From other major cities in Sicily, Syracuse can be reached by train, although many visitors find the bus faster. By train, Syracuse is 1 1/2 hours from Catania, 2 hours from Taormina, and 5 hours from Palermo. Usually you must transfer in Catania. For information, call tel. 892021; Trains arrive in Syracuse at the station on Via Francesco Crispi, centrally located between the Parco Archeologico (Archaeological Park) and Ortygia. The nearest airport is at Catania.

From Catania, Interbus buses ( make the 1 1/4-hour trip every hour to Syracuse. The one-way fare is 6€. Call tel. 0931-66710 in Syracuse, or 095-7461333 in Catania, for schedules.

By car from Taormina, continue south along the A18 and then on the E45, past Catania. Allow at least 1 1/2 hours.

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.