Mount Etna cable car
From Rifugio Sapienza you can take the cable car that starts here and goes up to 2500 meters of altitude. From 2500 meters you have a beautiful view of old lava flows and at the back on extinct craters. At this altitude you can stay as long as you want and then you can go back down again by cable car.
If you want you can also hike to 2500 meters instead of taking the Mount Etna cable car. 2500 Meters is also the maximum high you may come without an authorized volcanological guide.
Etna cable car details
- Height of departure point: 1920 meters
- Height of arrival point: 2500 meters
- Height difference: 580 meters uphill by cableway
The Etna sud cableway is open every day from 9.00 to 16.00. In high season the cableway is open longer. The last cable car goes back at 16.00. If you miss it, you will have to walk down again.
You can park your car in the Etna sud square. Here there is a lot of space to park. Note: it’s a paid parking!
Etna cable car price
You will receive a voucher from Pianoprovenzana.com when you book the Etna cable car. With this voucher you have priority (special queue) at the Etna cable car ticket office to buy your ticket, so it’s not an online reservation (this is not possible) but it’s definitely a “skip the line”.
- Adults: € 30,00 per person
- Children 5-12 years: € 23,00 per person*
- Children 0-4 years: free
* Please note: for children from 5 to 12 years old the child price applies if you book trough Pianoprovenzana.com. If you go to the ticket office yourself, without a voucher from Pianoprovenzana.com the child price only applies for children up to 10 years old!
In short, with a voucher from Pianoprovenzana.com you are faster at the checkout and children under 12 pay a lower price!
Wear good, sturdy shoes because you are walking on (solidified) lava rocks. Dress in layers and always bring a sweater and/or jacket. The higher you go, the colder it gets and it’s often even more windy
Always be sure to bring something to eat and drink. Otherwise at 2500 meters you will find things to eat and drink at the bar. And of course don’t forget your camera (or just your smartphone ;-)).