How to get around

Pubblished on 23 January, 2020


Sicily can be easily reached by any means of transport. Being able to move easily is certainly a fundamental requirement for a perfect holiday. In the Sicily transport area of Love Sicily, we will try to be as helpful as possible by providing exhaustive and at the same time updated information on the Sicily transport services available to the traveler to make his holiday in Sicily as relaxing as possible.

  • Trains
  • Airports
  • Taxi
  • Ships and Ferries
  • Car and motorbike rental
  • Bus
  • The highway network

On the northern side the A20 motorway connects Messina and Palermo: the length of the section is approx. 230 km and toll payment is expected. The A19 motorway connects Palermo and Catania. The distance is approximately 200 kilometers and there is no toll payment. Moving towards the central part of Sicily, take the A19 highway that crosses the cities of Caltanissetta and Enna. Also from Palermo, to reach Mazara del Vallo (TP), the A29 motorway starts with the A29dir branch, which allows you to reach Trapani.

The distance of the route is almost 100 kilometers, while to reach Mazara del Vallo, always starting from the Sicilian capital, you need to travel about 120 kilometers. There is no toll payment for both highways. From Palermo in the direction of Catania it is possible to deviate from the A19 towards the SS-121 until near Lercara Li Friddi (Bivio Manganaro) and then reach the SS-189 which allows you to head towards Agrigento. The total distance of the Palermo-Agrigento route is about 125 kilometers. Finally from Catania, traveling the E45 south, you can take the SS-114 which allows you to reach Syracuse. The total distance between the two cities is approximately 70 kilometers. From the ring road of Catania E45 also the SS-194 / SS-514 leaves for the city Ragusa: the distance is about 90 Km.

In train

Railway lines with fast and comfortable trains in Sicily that cross the island are Palermo-Messina on the northern side and Messina-Catania-Syracuse on the eastern side. The Palermo-Trapani, Palermo-Agrigento, Palermo-Caltanissetta, Palermo-Gela, Caltanissetta-Siracusa, Catania-Agrigento and Gela-Catania routes are also carried out.