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from catania to pantelleria

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from catania to pantelleria

We arrive in Catania on 24 september and would like to travel to Pantelleria straightaway. Only have 5 days. Any suggestions? thanks. yvonne

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1. Re: from catania to pantelleria

Definitely fly. Get to the Palermo airport as fast as possible and take the Meridiana flight in the late afternoon. Schedules for September have not yet been uploaded to the system, so check back around July or August.

www.meridiana.it

From downtown Catania and the Catania Airport, you can reach downtown Palermo by bus in 2.5 hours. From the Palermo bus terminus in downtown Palermo to the Palermo Airport, add another hour by airporter bus (plus the bus-to-bus connection time).

www.saisautolinee.it

http://www.saisautolinee.it/ricerca/orari.asp

www.prestiaecomande.it

www.prestiaecomande.it/index.php…

Your other option (not advised) would be to take the bus ALL THE WAY to the Trapani Port, then take the MIDNIGHT Siremar overnight car ferry to Pantelleria (arrives 5:45 a.m. the following morning).

www.siremar.it

Buses from Palermo to Trapani Port:

www.segesta.it

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2. Re: from catania to pantelleria

Welcome to Sicily pizzaFeltre!

Where will you be just prior to arriving in Catania?

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3. Re: from catania to pantelleria

We will be flying from Venice to Catania.

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4. Re: from catania to pantelleria

You should be flying from Venice to Palermo, or even Trapani, not Catania!!

Fly Meridiana from Venice Marco Polo to Palermo or Ryanair from Venice Treviso to Trapani. Beware baggage allowances on all low-cost airlines.

Pantelleria Island: Latest Transportation Updates:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g194847-i5463-k317…

Buoan Fortuna!

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5. Re: from catania to pantelleria

Too late to change flts. now. Were thinking of train or bus from Catania to Agrigento sleep over and next morning to the Port for ferry to Pantelleria. Are trains cheaper and quicker than the bus? thanks

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6. Re: from catania to pantelleria

Buses are faster and more reliable than trains. Travel around Agrigento province is especially tedious and many towns don’t have train stations.

Take SAIS Trasporti from Catania to Agrigento.

http://www.saistrasporti.it/

But this is a bad plan - There are no crossings from Agrigento to Pantelleria. You would need to get to Trapani.

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7. Re: from catania to pantelleria

I know that. What about Mazara dell Vallo. I heard you can get a ferry from there!!

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8. Re: from catania to pantelleria

Yes, Ustica Lines runs hydrofoil service between Mazaro del Vallo and Pantelleria, but Mazara del Vallo is located in Sicily’s southwest corner and not the most convenient town to reach from Catania.

Do you expect to spend time in Sicily, or are you looking for the fastest transport to Pantelleria?

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9. Re: from catania to pantelleria

we will only have 5 days to spend in Sicily.

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10. Re: from catania to pantelleria

From your postings, it appears that you have a strong desire to visit Agrigento and its Temples, before proceeding to Pantelleria. Here's how to do it:

1. From Catania Airport to Agrigento, take the direct SAIS Trasporti bus:

www.saistrasporti.it

www.saistrasporti.it/taborari.aspx…

2. Next day, take Autolinee Lumia from Agrigento (14:10) to Mazara del Vallo (16:30).

www.autolineelumia.it

www.autolineelumia.it/orari.php…

3. Take the Ustica Lines hydrofoil from Mazara del Vallo at 17:00 to Pantelleria (19:00) (daily EXCEPT Mondays from June 1 through October 15). There is an earlier hydrofoil at 11:00.

www.usticalines.it

www.usticalines.it/paginaorari2.php…

Edited: 18 June 2010, 22:17