TRAPANI - GETTING AROUND
The old town and port is small enough to walk around.By Bus
Two free city buses (numbers 1 and 2) operated
by ATM (Azienda Trasporti e Mobilità) make
circular trips through Trapani, connecting the bus station, the train station
and the port. Tickets for ATM`s (www.atmtrapani.it) other local buses, valid
for 90 minutes and costs about €1.20 at tabacchi
(tobacco shops) or about €1.40 if purchased on board the bus.
ATM (Azienda Trasporti e Mobilità) is the urban bus company, not to be confused with AST, which services the airport and the rest of Sicily. Buses pass the ferry port, and the adjacent bus station and railway station are on the edge of the city center.
Taxi ranks are found at the train station and at the port; to call one, dial tel. 0923-22808 or tel. 0923-23233.By Boat (Getting to the Islands)
Trapani is a major
embarkation point for ferries and hydrofoils. Most departures are for the Aegadian
Islands of Marettimo, Levanzo, and Favignana. Service is also available to
Ustica, Pantelleria, Civitavecchia near Rome, and even Tunisia in North Africa.
Ferries depart from the docks near Piazza Garibaldi. Service is offered by Ustica (tel. 0923-22200; www.usticalines.it) or Grimaldi (tel. 0923-593673;www.grimaldi-lines.com).
Services run year-round, although they are pared back considerably in winter and can be affected by adverse sea conditions.
is a small town in a large natural environment with many things that can be seen without a
car. The town
is a natural hub between the islands, ERice, and the countryside with a good
public transport network that allows visitors to get around and out of town
easily without a car.
In less than thirty minutes by public transport you can reach places such as Erice by city bus and `cableway` and the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo by hydrofoil.
However, we do recommend to rent a car to be able to visit sites that are not well connected by public transport. Or, if you choose to drive at your own pace and not be reliant on public transportation. Parking in Trapani:
The blue lines represent the fee parking; it is active from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm and from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm, on the weekdays. Only from June 1st to September 30th, the parking fee also applies on Sundays and holidays, in Viale Regina Elena and Via Ammiraglio Staiti. You can pay the ticket at the slot meter you find along the streets.
There are three free parking lots in the city: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Piazzale Ilio, via Poma. From piazza Vittorio Emanuele, it`s possible to get the city center and Via Fardella by walking or public transportation.
From the parking lot of via Poma, you can get to via Virgilio, the docks, via Fardella and its neighboring streets.
The parking lot in Piazzale Ilio has buses which offer a free and constant service to get the city center. Every morning, this service starts at 7:15 am and finishes in the evening. To get the hydrofoil embarkation, you can take the bus number 2.
The parking is free also in all the areas with white lines. In the city center, there are about 300 residents` parking only. You will also find attended parking lots available around the city as well.
those who like riding a bike, Trapani is
an ideal place: all the coast area is flat and allows to cycle easily around
the town all the way to the Saltpans. For a bit
more of a workout, cyclist can also push themselves further to Mothia and even Marsala.
In Favignana as well it is advisable to rent a bicycle (or scooter). It`s the best way to get around the island!