1. Arrive in Ortigia by car
2. Arrive in Ortigia by Bus / Train
3. Tourist Buses to visit Syracuse
4. Beach Bus
5. The 9 rules for moving in SR
6. Rent a car / scooter
7. Extraurban buses
8. Airport Bus
9. Travel by train
For those who are arriving by car , Ortigia is a "ZTL" restricted traffic zone.
You can access to the 3 parking, Talete indoors parking, Nazario Sauro & Molo S. Antonio open parking, quite close to the heart of the island but outside the ZTL: €1.5/h , after 10h the cost stops at €15 (€15x24h). The YELLOW strips are for residents and you can NOT park there.
ZTL ACTIVE From April 1st till October 15th: Monday to Friday and pre-festive 20-02; Saturday 17.00-02 am; Sundays and holidays 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.;
ZTL ACTIVE From October 16th to March 31st: Fridays and pre-holidays, 20-24; Saturday 17-24; Sundays and holidays 11am-24;
Inside the ZTL there is the Marina Parking, so if you exceed the ZTL limit you will have to buy a ticket otherwise you receive a fine of (€80). At the entrance of the ZTL there is the table indicating the number of free places.
Parking Marina, 70 parking lots , €2/h , watched from 08 am till 01 am. Marina Parking ↱
Next to it there is the "Porta(Gate) Marina carpark , 40- lots , here you can park only if ZTL is NOT active. Marina Gate Parking ↱
For those arriving by bus/train you can use the 2 tourist lines that reach Ortigia: Siracusa d'Amare 1€/90 min. & Siracusa Open Tour 5€/day. The buses going towards Ortigia stop close to the Bus and Train arrival stations (70 and 150 mt) Bus Stop Piazza Marconi ↱ . You can see the Bus Stop totem . The ticket can be bought on board by cash only with small size money.
Open Tour route= Red
Extraurban Buses Stop - Train Station - Taxi - Parking = Blue
Tourist bus service - Ticket 90 minutes/€1 - Daily ticket /€3 - Weekly Ticket / €10 Tickets can be purchased on board.
🕐 From 01/03/2019 to 05/31/2019 7/7 8:00-20:00 every 20 Minutes. From 01/06/2019 to 09/31/2019 Monday/Thursday 9:00 -21:00 every 30 mins. Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays, holidays and pre-holidays 10am - 01am every 30 min.
Tourist Bus service 5€/day with audio guides included.7/7 09:00 - 19:30 every 20 minutes.
AST Buses N°21,22,23,departure Terminal Via Rubino, near train station.
BUS AST N°21 Syracuse Ognina, Fontane Bianche, Cassibile, Syracuse. 🕐DAILY 7/7 From Syracuse 6:30 - 9:00* - 9:45 - 10:30* - 12:00* - 13:30* - 15:45 - 18:45 From Fontane Bianche 6:55 - 9:30* - 10:15 - 11:00* - 12:30* - 14:00* - 16:15 - 19:15 (* = Not on Weekend)
BUS AST N°22 Syracuse, Cassibile, Fontane Bianche, Ognina, Syracuse. 🕐 DAILY 7/7 From Syracuse :8:15 - 11:15 - 12:45 - 14:15 - 17:15 - 20:15 From Fontane Bianche:8:55 - 11:55 - 13:35 - 15:05 - 18:05 - 21:05
BUS AST N°23 Syracuse, Punta Del Pero, Plemmirio, Costa Bianca, Terrauzza, Tonnara, Costa del Sole, P.le Lido Arenella, Syracuse. 🕐 DAILY 7/7 From Syracuse: 6:45 - 8:30 - 10:00 - 11:30 - 13:00 - 14:30 - 16:00 - 17:30 - 19:00 - 20:30 From Lido Arenella (Return): 7:20 - 9:10 - 10:40 - 12:10 - 13:40 - 15:10 - 16:40 - 18:10 - 19:40 - 21:10
Tickets :1.20€/120 min - Daily/ €2.50- Weekly/€12.00- Possible to purchase on board +€0.40
9 ROLES FOR GETTING AROUND SIRACUSA AND ITS PROVINCE #1
1) Ask and you will be told: Sicilians are known to be very hospitable with foreigners , take advantage of it then and ask, people will be happy to give you best advice, even they do not speak english they will use famous italian mimic style ). 2) Buses have no fast lanes so during peak hours they will probably be late! 3) Waiting for the Bus: often the waiting stops are not in the shade therefore waiting can be more tiring than walking, better to evaluate about what to do. 4) Moving inside Syracuse city: for Urban transport are available both the Bus SR (Siracusa) D'amare and the Bus Open Tour, the first makes more stops, both cover the tourist routes. In addition there is an urban bus of Company AST that reaches the upper part of the city not properly touristy .It can be used to reach Castello Eurialo by the way N°11 & N26. 5)Buses from Syracuse to the beaches (20km radius from Syracuse) The main beaches can be reached via the AST Urban line, the most far away ones via extra-urban AST or INTERBUS with changes. 6)Buses to the province of Syracuse and to all other destinations of Sicily: AST & INTERBUS companies are the main lines of the area that allow you to move between city and city. Additionally,during summer months, an Open Tour line is active connecting Syracuse Avola and Noto. 7)Hiring a bike: Keep in mind that there are no bike lanes and that July/August temperatures are above 30 degrees. 8) Driving in Sicily: it is not difficult, just be practical, do not get angry with the possible unruly ; the potholed roads will be probably listed into Unesco Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Most of people are awake while driving, the common problem unfortunately is the use of phones while driving. 9) Getting around by train: Definitely a romantic experience, OK for short-to-medium-haul travel, challenging for longer journeys due to the multiple stops made by the regional trains.
