If your trip to Valley of the Temples starts from the archaeological sites of Eastern Sicily — Noto, Taormina, Siracusa — the bus is the option you should consider for your transfer needs.
First, many tourist places in the area are not served by rail, secondly the trains are very slow. An example: from Siracusa to Agrigento it will take 5 to 7 hours by train.
Travelers who plan to start their trip to Sicily from east, are flying into the airport of Catania — Fontanarossa airport.
From airport of Catania to Siracusa you have Interbus buses (http://www.interbus.it/) ; from airport of Catania to Agrigento, the city closest to the temples area, you have the bus service of SAIS Trasporti company (http://www.saistrasporti.it/).
Below we listed links to websites of bus companies you need for your transfer when visiting the archaeological sites of Eastern Sicily or when traveling from this area to Valley of the Temples.
- Interbus http://www.interbus.it/ ,
- SAIS Trasporti http://www.saistrasporti.it/ ,
- Etna Trasporti http://www.etnatrasporti.it/ ,
- AST http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/ ,
and in the area of temples: Autolinee Lumia (http://www.autolineelumia.it/ ) and Autoservizi Salemi (http://www.autoservizisalemi.it/)
(See also “From Palermo’s Airport to Valley of the Temples“).