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Bus from Trapani to Segeste

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Bus from Trapani to Segeste

We are in Trapani now and struggling to get the hang of the local buses. Can anyone tell us which bus runs from Trapani to Segeste, and where we could catch it? Better still if anyone can help with departure times - we are staying in the Old Town. We only have two days left - help!

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1. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

Welcome to Sicily MsRiley - Hopefully you're enjoying Trapani!

Tarantola departs Trapani at the train station, Autostazione P.zza Ciaccio.

Tarantola is based in Castellammare del Golfo, so you could confirm schedules by ringing ahead, 0924 31020. Perhaps your hotel could contact Tarantola for you, since English isn't spoken.

But in July, buses departed Trapani for Segesta at 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, and 14.00 and returned from Segesta to Trapani at 13.05 and 17.05 at a cost of €6,20 return, €3,80 in one direction.

Unfortunately schedules are never updated.

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2. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

I took this bus from Trapani to Segesta and back to Trapani several years ago. The bus drops you practically at the front gate of the archeological area. If doing this trip on Sunday, be certain to verify departure times.

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3. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

Although Sunday won't be an issue for MsRiley, there was no Tarantola bus service on Sunday from Palermo or Trapani to Segesta on check this past June.

Reconfirm all schedules, even weekday schedules.

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4. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

MsRiley,

Just in case you're planning on taking the 8.00 bus, be aware that the bus returning to Trapani is not until 13.05. (If the schedule is till the same) I suggest you take the 10.00 bus. I made the mistake of taking the 8.00 bus, thinking that the weather would be more pleasant. 2 hours would be perfect for Segesta.

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5. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

Have confirmed the schedule from Trapani to Segesta, and the above schedule is accurate with buses departing Trapani for Segesta at 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, and 14.00 with buses returning from Segesta to Trapani at 13.05 and 17.05.

There is no service on Sundays.

How Much Time Should I Allow for Touring Sites like Segesta?

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Erica..... Is one day sufficient?:

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Edited: 16 October 2013, 09:51
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6. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

Just back fromSegesta which was wonderful. Thank you all for your advice, really helpful.

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7. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

Thanks for reporting back MsRiley - Segesta is wonderful and glad you enjoyed!

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8. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

We have been back in grey rainy England for a week now : (

Had a lovely holiday based in Trapani, and the TA forum was so helpful ( especially Vagabonda), so I

am reporting back on the highlights, hoping our experience will be useful to other visitors.

Our accommodation was a comfortable 3 bed room, 2 bathroom apartment right in the middle of the old town ,

easy 5-10 minutes walk from the port, and 10-15 minutes from the bus and train station. We looked at so many places before booking, and ended up with great accommodation in a perfect location. Villa Cuba, booked through Homelidays website - pm me for further details.

There are plenty of good restaurants and trattorias in Trapani for all budgets. Our favourites were Calvino's Pizzeria, Angelino Restaurantino and Bettina's Couscouseria, all on the lower end price wise, but quality was excellent.

In Trapani, we loved strolling round the pedestrianised streets of the old town, window shopping and stopping off for cold beers . We went to the church which houses the Misteri statues - very atmospheric and made us want to return at Easter for the religious festival, which sounds amazing. The evening passegiata was something to behold, so nice to see all age groups taking a leisurely walk through the town, relaxed and enjoying the warm evening air.

We didn't have a car but still managed to visit Erice, via bus and cable car - highly recommended- Favignana, where we swam and snorkelled at the lovely Lido Burrone, and Segesta, with its spectacular ancient temple,amphitheatre and panoramic views over the mountains and out to the sea. There are some ok beaches close to Trapani town as well, with beautiful clear turquoise water.

We had such a good time that it feels a bit ungrateful to mention any negatives; but I have to say that deciphering the bus schedules was a challenge to say the least: we would never have made it to Segesta without last minute assistance from TA. There are several bus companies, their on line timeables aren't necessarily updated, and they don't all leave from the bus station. We spent quite a bit of sweltering walking time looking for the relevant bus stops, getting contradictory advice from various people, but in fairness, given our extremely limited Italian, it was a bit of a miracle that we managed to get anywhere at all, so thanks to all the patient people who went out of their way to give us directions. A special thanks to the very kind people in the cafe at the station!

One last little complaint: two of our group managed against all odds (bus timetables again) to find our way to the Museo Populi Di Trapani. We had checked the opening times, but when we eventually found the museum, we were turned away, fairly briskly, on the basis that entry to the museum is in hourly slots and if you miss the slot, you have to wait til the next one, which for us was nearly a hour after we managed to find the place. Given that we were clearly the only visitors that day, it seemed a bit unreasonable, and the tourist office in Trapani wasn't aware of this. The end result was that we missed out on the museum, which was disappointing. It might have been down to our hopeless language skills, but the information certainly wasnt clear.Worth the journey though, as we did see the Santiario Della Madonnas Di Traponi which was very special and spiritual, even for non believers.

In summary, we loved Trapani. We could have "done"much more - Palermo,, San Vito,etc, are all within easy reach , more so with a car, and the town is a perfect touring base. But for us the place itself was enough this time, a nice easy introduction to Sicily with perfect climate, great food ( don't miss the fish market ) and wine.

We would definitely return, maybe with a car next time, or as the starting point for a longer visit. Thanks a million for all the advice on the forum.

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9. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

Thanks a lot for reporting back MsRiley! Very detailed and useful information

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10. Re: Bus from Trapani to Segeste

Just read my post again and realised it is full of spelling mistakes - apologies!