Send a simultaneous request to all local renters, you will choose the best price.
🚲 BIKE/SCOOTER RENT SIRACUSA
Send a simultaneous request to all local renters.
Interbus & AST connect Catania Ragusa and Syracuse to the municipalities of the province of Syracuse: Avola,Noto,Pachino,Portopalo,Rosolini,Ispica,Canicattini,Palazzolo,Buscemi,Ferla,Sortino,Francoforte, Lentini,Carlentini,Sortino,Augusta, Priolo.
HOP ON HOP OFF Siracusa Avola Noto
Departure from Siracusa
Madonnina Sanctuary. 🕐 10.00, 12.15, 14.30, 17.00.
Departure from Avola Lido di Avola.
Departures fom Noto Porta Reale € 20,00.
HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TEMPORARLY NOT IN SERVICE.
HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TEMPORARLY NOT IN SERVICE.
BUS Noto-Marina di Noto. Departure from Noto Largo Pantheon ↱ to Calabernardo (Piazza Stella Maris square), Lido di Noto (Piazza Sallicano Square),Eloro (Hotel Eloro). Noto Info point +39 339 481 6218.
🕐 GOING 08.15am, 10.15am, 12.15pm, 3.15pm, 7.15pm, 24.00 RETURN 09.15, 11.15, 1.15pm, 5.15pm, 9.15pm €2.50/route, tickets on the bus.
BUS Noto-Palazzolo ☞Nell Viaggi
Departure from Noto Largo Pantheon↱ 🕐10.15/17.15(45min.). Return from Palazzolo (Via Dante) 09.00/16.00(0.5h). €5/ride.It is preferable to book
From/to Catania Airport BUS:
The buses are departing every hour but often they change their schedule due to traffic jam, sometimes it can be up to 30 min. delay. Just wait and your bus will pass.
1st ride from Syracuse to Airport 6:30am (1:15 h) Last ride from Syracuse to Airport 19pm (1:15 h)
1st ride from Airport to Syracuse 8:10 am (1:15h) Last ride from Airport to Syracuse 08:40 pm (1:15h)
The last train to Syracuse departs at 9.40 pm, the central station (7km) can be reached by Taxi in 15 min. €20, or with "Alibus" in about 30 min. €4. ☞ Trenitalia Timeschedule .
From/to Palermo Airport Take the shuttle to Central Bus Station ☞ Prestia&Comandè (departures from 5 am till 00.15 €6) then ☞ Interbus/Buscenter to Syracuse, departures 7/7 8:00 a.m., 2 p.m. (6 p.m. Sunday only). Ride lasts 3.2h, €13.
From /To Trapani Airport BUS: ☞ Salemi lines to Central Bus Station in Palermo (2h/€11). Then as above.
Going through the arid Sicilian landscapes of summer and lush in winter, with the relaxed timing of a train traveling at 70-90km/h and with the 70s-80s carriages, definitely has the taste of a retro trip suitable for those who live the trip as an experience and not as a means to reach the goal. Unlike the Buses the train is more punctual, the air conditioning is the prerogative of the 1st class, since it is a regional train it makes all the intermediate stops. Sicily is served only by REGIONAL trains, for time schedule consult the website ☞ Trenitalia Regional
A couple of times a year a special train called "the Baroque train" tours the cities of Syracuse, Ragusa, Noto, Scicli and Modica sites awarded by Unesco as "World Heritage" . Till now , as far as we know , there is not new schedule for summer 2019.
TAXI STATION MAP
TAXI OFFICIAL It_Eng
TAXI STATION MAP
TAXI OFFICIAL It_Eng
Taxi fare (Minimum € 5):
. 1° hit €3
+€1.50 if bankholidays
+€2 Right to Call
+ €2 Return from out of town