Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and boats, bicycles and buses!) Travel Information Affordable villa rental in Trapani Contact us: info@puresicily.co.uk   +447980575998 ROAD, RAIL & SEA Hiring a Car At 25,708 sq km (9,926sq miles) Sicily is bigger than you might think. Imagine a triangle joining Bristol, London and Manchester. Public transport is reliable but not very frequent - so get the best out of the region, we recommend that you hire a car. As with most foreign car hire deals, it can be costly to arrange once there - so book it before you travel. All major companies are represented at Trapani (TPS) and Palermo (PMO) airports and we recommend UK/Eire guests contact Romolo Rotulo's ATOL bonded Romeo Travel Agency as he can often get you a cheaper price than the internet. Give him a call on +44(0)1296 489 190 or email romeotvl@aol.com. Driving in Sicily itself is not as bad as you may think. Outside urban areas the roads are quiet and we offer our guests exclusive PDF downloads which contain advice for driving in Sicily alongside instructions on how to navigate from both Palermo and Trapani airports to the villas. Local Buses and Trains If you decide not to hire car, please be aware that public transport exists but has its limitations. For a contribution towards petrol we're happy to take you grocery shopping and can normally arrange to transport couples and small families to and from the bus stops and railway station in Marausa town. Unfortunately, we cannot transport large groups. There are local bus services linking the Marausa Lido resort with Marausa town, Paceco, and Trapani, but times vary according to day of the week and time of year. Tobacconists and Newsagents sell tickets for both ATM and AST Bus routes which must be validated in the machines on board the bus as soon as you get on. The tickets cost around €1 and are valid for about 2 hours, regardless of how many buses you catch. Trains run twice an hour from Marausa (Locogrande) to Trapani centre. Bicycles & Mopeds If you stay at Villa Anna, we do have 3-4 simple bikes for you to use during your stay - but more robust mountain bikes and mopeds can be hired from ‘Non Solo Cicli’ in Marausa town. On the Egadi islands, Mopeds/bikes can be hired from quayside shops. TrapaniWelcome Card: Visitors to the city of Trapani can buy the new 'Trapani Welcome Card' from various outlets - which offers unlimited travel on urban buses; one free return trip to Erice by cable-car, 5- 50% Discounts on Egadi Island ferries, MaviRent car hire, Most Museums, Taxis, Cantina Tours, Bars & 30mins free internet. It is valid for 3 days and costs around €9. Intercity Coaches & Trains Segesta, Salemi, Salvatore Lumia and Erice Bus companies all offer frequent and fast intercity and tourist coach services between Trapani and other cities such as Marsala, Alcamo and Palermo, and tourist destinations such as San Vito, Segesta and Monreale. There are also train services from Trapani to Palermo and Marsala, but these tend to be quite slow. Boats & Ferries Siremar and UsticaLine operate ferries and hydrofoils from Trapani to the Egadi Islands, Naples, Pantelleria and Africa. Locally, you can kayak out to the archeological island of Motya or catch a small ferry. In the Marausa Lido resort there are boats for hire from the Marina and Pedalos can be found in Trapani, Custonacci, Scopello and San Vito. We can recommend the local Sailing and Windsurfing school for a fun day out just along the coast. AIR TRAVEL You can fly direct to either Trapani or Palermo airports from a number of UK and European airports with budget and scheduled airlines. Trapani is a mere 20 minutes drive from the villas, Palermo a 60 minute drive (see map). Catania sits on the south eastern end of the island and it is possible to fly there from the UK, but it's a 6 hour drive. Below are the options for getting to Sicily by air. We invite you to offset some or all of the carbon footprint for your flights at ClimateCare or consider planting a tree (see our sustainability page). It is also possible to travel to Sicily across Europe via train or boat - see The Man in Seat 61 site for details. If you don't wish to fly with Ryanair, we have a 25 year relationship with an ATOL bonded, UK based specialist Italian flight broker who can provide you with tickets for scheduled airlines (such as Alitalia) and cheaper car-hire deals than the internet. Contact Romolo Rotulo at Romeo Travel in Aylesbury on 01296 489 190 or email romeotvl@aol.com. Mention us when you contact him. If you fly to Trapani airport, we may be able to meet you upon arrival. Trapani Airport (TPS) Vincenzo Florio Airport 14km from Trapani Flights to Trapani with:  Ryanair : Direct from 40 European airports in the UK, Eire, Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Norway,  France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Poland, Spain, Italy, Malta & Greece. Meridiana  : Lampedusa (Italy)  Alitalia : Rome (FCO) (Italy)  For up-to-date airline links, visit the airport website. Palermo Airport (PMO)  Falcone-Borsellino Airport 80km from Trapani Flights to Palermo with:  Ryanair, and easyJet fly direct, Alitalia and Meridiana fly daily from London and Manchester with a change of aircraft in Italy. Other major airlines serve Palermo from all over Europe and Africa. For up-to- date airline links, visit the airport website. Catania Airport (CTA)  Fontanarossa Airport 280km from Trapani Flights to Catania with: British Airways and Air Malta fly direct from Gatwick in the summer. Alitalia and Meridiana fly daily via Rome,  Milan or Florence. Air France KLM, Lufthansa, easyJet, and 35 other airlines serve Catania from all over Europe and Africa. For exact airline routes, visit the airport website by clicking the SAC logo. Location of Airports in Sicily We are not responsible for the content or services provided by external websites.