In order to get to Taormina, it is suggested to reach the near city of Catania.

Getting to Catania by airplane

The “Vittorio Bellini” airport – Fontanarossa of Catania is well connected, especially to the town of Taormina.

Getting to Taormina by bus

Every day, several buses connect the Fontanarossa Airport of Catania to the center of Taormina. The company in charge is the Interbus/Etna Trasporti which assures frequent bus journeys. From the Catania airport to Naxos gardens and Taormina city center, the bus takes about 90 minutes. The main bus station in Taormina is the Terminal Bus of via Pirandello. The Terminal Bus station is about 400 meters away from the historical center of the town (Porta Messina)

Bus timetables:

Catania airport – Taormina (Terminal Bus): 6.45 – 7.45 – 8.45 – 10.45 – 12.45 – 13.45 – 15.45 – 17.45 – 19.45
Taormina (Terminal Bus) – Catania airport: 6.30 – 7.45 – 8.45 – 10.45 – 12.45 – 14.00 – 15.45 – 17.45 – 19.45T

Timetables and transportation fees are available on the company website

Getting to Taormina by train:

It is possible to get to Taormina by train by reaching the Catania central railway station. To get there from the airport, it is possible to take a Taxi or an urban bus line (AMT Alibus). The timetables are available on the company website The first ride from the airport is at 04.40, the last one at 24.00. There is a bus every 25 minutes. Hotline: 800 018 696

Once reached the Catania central railway station, get the train to Messina Centrale. Get off the train at the Giardini Naxos-Taormina station. The timetables are available on the Trenitalia company website

There are several options to get from Giardini Naxos-Taormina station to the city center:

Getting to Taormina by highway:

By renting a car at car rental services at the Catania airport, it is possible getting to Taormina by reaching the highway. Go towards the Tangenziale SP701 and get the A18/E45 highway. Drive for about 50 minutes and up to Taormina. Google maps route with directions:,+ME/Aeroporto+di+Catania-Fontanarossa,+Via+Fontanarossa,+95121+Catania+CT/@37.6625827,14.8749173,10z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x131411a191a0d9b5:0x74a19a34d616e949!2m2!1d15.2853127!2d37.8516366!1m5!1m1!1s0x1313e259b8b66707:0xec956aaf5d57793!2m2!1d15.0657746!2d37.4673046

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