From the airport of Catania Fontanarossa, Taormina can be easily reached by bus with Interbus trasnportation company.
Alternatively you can take the Alibus bus that leads to Catania’s train station (one run every 20 minutes, from 5:00 to 24:00) and from there take the train to Taormina.
The easiest and fastest way to reach Taormina from Catania airport is definitely the taxi. In fact, in just 50 minutes the taxi will allow you to comfortably get to your destination.
The funicular railway departs from Via Luigi Pirandello, just 200 meters from the arch of Porta Messina, one of the city gates on the Corso Umberto.
The cable car of Taormina is the best suited public transport to reach the sea. In fact, you can reach the beaches of Mazzarò and Isola Bella in just 3 minutes.
Taormina can be reached by train from the main Sicilian resorts:
From the Taormina-Giardini Naxos railway station you can reach the center of Taormina thanks to Interbus and ASM buses. The ASM buses can also reach the Isola Bella and Mazzarò areas.