A general warning valid for all means of transportations: July and August are peak summer holiday season. Make sure to book your travel well in advance !
Airport close to Erice:
– Trapani-Birgi “Vincenzo Florio” airport, mainly national connections:
– Palermo “Falcone & Borsellino” international airport with many national and international connections:
Other Airports in Sicily:
– Catania-Fontanarossa is the busiest airport in Sicily, offering many connections to major european cities
On arrival and departure days a shuttle service -provided by EriceLab- will be run between Palermo airport and Erice. Restrictions on timings will apply: provisional depart times of bus are 12:00 and 15:00 from Palermo airport on arrival day, July 6th.
Train in Sicily can be slow, there are major connections from Messina and Catania to Palermo, from where you can catch a train to Trapani. To plan your route go to the official Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
Coming from the north of Italy there are two possibilities:
a) Drive all the way along the main Italian motorway (A1 + A2) till you reach Villa San Giovanni; from Villa San Giovanni to Messina you need to take a ferry-boat (less than half an hour crossing) and then drive to Erice (350 km from Messina, mostly motorway).