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Where is Mount Etna? Location, directions & transport

Where is Mount Etna located? 

Address:  95031 Adrano, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy. Find on maps.  

Mount Etna is located on the eastern coast of the island of Sicily inItaly. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is known for its frequent eruptions. 

Getting to Mount Etna by public transportation

By bus
By train

Best for: Budget travel

Travel time: 2 hours

Nearest stop: Rifugio Sapienza

Timings: Buses run from early morning to the evening. 

  • The first bus leaves at 8:15 AM every day from Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, which is right across the street from the Catania train station. The return bus leaves from Rifugio Sapienza at 4:30 PM every day.
  • The bus journey is 35 km long and takes around 1-2 hours. 

Best for: Leisurely travel

Travel time: 3 hours 

Nearest stop: Borgo station

Timings: Trains run from morning to evening. 

  • The round-trip train journey is 110 km long and starts from Borgo station in Catania and concludes at Riposto. 
  • The entire train journey on the Circumetnea line completes a loop around the Mount Etna volcano. During the journey, you will pass ancient villages, orchards, vineyards, fields of pistachio nuts and prickly pears and expanses of lava rock. 

Getting to Mount Etna by car

Best for: Convenient travel

Travel Time: 1 hour

Distance: 30-40 km

  • The most straightforward way to get to Mount Etna by car is by driving from Catania to Mount Etna.
  • The southern and eastern slopes of Mount Etna are most commonly used for access to the Mount Etna volcano. Consider using the SS121 or SS284 roads, which provide access to these slopes.
  • Visitors can park their cars at the Via Brucoli Parking and  Parcheggio Auto Etna, which is a 2-minute walk from Mount Etna. 

Frequently asked questions about directions to Mount Etna in Sicily

Where is Mount Etna located?

Mount Etna is located at 95031 Adrano, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy, on the eastern coast of Sicily. 

What city is Mount Etna in?

Mount Etna is located in Sicily. You can find the Mount Etna volcano on the eastern coast of the city. 

What are the different ways to reach Mount Etna?

You can reach Mount Etna via bus, train, or car. However, the best and most cost-effective way to reach Mount Etna is via bus or train. 

How do I get to Mount Etna by train?

To get to Mount Etna, you will have to take the Circumetnea train. You can board the bus from Borgo station in Catania, and get off at Riposto. The train journey creates a loop around the Mount Etna volcano and lets you admire the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Which is the closest train station to Mount Etna?

The closest train station to Mount Etna is Riposto.

How do I get to Mount Etna by bus?

To reach Mount Etna by bus, you will have to take the AST bus from Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII bus stop, which is right across the street from the Catania train station. The bus will drop you off at the Rifugio Sapienza, and the one-way journey will take you around 2 hours. 

Which is the closest bus stop to Mount Etna?

The closest bus stop to Mount Etna is the Rifugio Sapienza, which is a quick one-minute walk from Mount Etna. 

Is parking available at Mount Etna?

Parking areas, such as Parking Stazione Di Partenza Escursioni Etna are available at Mount Etna. However, to reach the summit you will have to take either a cable car or an off-road vehicle. 

What is the best way to get to Mount Etna if I want to sightsee on my way?

If you want to sightsee on your way to Mount Etna, then take the Circumetnea train that leaves Borgo station in Catania. The train loops around the Mount Etna area and lets you marvel at ancient villages, vineyards, orchards, fields of pistachio and prickly pear, and expanses of lava rock on your journey. 

How do I get to Mount Etna by car?

If you are traveling by car, then take the SS121 or SS284 roads. These roads help you reach the southern and eastern slopes of the Mount Etna volcano, which are commonly used to access the attraction. 

What is the easiest way to reach Mount Etna in Sicily?

The easiest way to reach Mount Etna in Sicily is by taking the bus from the Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII bus stop in Catania. The bus journey takes around 2 hours and drops you at the Rifugio Sapienza which is a quick one-minute walk from Mount Etna.