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Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

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Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

Hi,

Please can any one help?

I am traveling on Sunday 7 August from Catania to Milazzo. My flight lands at 21.10, what is the best way to get their?

I am then hoping to get a ferry in the morning to Lipari, do you know if it is possible to pre- book ferry tickets?

Thanks

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1. Re: Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

Sorry but you will have missed the Giuntabus from Catania Airport to Milazzo which goes only once a day, at 16:00, and takes 1h45 mins. I think you may have to stay overnight in Catania rather than Milazzo, and continue your journey on Monday by train, via Messina, which takes just over 2 hrs, e.g. dep. 08:43 arr. 10:50.

You can apparently book for the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari, see ferriesonline.com/EN/siremar/Milazzo-Lipari.… but I don't think I would bother as there are plenty of departures (the last one at 18:30).

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2. Re: Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

Welcome to Sicily brownie1979!

Yes you can pre-book ferry tickets, but without a car, you could also take the Ustica Lines hydrofoil service that departs from Milazzo and Messina, so you might appreciate the flexibility of not pre-booking.

Unfortunately you would have few options – Hire a private transfer or shuttle, hire a car and drive, or spend the night in Catania, or possibly Taormina or Messina.

You will arrive too late for the direct Giuntabus service from Catania’s airport to Milazzo’s port.

And you will also arrive too late for the Garage delle Isola shuttle.

You could hire a private transfer, or take the Eolian VIP Shuttle.

http://www.eolianshuttle.tarnav.it/en/

If you were to hire the Eolian shuttle, you could then take NGI to the Aeolians on arrival.

http://www.ngi-spa.it/

Otherwise, spend your first night in Catania, or possibly Taormina – The last direct Interbus from the airport to Taormina departs at 20.45, and you will arrive too late for the last train from Catania to Taormina. A private transfer from Catania’s airport to Taormina would cost 65,00 euro.

You might also take the SAIS Autolinee service from the airport to Messina – The last bus departs the airport at 20.45.

http://www.saisautolinee.it/regionali.htm

However, Taormina or Messina could be problematic with a delayed flight.

Buona Fortuna!

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3. Re: Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

Giuntabus departs Catania’s airport for Milazzo’s port 3 times a day at 12,20 - 16,00 - 18,10.

http://www.giuntabus.com/

If you were to spend the overnight in Catania, you could take the train to Milazzo via Messina, or you could take the SAIS bus from Catania to Messina and then take the Ustica Lines hydrofoil from Messina to the Aeolians.

You could also book the ferry or hydrofoil directly with Siremar or Ustica Lines.

http://www.siremar.it/

http://www.usticalines.it/eng/index.php

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4. Re: Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

The Aeolian shuttle would take from 01h30-01h40, so you should arrive by 19.30 to catch the 22.00 NGI ferry. You won’t be able to arrive on the Aeolians on arrival.

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5. Re: Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

Thank you for all your advise.

I am now going to Taormina for the first few days of my trip.

Do you know how I can get from Catania to Taormina. My flight arrives on Sunday at 21.10 on Sunday 7 August.

Thanks

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6. Re: Travelling from Catania to Milazzo

Ciao brownie1979,

Since the last direct Interbus service from Catania’s airport to Taormina departs at 20.45, pre-arrange a private transfer. Expect to pay 65,00 euro for door to door service from Catania’s airport to Taormina.

http://www.newtravelservices.net/

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g580233-d1…

Buon Viaggio!

Vagabonda

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