From Cefalu' train to Messina Centrale then train to Taormina. 3 h 34 min 18€. From Cefalu' train to Palermo Centrale, walk to Palermo, bus to Catania Centrale, then train to Taormina. 5 h 40 min 45€. From Cefalù drive to Taormina. 2 h 23 min 33€.
Train from Cefalù to Taormina
Trenitalia operates a train from Cefalù to Taormina every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. Trenitalia also services this route hourly.