The best way to reach Sicily is definitely by plane.
The main Sicilian airports are Catania Fontanarossa, Palermo Punta Raisi, Trapani airport and the new born Comiso Airport; but you can reach by plane even Lampedusa and Pantelleria.
Sicily is easily connected by direct flights to almost all italian cities and many european destinations: just choose the most convenient flight searching online for the best price or by relying on many low – cost companies (RyanAir, the queen of low costs, performs several flights on all sicilian airports).
It’s possible to get to Sicily by boat: the main ports are Messina, Palermo, Catania, Augusta, Trapani, Gela and Porto Empedocle in Agrigento.
Sicily can be reached by car through the Autostrada del Sole: exit at Villa San Giovanni and take the ferry to Sicily.
There are several different companies, all operating about the same schedules, prices and amenities: among these the main are Railways (Ferrovie dello Stato), Caronte and Meridiano.
After landing on the island, you can move through the highway network that easily connects Messina, Palermo, Trapani, Catania and Siracusa.
The four Sicilian highways are:
A18 Messina-Catania (surcharge)
A19 Palermo-Catania (Free)
A20 Palermo-Messina (surcharge)
A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo, with branch Trapani (Free)
Recently opened the highway (free) that connects Catania to Siracusa and Rosolini.
The rest of Sicily can be reached by roads, some of them slower, but definitely the most picturesque and often offering amazing views!
If you want to travel by train, Sicily is connected to the rest of Italy by the national railway FS Ferrovie dello Stato. Schedules, fares and tickets available on the Trenitalia official website (www.trenitalia.it)
If you choose to travel by bus, there are bus lines that connect directly Rome and other Italian cities to Palermo, Trapani, Messina, Catania and Agrigento. The main companies are SAIS Bus and Interbus. Please check the sites before departure to take advantage of any discounts and offers.
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