Travel to Trapani

Trapani  is a medium-sized city near the North-West corner of Sicily, Italy.

Get in

By plane

Vincenzo Florio Airport (IATA: TPS) also known as Trapani-Birgi Airport The airport is served by Ryanair, Meridiana, Alitalia and Air One. Meridiana fly to the island of Pantelleria, Air One to Milan. Ryanair operate low cost routes direct to Trapani from Malta, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Poland, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden and Finland. Four Ryanair B737-800s are based in Trapani, meaning delays are shorter than average due to aircraft being based on site.

As of May 2012 the following routes are served by Ryanair: Beauvais, Bologna, Brussels/Charleroi, Cagliari, Genoa, Girona, Hahn, Malta, Milan/Bergamo-Orio al Serio, Parma, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Treviso, Trieste, Turin, Verona. Seasonal: Ancona, Billund, Cuneo, Eindhoven, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Kraków, Leipzig/Halle, London-Luton, Maastricht, Memmingen, Perugia, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tampere, Valencia.

TPS airport is about 15km from the center of Trapani. There's a local bus ('AST') that costs about €2, leaves every 45 minutes and takes about 40 minutes .

Sometimes Ryanair attendants propose you to buy tickets for the bus on the flight. Don't even think of it — it’s much more expensive and inconvenient than AST buses.

By train

Frequent trains run from Palermo, with a few stopping at Segesta. Local trains also run to Marsala, Mazara del Vallo and Castelvetrano (for the ruins of Selinunte).

By bus

Frequent buses run from Palermo. Less frequently they go to Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Castelvetrano (for the ruins of Selinunte), Sciacca, Agrigento and Segesta.

By boat

Trapani is the port for frequent boats and hydrofoils to Egadi Islands. Nightly boats (and hydrofoils in summer) also run to Pantelleria, with weekly (or so) ones to Tunis. See SIREMAR