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From Agrigento to Noto

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From Agrigento to Noto

My fiance and I are going to Sicily for a week in September.

We'll be arriving at Fontanarossa airport on Wednesday 11 September and will take the bus to Agrigento the same day. We're only planning on staying in Agrigento for two nights, before heading to Siracusa.

However, we'd like to stay in a "beach town" for two nights before heading to Siracusa. Noto seems like a good choice, but we're wondering what the quickest method of public transport is for getting from Agrigento to Noto? Unfortunately all the public transport websites seem to be in Italian :-(

We're also planning on heading to Siracusa on the Sunday. Are there any buses running between Noto and Siracusa on Sundays, or will we have no choice but to travel by taxi?

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1. Re: From Agrigento to Noto

Welcome to Sicily Puffin86!

Noto is inland and not a beach town!

But if you were to arrive in Noto from Agrigento, you would take the SAIS Trasporti bus from Agrigento to Aeroporto Catania or Catania and then take Interbus or AST from Aeroporto Catania or Catania to Noto.

On a Sunday, take Interbus from Noto to Siracusa.

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Thanks for responding.

To clarify, we will be staying at a hotel at Lido di Noto :-)

Is it not possible to go to Noto via Gela?

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3. Re: From Agrigento to Noto

It would be possible by car, very difficult and inconvenient by public transport.

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4. Re: From Agrigento to Noto

Very difficult!!

Travel via public transport in Sicily’s interior especially across provincial lines is not convenient.

You would take Sal from Agrigento to Gela.

http://www.autolineesal.it/pdf/GelaWeb.pdf

Then take the train from Gela to Ragusa, AST from Ragusa to Noto, and the Caruso Midolo Paolo local bus from Noto to Marina di Noto, 0931836123.

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Gday. We have booked into Agrigento and our next stop was Noto but we have just found out that there is no bus to Noto but there is a VERY slow train (7 hrs). Has anyone done this train journey and what was it like?

We are not in a hurry to get to Noto but if the train journey is scenic we will go by train .

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Gday Vagabonda. I have just read about your option of getting to Noto via Gela and Ragusa from Agrigento. Do you have a rough idea of the time of getting to Noto this way and is it scenic ?

Thanks again.

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7. Re: From Agrigento to Noto

You would never take the train from Agrigento to Noto. The ride would be eternal. Train are usually delayed, so expect the journey to be even longer than indicated.

It's important to travel along reliable transport routes with frequent service.

Take the SAIS Trasporti bus from Agrigento to Aeroporto Catania, 3 hours. Then take Interbus from Aeroporto Catania to Noto, 01h25.

The route via Gela and Ragusa is not as reliable or frequent, with many connections, so factor connection times as well.

You would take Autolinee Licata from Agrigento to Gela, about 2 hours.

http://www.autolineesal.it/

http://www.autolineesal.it/pdf/GelaWeb.pdf

Then take the train from Gela to Ragusa, about an hour and a half, and there's an autobus involved.

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

There's only one AST bus departing Gela at 6.00 with an arrival in Ragusa at 7.30, so this isn't an option.

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/

Then you would take AST from Ragusa to Siracusa, 02h40.

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8. Re: From Agrigento to Noto

Thanks again Vagabonda. We will go to Catania and then head down to Noto. Your advice on Sicily has helped us many times and we are very grateful. Grazie. Jeff

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9. Re: From Agrigento to Noto

Prego Jeff, and thank you. It's been my pleasure!

You don't have to go as far as Catania. You can make the connection at Aeroporto Catania.

Hope you enjoy!

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Thanks mate.