Catania Fontanarossa is one of the most important airports in Italy, located just over 5 kilometers from the Sicilian city.
It is the fourth busiest airport in the whole country, in first place for national traffic. Furthermore, with 2 million passengers transported in just one year, the Catania-Rome route is the busiest in Italy, as well as the fourth in all of Europe!
Among the most important recent modernization interventions, the inauguration in 2018 of Terminal C (reserved for Easyjet flights in the Schengen area) and, above all, in 2021 the new Catania Fontanarossa Airport railway station.
Inside the structure you will find all the essential services: ATMs, SAC VIP Lounge, duty free, first aid, and numerous shops, refreshment points, as well as car rental companies. The wi-fi line is available free of charge in both Terminals (A and C).
If you are traveling with small children, up to 6 years of age, you can skip the queue via the Family Fast Track preferential lane (totally free). For newborns, changing and changing areas are available near the specially marked women’s bathrooms.
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Here are the direct connections to Catania Fontanarossa Airport:
An excellent infrastructure network connects the airport with all of Sicily. Car and train are excellent solutions for getting around and reaching the main locations.
Since 2021, the Sicilian airport has been served by the railway line which allows you to reach the city center in about 15 minutes at a cost of €2.50 per person.
By train it is possible to arrive at Messina Centrale without making changes in less than 2 hours, passing through Acireale, Giarre, Taormina-Giardini. Tickets from €8.40 per person.
Even for Palermo it is not necessary to make changes. The line makes stops only in Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna and Termini Imerese. The journey takes about 3 hours and standard fare tickets cost €14.10.
By purchasing tickets well in advance you can secure interesting discounts and reductions.
Catania Airport is served by the A18 and A19, the two main arteries of the Region. The A18 motorway allows you to reach Messina in about 90′. Ferries leave from here for Calabria. A short distance from Messina, however, is Milazzo, the ferry terminal for the wonderful Aeolian islands.
The A19 crosses the Sicilian hinterland, passing near Caltanissetta, until reaching the north. Palermo is just under 3 hours’ drive from the airport.