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Catania Fontanarossa Airport

General information

The busiest airport in Sicily is located south of the city. Catania Fontanarossa Airport – Rome Fiumicino Airport is Italy’s busiest air route. The east coast of Sicily is a popular holiday destination for Italians and international tourists. Since 2021, Catania Fontanarossa Airport has its own railway station, within walking distance of Terminal A and Terminal C.


Where is Catania Fontanarossa Airport situated?

Catania Fontanarossa Airport is situated south of the city and Mount Etna. The airport is easily accessible by car via the E45 and A19 motorways, from the city you can follow the SS114.

How many terminals does Catania Fontanarossa Airport have?

Catania Fontanarossa Airport has two terminals, namely Terminal A and Terminal C (since 2018). Terminal A is the largest and most used, the terminal consists of two floors with Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures on the first floor. Terminal C is relatively small and only used by easyJet. A third terminal will be opened in the near future (Terminal B).

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Catania Fontanarossa Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Italy.

Airport Distance
Comiso Airport 66km
Malta Airport (Malta) 187km
Palermo Airport 190km
Lamezia Terme Airport 190km



The distance from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to the centre of Catania is 7 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Catania.

From CTA Airport to Catania City centre by Car
7 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Catania Fontanarossa Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Catania Fontanarossa Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Catania Fontanarossa Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Catania Fontanarossa Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Catania Fontanarossa Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Catania is about € 30.-. Book your taxi at Catania Fontanarossa Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CTA Airport to Catania City centre by Taxi
7 km
15 min
€ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Catania Fontanarossa Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Budget and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Catania Fontanarossa Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Catania Fontanarossa Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Catania Fontanarossa Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Catania Fontanarossa Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Catania Fontanarossa Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Catania Fontanarossa Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Wizz Air
  • ITA Airways
  • easyJet
  • Jet2


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Catania Fontanarossa Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Catania International Airport Hotel, Catania

Boasting free Wi-Fi throughout, Catania International Airport Hotel is set 1 km from the beach. Catania Fontanarossa Airport is a 15-minute walk away.


Romano Palace Luxury Hotel, Catania

Just a 5-minute drive from Catania Fontanarossa Airport, the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel offers a beach-front location and peaceful gardens. It features a gourmet restaurant, a large pool and elegant rooms.


NH Catania Parco degli Aragonesi, Catania

Set in extensive gardens, NH Parco degli Aragonesi is just 2 km from Catania Airport. An outdoor swimming pool and a private beach are available in the summer. The Parco degli Aragonesi is set next to the sea in the Lidi Playa beach area.

Hotels in Catania

Looking for the best hotels in Catania? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze, Catania

Located in Catania's Via Etnea, Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze features a rooftop terrace with a bar, restaurant and unforgettable views of Mount Etna. It has 24-hour staff and modern rooms. Each room has neutral colour schemes and elegant...


Duomo Suites & Spa, Catania

Duomo Suites & Spa is set in the City Centre district in Catania. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and a bar. Each room at this hotel features independent air conditioning, a Smart TV and a private bathroom with shower.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Catania Fontanarossa Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Catania: Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

Travel in an air-conditioned van from Catania to Syracuse where you can explore the Neapolis Archaeological Park and the historical old town of Ortygia. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Noto.


Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

Explore Mount Etna on a guided day trip, either privately or on a shared, small-group experience. Try some local delicacies, investigate Etna’s lava flow caves, and enjoy roundtrip transportation.

Tour & transport

Etna: Wine Tasting and Food Tour

Taste 7 Etna wines, visit 2 wineries, taste local products like honey and Sicilian olive oil, and finally enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch on this wine lovers tour.


  15 reviews

Have you visited Catania Fontanarossa Airport lately? So far, 15 airport passengers have written an airport review about Catania Fontanarossa Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

David Neil
5 months ago

Appalling airport, packed, cramped, dirty, and no where near enough seats - we were on an afternoon flight wiyj every bit of floor taken up by people sitting on it. Insane

Eva Kominakova
1 year ago

Arriving to the airport after midnight. Was kicked uout of the airport as the airport is closed from 12-4am. No able to drink coffee buy wather or go to the restroom everything was closed any cafeteria was even provided for people waiting for they first fly outside of the airport no restroom- feeling like a homeless in the street. After 4am when they again opened the airport didn't want to let me in and were screaming as i was not having a flight. Even i had my period days i could not use the restroom. The only opiton was to wait outside of the airport all night. First bus coming after 4 and car rental what was my plan fromnth begginng start at 8 am. Welcome to Sicilia - looks like not an Europe with this customer service !!! Very disappointed and will not come again. Even if u want to make a restrictions due to civid you need to provide travelers standard service- clean restroom at least something open to be able to wait for the flight/ bus ect.

Aladar Horsky
1 year ago

What a shit show this airport is! Already waiting for almost more than two hours on a flight from Transavia to Paris that is not coming apparently. Nobody can tell you what’s going on. The answer you get is that the airport is closed due to a fire somewhere near the airport. In the meantime some inland flights are leaving to destinations within Italy. Big Fail.

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