CTA Airport


CTA Airport
Catania Airport serves a large catchment area represented by millions of inhabitants of seven of the nine provinces of central-eastern Sicily: Catania, Syracuse, Ragusa, Enna, Caltanissetta, Messina and part of the province of Agrigento.
Catania Airport
Catania Airport. Photo: Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Skycolors / Shutterstock
The passenger terminal, inaugurated in 1981 and based on a 1960s project, has undergone restoration work over the years that has resulted in a new terminal on two levels (arrivals and departures), additional boarding piers and gates, as well as a new 30-metre control tower. In 2007 the airport of Catania was named after Vincenzo Bellini.
Catania Airport
Catania Airport, external. Copyright © Sisterscom.com / fokke baarssen / Shutterstock
Catania Airport
Catania Airport, internal. Copyright © Sisterscom.com / Norbachov / Shutterstock
In 2018, the Terminal C pavilion was renovated and inaugurated, which houses the passengers of the easyJet airline for Schengen flights. Terminal C is located on the ground floor, after the bus terminal (an area that houses ticket offices and bus stalls). The Terminal A is for passengers of non-Schengen area flights.
SAC is the management company of the Catania Airport that manages the airport maintaining the quality standards already achieved and implementing a policy to improve facilities and passenger services.
Management company: SAC S.p.A.
Address: Fontanarossa Airport - 95121 Catania (Italy)
Telephone no.: +39 095 7239111
Country code: IT
Text: Alisè Vitri
Avion Tourism Magazine
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Transportation to/from the Catania airport
Catania airport is connected with the rest of Sicily and the peninsula thanks to Trenitalia and to reach the railway station you can use the AMT - Alibus Shuttle service with departures every 25 minutes.
By sea
Catania airport is connected to the Port of Catania by the AMT Alibus Shuttle bus service.
Several bus lines are available to/from Catania Airport and to/from the cities in the area.
  • Alibus Shuttle: connects Catania airport with Catania city center every 25 minutes.
  • Etna Trasporti - Segesta - Interbus - Sicilbus (regional and inter-regional routes): connects Catania Fontanarossa airport with Aidone, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Agira, Assoro, Avola, Caltagirone, Catenanuova, Fiumefreddo, Giardini Naxos, Gela, Leonforte, Licata, Piazza Armerina, Portopalo di Capo Passero, Marina di Ragusa, Militello in Val di Catania, Nicosia, NotoRagusa, Regalbuto, Scordia, S Croce di Camerina, Taormina, Sigonella, Siracusa, Valguarnera, Vizzini.
  • SAIS Trasporti: connects Catania Fontanarossa airport with AgrigentoCaltanissettaCanicattìPorto Empedocle, Pietraperzia, Barrafranca, Riesi, Sommatino.
  • Sais autolinee: connects Catania Fontanarossa airport with MessinaEnnaPalermo, Termini Imerese.
  • Interbus: connects Catania airport with Agira, Avola, Catenanuova, Leonforte, Nicosia, Nissoria, Noto, Pachino, Portopalo di Capo Passero, Regalbuto, Siracusa.
    • AST: connects Catania airport with Avola, Caltagirone, Carlentini, Grammichele, Ispica, Lentini, Mazzarrone, Mirabella Imbaccari, Modica, Noto, Palagonia, Piazza Armerina, Pozzallo, Rosolini, S. Michele di Ganzaria, Scicli, Sigonella.
    • Circumetnea (little diesel train): connects Catania airport (from the Main Train Station by Alibus) with Adrano, Misterbianco, Paternò, Randazzo, Bronte, Linguaglossa, Fiumefreddo, ecc...
    • Giuntabus: connects Catania airport with con Milazzo porto and the Aeolian Islands.
    • Giamporcaro: connects Catania airport with Comiso AirportComiso, Lentini and Vittoria.
    It is possible to reach or leave Catania airport by taxi (authorized are white cars with taximeter) available outside the Arrivals area of the Terminal.
From the airport to Catania, and vice versa, the shortest route is via Via Acquicella. Journey time: 7 km in about 19 minutes.
Other mileage distances from Catania airport: Etna 26 km; Taormina 51 km; Syracuse 60 km; Noto 93 km; Messina 94 km; Comiso 95 km; Ragusa 104 km; Palermo 209 km; Trapani 317 km.
Car hire
Inside the Catania airport, on the ground floor at the Arrivals, there are the offices of the rent a car while the parking lots (R1- Hertz and AG Transfer, R2 - Holiday Car Rental, Italy Car Rent and Locauto, R3 - Rent and area in P2 - Sixt Rent a Car) are located outside.
Various car rental companies are available at the airport, including: Alamo, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Natitonal, Locauto and Sixt.
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Parking in Catania airport
At Catania Airport there are several airport parking lots. The official car parks of Catania airport are P1 and P5 (for short stops up to 12 hours), P2 (short stops up to 24 hours), P3 (short and long stays), P4 (long stays over 24 hours).
It's better to book an airport parking in advance online. On the ParkVia website you can buy both the official parking of Catania Airport and other low cost car parks, on the MyParking and Looking4Parking websites you can compare prices and buy low cost parking near Catania Airport with shuttle service.
Car hire at Catania airport
Landed in Catania you can rent a car at the airport. You can book in advance directly on the websites of the companies that offer this service, so you can take advantage of the best offers. Among the most renowned international car rental companies that also operate at Catania Airport such as Sixt.
Private transfer with driver to/from Catania airport
Those who want a private transfer with driver to/from Catania Airport can choose from several private Transfer that offer a service to/from the center of Catania or directly to the hotel.
Hotel near Catania airport
To stay as close as possible to Catania Airport, is possible to choose a hotel among those closest to the airport such as the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel (5 stars 1,5 km from the airport), the Catania International Airport Hotel (4 stars 0,8 km from the airport), the NH Parco degli Aragonesi (4 stars 1,6 km from the airport) or the Dune Sicily Hotel (3 stars 1,7 km from the airport).
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