Catania Fontanarossa Airport

General information

The busiest airport in Sicily is located south of the city. In 2007, the old facilities were replaced by a new terminal, it has given Catania Fontanarossa Airport a boost. Catania Fontanarossa Airport – Rome Fiumicino Airport is Italy’s busiest air route.


Where is Catania Fontanarossa Airport situated?

Catania Fontanarossa Airport is situated south of the city. The airport is easily accessible from the city and the major motorways A18 and A19.

How many terminals does Catania Fontanarossa Airport have?

Catania Fontanarossa Airport currently 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).

Airport Map

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 € 25.-. 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
€ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Catania Fontanarossa Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise 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!

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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

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • Alitalia
  • easyJet
  • Ryanair
  • Vueling
  • Volotea


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 the on-site bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a TV. Certain rooms include a seating area for your convenience.


Mercure Catania Excelsior, Catania

The Mercure Catania Excelsior is set in the heart of Catania. It combines classic architecture with modern facilities, including free WiFi throughout and a fitness centre. Villa Bellini Park is 10 minutes' walk away.

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: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Enjoy the spectacular scenery from high on Mount Etna volcano. Explore the last eruptions of the volcano and see the Silvestri craters created in 1892. You’ll enter a lava cave to see how lava flows form, and taste some delicious local products as well.


From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

Enjoy a breathtaking sunset tour of the famed Mount Etna. Explore the last volcanic eruptions and craters, enter a stunning lava cave, and taste delicious local honey from the nearby organic farm on this lovely tour of the celebrated volcano.

Tour & transport

Catania Like a Local: Customized Private Walking Tour

Make travel about the people you meet and get to know Catania through the eyes of a passionate local host. Benefit from a customized itinerary to get an insightful introduction to everyday life in the city.


  1 review

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

Latest airport review

Caroline Purdy
9 months ago

Long long wait to get through passport control, flight was held up for over an hour waiting for everyone to get through. Only 3 people working on passport control, appeared to be very slowly. Pleased Tui/Thomson flight waited for everyone.

VIP Lounge - not worth going in to unless you are not paying. Member of staff working on 18th April obviously wasn't happy, very limited food, coffee in a small plastic cup, limited space to sit down, had to say went you wanted to use the toilet so the door could remotely opened, seat wouldn't stay down (great idea for mens toilet) you had to try and hold it down as you tried to sit on it, not ideal.

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