Catania airport (CTA) 

 

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport and opened on May, 1924, is the most important in the island of Sicily and one of the busiest in Italy. It operates with domestic and international flights to the main destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Official Website: aeroporto.catania.it
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 7.92 million passengers went through it during 2016.
Tel: +39 095 340 505. Information desk in the Arrivals Hall, open from 8:00 am to 0:00 am. There is a tourist office in the same area, available from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Tel +39 095 730 6266 / 6277 / 6288).

 
 
 

The airport is located 4.5 km (2.8 miles) southwest from downtown Catania.

 
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Bus - The AMT Alibus service (Tel +39 800 018 696) runs to the city centre and the train station every 20 minutes from 5:00 am to 0:00 am. Tickets have a cost of €4.00 and the trip takes 20 min. Intermediate stops include Faro Biscari, Tempio, Colombo, Borsellino Square, Duomo, Stesicoro. There are also services from different companies to several locations around the island: AST (Tel +39 095 746 1096) - Avola, Caltagirone, Carlentini, Grammichele, Ispica, Lentini, Mazzarrone, Mirabella Imbaccari, Modica, Noto, Palagonia, Piazza Armerina, Pozzallo, Rosolini, S. Michele di Ganzaria, Scicli, Sigonella; Etna Trasporti (Tel +39 095 532 716) - Aidone, Fiumefreddo, Gela, Giardini Naxos, Recanati, Licata, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa, Marina di Ragusa, S. Croce Camerina, Taormina, Valguarnera, Vizzini; Interbus (Tel +39 095 532 716 / 093 556 5111) - Agira, Avola, Catenuova, Leonforte, Nicosia, Nissoria, Noto, Pachino, Portopalo, Priolo, Regalbuto, Siracusa; SAIS Trasporti (Tel +39 095 536 168) - Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Canicattì; SAIS Autolinee (Tel +39 093 552 4111) - Enna, Messina, Palermo. Giuntabus (Tel +39 090 673 782 / 675 749) provides transportation to the port of Milazzo between April and September. You can make ferry connections from there to the Aeolian Islands. More information

Taxi - Cabs available around the clock outside the Arrivals area. Official operators are Social Taxi Catania (Tel +39 095 330 966) and Taxi SAT Service (Tel +39 095 6188). Journey time to the city centre is around 10 minutes.

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There are car rental counters from companies AP Transfers (Tel +39 095 349 330 / 348 558 3296), Forzese (Tel +39 095 349 294), Hertz (Tel +39 095 341 595), Holiday (Tel +39 095 346 769 / 334 664 6256), Hollywood (Tel +39 095 530 594), Italy (Tel +39 095 723 2932) and Locauto (Tel +39 095 346 893).

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The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange bureau, post office and public telephones. The larger hotels in the city centre have meeting and conference rooms. The Alitalia Bellini VIP Lounge opens from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm and is found on the third floor, near gates 4 and 5.

Food and Drinks- Coffee shops and bars on the first floor and the lower level, restaurants in the Departures lounge.
Shopping- Duty-free items in the Departures area, jewellery, gifts, clothing, handicrafts, accessories, books, newsagents.
Baggage- For enquiries about lost property, contact Tel +39 095 723 3180 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Other Services- Baby changing facilities.

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There are spaces for short and long stays. The first 20 minutes have no charge. Each lot has screens which show how many bays are available. More information: Tel +39 095 349 770. Fees

P1 & P2 - Car parks for stays of up to 6 hours.
P4 - For short- and long-term parking.

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Reserved parking spaces are available, plus adapted restrooms and a team of trained staff to provide assistance 24 hours a day through all required procedures. There are also special pathways for the visually-impaired and ambulifts to board and disembark from the airplane. Notify your airline about your needs before your flight. Children between 4 and 12 years old travelling alone will be escorted until boarding the aircraft and supervised during the flight. In the case of children between 4 months and 4 years old, an extra hostess must be booked.

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Although there is no accommodation inside the enclosure, the city is located very close, so you can find numerous hotels in the vicinity. Some of them have shuttles for the transfer of their guests. Catania International Airport Hotel (Tel +39 095 723 4555), NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi (Tel +39 095 723 4073), Romano Palace Luxury Hotel (Tel +39 095 596 7111), Bed & Breakfast Fontanarossa Airport (Tel +39 347 987 2974), Hotel Miramare (Tel +39 095 281 478), Villaggio Albergo Internazionale La Plaja (Tel +39 095 347 969), Le Dune Sicily Hotel (Tel +39 095 818 8110), B&B Sciara Biscari (Tel +39 095 723 7585), Castello D'Urso Somma B&B (Tel +39 095 713 9145), B&B Brezza Marina (Tel +39 095 723 7102).

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Latest updates: May, 16, 2017