Transport in Siracusa
To get around Siracusa city you have two choices: use the AST urban transportation service, or the very comfortable ecological mini-bus called “Siracusa d’amare”, we recommend the latter. The first line allows you to reach all the Siracusa’s districts, as well as the sea areas; the second one is limited to the area of Ortigia and the archaeological and tourist areas.
“Siracusa D’amare” Mini-Buses:
Small, grey, electric mini-buses with a heart-shaped logo on the side, these lines are managed by the Comune di Siracusa. Operating every day from 7 a.m. to the 10 p.m., with a night-time bus working late hours in the weekend from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. You can recognize the many bus stops with the white totem.
The red-line bus stop “San Giovanni” is right next to The Italian Academy entrance.
Here are the bus lines, named by different colours:
–BLU line – Ortigia: great path to those who want toa reach Ortigia easily from the Sant’Antonio jetty park. You cannot miss: Maniace Castle stop
–Red Line – Neapolis : Departure from Sant’Antonio jetty; very useful line for those who would like to visit Borgata neighborhood, The Madonnina church, the San Giovanni Basilica, the Archaeologica museum and the Neapolis Park. You cannot miss: Parco della Neapolis stop
–Green Line – Dioniso il Grande: From Sant’Antonio jetty , the green line will drive you at the discovery of ancient neighborhoods of Ortigia island, passing through Via Arsenale (where it is possible to swim in!) You cannot miss: Latomie dei Cappuccini
–Violet N1 Line – Nighttime : the same as the BLUE line, simply with different times: friday to sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2.00 a.m.
For more informations check the detailed map of the service.
-One route: 0.50 euro
-Whole day: 2.00 euro
-Weekly: 7.00 euro
-Seasonal: 60.00 euro
Free for passengers under 13 years and over 65 years of age
– AST BUS SERVICES
If you want to move to other neighborhoods of Siracusa, away from the historical center, you can choose as point of departure the Siracusa central stations: at the bottom of Corso Umberto you’ll find the central bus station of the city. You’ll recognize the AST urban lines with the tipical white vehicles.
Here is a list of all the lines and connections: linee urbane Ast Siracusa .