn’t be able to ferry the car unless you planned to stay a week.

aasteolie.191.it/Limitazione%20traffico/decr…

Buon viaggio!

Vagabonda

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4. Re: how to get from Palermo to Lipari

Grazie Vagabonda,

We will do as per your advice.

Even if we stay in Lipari for more than one week we won t get any car with us , we are wondering to rent a motorbike.

Could you please let us know some address about rental motorbike?

Thank you so much

Vivy

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5. Re: how to get from Palermo to Lipari

Hi, Could anyone give me web side with bus schedule on English l. for Sicily cities. I tried some that are given on forum but no result. I am interesting for ticket prices also so I can make plan and budget.

Could we stay in one city and go out in another, I mean how late are the buses or how expensive is taxi?

Which town/place is the best to stay in if you want to see the most of the island, which one has the best transport connection? (Cefalo, Trabia,Santa Flavia, Campofelice, Capaci...)

Are there local agencies that organize trip to Etna, Aeolian island etc. and what are the prices?

Thank you in advance.

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6. Re: how to get from Palermo to Lipari

Prego VivyMou,

Lipari has bus service, single day car hires, and scooter hires.

Urso:

http://www.ursobus.it/

Pit Stop:

www.pitstopnoleggio.it

pitstopnoleggio.it/en/noleggio-scooter-a-lip…

Da Luigi:

eoliecasevacanze.com/barche%20noleggio.htm

http://www.eoliecasevacanze.com/noleggio.htm

Kind regards,

Vagabonda

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7. Re: how to get from Palermo to Lipari

Welcome to Sicily dg2010_10!

With few exceptions, bus schedules are Italian only.

There are many different bus companies in Sicily, so it would be impossible to respond without knowing your intended destinations.

Taxis are very expensive in Sicily.

Cefalù would have the best train and bus service, but Palermo has the best transport in the area.

There are excursions to Etna and the Aeolians, but from where??

Vagabonda

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