I'm considering a short break to Trapani - just a couple of days. As I won't have a car, I'm interested in finding out how easy it will be to get about. Buses seem to be more convenient in trains, but I haven't found timetables, so I'm not sure how regular these are. As it's a short trip, I'd prefer to go elsewhere if getting from place to place is likely to be difficult.
Is it easy to get into Trapani and beyond if you stay outside the town? In Erice, for example?
I also wonder if buses into town meet the Ryanair flights? The airport website mentioned buses arriving after AirOne flights, but the overwhelming majority of flights to the airport seem to be Ryanair. Does anyone know?
Many thanks for reading! Bee
The Terravision airport>Palermo stops in Trapani itself:
That's the one which will link with Ryanair flights...Terravision usually does.
You can explore bus options around Trapani here:
In Italian, but easy enough to work out. Click on each bus company's name to see the routes they run & timetables.
* Terravision airport>Palermo bus * !
If you're only going for a couple of days, staying in Erice would be a good choice - it gets very crowded with day trippers during the day but staying there will allow you to enjoy exploring the town before they arrive and after they leave, and the views and sunsets are stunning. Use the day for sightseeing around Trapani - wind and weather permitting, use the cable car if you can for at least one of your trips up or down the mountain. Bus 21 or 23 will take you from the cable car station to the main bus station.
You'll find the timetable for the Erice-Trapani bus (and other Trapani locality buses) here
If you want to go further afield - Segesta or Marsala for instance - you might find taking a tour is the way to make the most of your time
Enjoy your visit to Sicily!
Thanks for the replies - very useful!
Leics - I hadn't even thought of Terravision (feel silly now) as I thought they only did bigger cities. Thanks for that.
Wandering Camel - Great transport info. Much better than the town council's website, where the links weren't great.
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