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From the east, Syracuse is often the rail gateway into Ragusa, with three trains (tel. 892021; www.trenitalia.com) per day making the 2-hour journey. It's also possible to take one of three trains per day from Palermo; the 5- to 7-hour trip (with three changes) costs 14.30€ one-way -- you have to change trains in Aragona, Calicat, and Gela. Ragusa also has a bus link with Syracuse. AST buses (tel. 0932-681818; www.aziendasiciliatrasporti.it) runs seven times per day on the 3-hour run; the fare is 5.80€ one-way. The train and bus stations in Ragusa are at Piazza del Popolo and the adjoining Piazza Gramsci. At the time of writing, Ragusa's airport at Comiso was due to open in 2011.

Motorists touring southeastern Sicily who visited Noto can continue southwest along Route 115 to the town of Ispica, at which point the highway swings northwest toward Ragusa.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.