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Sicily's Airports
Getting to Palermo, Catania, Taormina and other cities
No, we don't have a fleet of aircraft.If you're already in Italy, there's train service from Rome, as well as ferries and hydrofoils from Naples, but it's usually easier to fly into Palermo (PMO) or Catania (CTA) or even Trapani (TPS). See the Airline Page for airlines which service these airports (note that on non-Italian carriers connecting flights from Rome and Milan will usually be with Alitalia), and the Transportation Page for bus, train and taxi info. Car rental agencies have branches at the Palermo and Catania airports. Visit our Travel Centre Page to hire a car, book a flight or reserve a hotel. Our Weather Page has current conditions. There are ferries and hydrofoils from Naples to Palermo. (Prices quoted here are approximate as fares are constantly being increased and No, we don't actually have a fleet of aircraft.)

Catania
Catania's Fontanarossa Airport is 7 kilometers from the city.

Catania Airport. Fairly usable website of the main airport in eastern Sicily, for Taormina, Messina, Siracusa, Ragusa, Enna.

Google Map of Catania Airport

mapBus: Local bus tickets are just over 1 euro, available from tobacco vendors, bars and newsagents. The trip to Catania takes 20 minutes and there are several stops, including the main train station. To travel to Taormina costs 7 euros and takes 50 minutes, with hourly departures in summer and stops in Catania. For Palermo the 2 hour 20 minute trip (from the airport or the bus depot near the city's train station) costs around 20 euros, with hourly departures.

Taxi: A taxi from the airport to Catania city costs around 30 euros and takes 15 minutes.

 

Palermo
Falcone-Borsellino (Punta Raisi) Airport is 28 kilometers from the city.

Palermo Airport. Slightly less usable website (compared to Catania's) of the main airport in western Sicily, for Cefalù, Caltanissetta, Trapani, Marsala, Agrigento.

Google Map of Palermo Airport

mapBus: Bus tickets to Palermo are almost 7 euros, with departures every 30 minutes and stops at Viale Lazio, Via Libertà, Politeama square (next to Prada) and the main train station (off the square). The trip takes about 40 minutes but delays along the route are commonplace. In the city, local bus tickets are 1 euro and 30 cents, valid for 90 minutes and available from tobacco vendors, bars and some newsagents.

Train: The train from the airport takes you to Palermo's main train station, near the historical district at the end of via Roma. The trip by train costs 6 euros and takes about 40 minutes. Departures (about every 90 minutes) are from the airport terminal's lower level, where tickets may be purchased. Service from around 7 AM until 9 PM.

Taxi: A much more expensive option, costing at least 50 euros for the 25 minute ride into the city (with even higher rates after 8 PM).

 

Trapani
Trapani's Birgi Airport is near the north-western coast of Sicily.

Trapani Airport. Website of the secondary airport in western Sicily, for Palermo, Trapani, Marsala.

Google Map of Trapani Airport

mapThere are buses to Palermo but this small airport, which has far fewer scheduled flights than Catania and Palermo, is best if you plan to spend time in this part of Sicily. Travel time to Palermo is slightly over an hour. Ryan Air has its own (very efficient) shuttle service to and from central Palermo for which that airline can provide information and schedules.

NOTE: Every effort has been made to keep this information accurate but we are not responsibile for possible inaccuracies due to updates/changes made without our knowledge.


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