Transportation from the port of Catania

Public bus

Public bus from Catania to the volcano Etna

€3,10 per persoon
1 bus per dag
120 minuten

There is a bus service between Catania and the highest car park at the summit of Etna. Unfortunately, there is only 1 bus per day and this option is not suitable for most cruise passengers.

The AST bus from Catania to Etna Sud (the car park at the cable car to the main crater) leaves at 08.h15. The bus back from Etna Sud starts at 16h30. The trip takes 2 hours (one way) and the bus makes a short stop in Nicolosi.

Along the way you can enjoy some spectacular views along the flanks of the volcano. A ticket costs € 6.20 per person (return ticket). Better check the timetable in advance to see if it fits within your cruise schedule.

TIP: You can buy the ticket in the bar at the bus terminal.

How do I get to the bus terminal from the cruise port in Catania?

The AST bus leaves near the train station. Catania train station is located at Piazza Giovanni XXII, in the east of the city at about 1 km from the harbor. You can walk, take a taxi or use the subway. There 4 metros  per hour and a ticket costs € 1 per person (valid for 90 minutes after validation).

Train

Train from Catania to the volcano Etna

€4,10 per persoon
1 per uur
120 minuten

The Circumetnea is a local train that connects villages and towns at the foot of Mount Etna. The train runs every day from Catania (station Borgo) to Giarre-Risposto, except on Sundays and public holidays.

Randazzo is an interesting stop alon the trail and the town is worth a visit. This medieval city is closest to the top of Mount Etna and is completely built of lava stone. A trip from Catania to Randazzo takes 2 hours and costs € 8.20 per person (return). It's good to check the Circumetnea timetable in advance.

How do I get to the station of the Circumetnea from the cruise port in Catania?

In Catania the Circumetnea train departs from the Borgo metro station. You can take the metro just outside the gates of the harbor at Porto station. The journey takes just a few minutes and you pay € 1 per person (valid for 90 minutes after valdiatie).

Taxi

Taxi from Catania to the volcano Etna

€75 per taxi
bepaal je zelf
100 minuten

A taxi from Catania to Etna Sud costs about € 150 per taxi (4 persons, return) + € 18 per hour waiting time. Count on a trip of just under 2 hours.