How to get around in western Sicily - West of Sicily

Ways to travel

Some tips on how to get around once you're here.


By car, motorcycle



The exit sign to Segesta is clearly marked on the A29D highway between Trapani (32 km west) and Palermo (76 km east). Visitors must use the large parking lot (+39 389 9659764; www.sege; contrada Pispisa, Sp68; car/motorbike €5/3; h 9-19.30) 1.5 km from the ruins and then continue on foot or by shuttle bus (€1.50, every 15 min). A second bus (€1.50) runs between the temple and the Theater, located 1.25 km further up. Shuttles run until 6:30 p.m. in summer and 4 p.m. in winter.


In Trapani there are charged parking lots near Porta Trapani and along Viale conte Pepoli, but also a large parking lot near the funicular station. The tariff is €1.50 per hour up to three hours, €1 for each hour thereafter or €10 per day.
In Trapani there are many parking lots at the port and near the train station. Vouchers are purchased from vending machines along the street (€0.50-0.80 per hour; tariffs might increase as you approach the centre).

To/from the Salt Mills of Trapani
The Saline di Trapani can be reached via the Sp21 (Via del Sale) that connects Trapani to Marsala.

Mazara del Vallo

From Palermo, Mazara can be easily reached in 90 minutes via the A29 freeway, but if you are coming from Agrigento (116 km, 1 h 30 min) or Sciacca (56 km, 45 min) you can take the SS115 westbound, which connects to the A29 at Castelvetrano. The SS115 from Marsala (23 km, 35 min) tends to be slower and busier.


If you are travelling from Palermo and other localities on the north to Selinunte, take the Castelvetrano exit on the A29 and follow the signs ( eastwards for a short distance on the SS115, then southwards along the SS115dir). If you travel from Agrigento, take the SS115 westbound for about 85 km, then exit on the SS115dir southbound. The junction to the temples is clearly indicated when you reach the north-western outskirts of the coastal town of Marinella di Selinunte.



By train

Railway Station of Trapani
Piazza Umberto – 91100 Trapani (TP)
Daily trains to Marsala and Mazara del Vallo.