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Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

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Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

Does anyone know what days the ferry runs between Malta and Catania during early May?

Also is there public transportation available from the port in Catania to Taormina ? If so, what is the approximate cost?

Thanks

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1. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

evry day check www.virtuferries.com .

you could fly there , faster but a bit more expensive www.airmalta.com

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ask Vagabonda about the price as I forgot how much I paid for the bus !

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2. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

Once you get to Catania, you can either walk to the bus station and get the bus to Taormina - Sicilians do not queue, when the bus arrives be prepared to push and shove to get on (it was high summer when we went)

Other option is to get the train to Giardini Naxos and then bus or taxi to Taromina from there.

Hope this helps

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3. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

Ryanair also provide flights to Sicily, but not to Catania,

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4. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

Hello, we had similar concerns before we went to Taormina from Malta in June. In the end we decide to book a flight with Air Malta because the flights were frequent; the price difference was not that great and both ferry and flight required an early start anyway. The transfer by bus to Taormina was really easy - a short walk to the bus stop from the airport; a frequent service (think we paid about 12 euros for 2 single tickets) a comfortable coach journey which took about 2 hours along the motorway...a fleeting view of Etna on route! Hope this helps.

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5. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

This link gives the timetable

http://www.airmalta.com/page.aspx?p=1246

which varies according to the day of the week .The earliest is 0700 and the latest 0900 and you come back the same day or the following day if you book one night accomodation in Taormina .

The bus from the airport is on the pavement about 100 metres to the left as you exit . If I remember , if you get the 7 oclock flight , you have to wait a few minutes for the ticket booth to open at 8 .

The bus ride to Taormina is very nice with a view of the Etna on the left side .

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6. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

The bus leaves Catania airport at 8:16 and you can get the schedule from the Interbus website

Depart Arrive Duration Day of Operation

8.16 9.40 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab, dom

8.46 10.10 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab, dom

10.46 12.10 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab, dom

12.46 14.10 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab

13.46 15.10 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab, dom

15.46 17.10 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab, dom

17.46 19.10 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab

19.46 21.10 1h 24' lun, mar, mer, gio, ven, sab, dom

http://www.interbus.it/

or

http://www.etnatrasport.it

the bus ticket cost 5.60 Euro about 2 years ago , when I was there.

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7. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

http://www.etnatrasporti.it/

should work, put Catania Aeroporto in the departure box and Taormina in the destination after choosing the time 0800 and press Ricercha.

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8. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

Click on Visualizza soluzioni on the lower right hand corner .

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9. Re: Transportation between Malta and Catania, Italy

I have just checked the website for the ticket prices and confirm , a oneway ticket is 5.60 and a return ticket is 8.60 . Buy a return , its cheaper :-)

http://195.103.201.131/interbus/DesktopPortalMain.aspx?menuid=497

I hope this link works !

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