Getting to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)
Catania Airport is situated only 4.3 km (2.6 miles) to the southwest of Catania. On the island of Sicily, Catania is the second largest city.
The major motorways that lead to the airport are the A19 and the E45. The A19 motorway connects Catania to Palermo and central Sicily, and the E45 leads to Syracuse in the south. To the west of the airport, travelers will find the SP70 (Via Priolo). This road joins the Via Domenico Tempio, and leads to the city. On the other side of the airport is the SP53 (Lungomare Presidente Kennedy).
Areas that are close to the city of Catania are Caltagirone, which is 69 km from Catania, Enna (85 km), Messina (94 km), Piazza Armerina, which is also 94 km from Catania, Siracusa (60 km) and Taormina (51 km). Other popular areas that are bit further away include Palermo (209 km), Marsala (333 km), Sciacca (233 km), Trapani (317 km), and Agrigento, which is 168 km from Catania.
Passengers or visitors who wish to drive to the airport from the city should take the 417 roadway. From this roadway, the Catania Airport is well signposted.
Other transportation is also available to the airport in the form of buses and taxis. Unfortunately, there is no railway station at the airport. Railway passengers must catch a bus from the Catania Railway Station to the airport. These buses are the AMT ‘Alibuses’, and are available at regular intervals for travel to the airport. Other buses that offer services to the airport are the A.S.T Buses, Etna Trasporti Buses, Giuntabus, Interbus, Molica Buses, SAIS Trasporti Buses and SAIS Autolinee Buses. Taxis are available on call, or from any railway station or major public area in the city.
Once arriving at the airport, you will find an extremely modern and well-equipped terminal building. The terminal is just a single, double storey building, with the Arrivals area on the ground floor and the Departures area on the first floor. The terminal building was completely renovated and restored in 2007, and now has very appealing shopping and dining areas, which are attractive and easy to move around in.
There are four ticket counters at the airport. SAC is open from 05:30 to 22:00, Alitalia from 05:30 to 20:30, Meridiana from 05:30 to 22:00, and Wind Jet between the hours of 05:30 and 19:30. The airport also features full banking services, a post office, and a nursery in the ladies toilet of both the Arrival and Departure areas. In the Departure Terminal there is a coffee bar and a self-service restaurant. Business travelers can make use of the conference room and equipment in the Alitalia Bellini VIP Lounge. Catania Airport also features the Sala Amica/Friendship Room in the Departure Terminal.
Special arrangements can be made for reduced-mobility passengers departing from Catania. These arrangement are usually made with the relevant airline, who then passes the information and requirements on to the airport. There is assistance available at the airport 24 hours a day, as well as disabled parking spaces, specially adapted toilets and fitted ramps and lifts provided throughout the terminal.
For any assistance or additional information required, passengers can go to the central information desk at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport.