In Sicily, the most convenient way to get around is by car due to poor public transportation and rural destinations that are scattered around the island. The drive from Trapani to Sciacca is no exception to this. The road distance between the two seaside towns is 69 miles (111 km), and the quickest route is along the A29 and the SS115 (1.5-2 hours).
For those who prefer to avoid driving in a new country, private transfer is just as convenient in getting you to Sciacca (1.5-2 hours). Whichever option you opt for, a strategic stop to make is Segesta for a quick visit of its ruins (10 additional minutes by car)
The least convenient way to get from Trapani to Sciacca is by bus (2.5 hours) as trips are not frequent throughout the day.
While planning your trip to Sciacca, consider this 14-day self-driving tour of Sicily, which includes an overnight seaside stay in the fishing village. Those shorter on time can consider this 7-day itinerary of Sicily's West Coast, which includes a lunch break in Sciacca before moving towards Selinunte.
Duration: 1.5-2 hours (more with stops and traffic)
There are three route options to select from. The most convenient, and the quickest, is across the A29 and the SS115. If you choose this route, a stop you can make along the way is Segesta, a major Elymian city popular for its Doric Temple and historic ruins.
Though not particularly scenic, the drive is straightforward and simple.
After leaving Trapani, head toward the A29dir/E933 in the direction towards Palermo/Mazara del Vallo and continue for around 18 miles (30 km) and until the exit for Mazara/Del Vallo and the A29/E90. After taking the exit, drive along for 25 miles (40 km) and watch out for signs for Castelvetrano. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto SS115 and continue along until you come across the Sciacca Est exit.
Once in Sciacca, its major landmark The Enchanted Castle is a short drive away from the city center (10 minutes).
By Private Transfer
Private transfer is another convenient way to get from Trapani to Sciacca and is recommended for those who are not comfortable driving in Sicily for the first time. Moreover, local drivers tend to be equipped with exhaustive knowledge of the island that can add an enjoyable factor to your trip. Feel free to add stops along your trip to maximize sights along this rich route.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Though the cheapest, bus travel is the least convenient way to get from Trapani to Sciacca as the duration is longer and there are only three trips per day. The local bus operator Lumia runs this route. Tickets can be purchased in Trapani at any of the points of sale published on Lumia's website. If you opt for this option, make sure to look out for the holiday and Sunday schedules that have even less frequent trips throughout the day.