Getting to and from Perugia Airport (PEG)

Perugia Airport is located approximately 12 kilometres from the city of Perugia, and in the Umbria region of Italy. Umbria has an interesting geographical situation on the Italian peninsula, as it is the only region that has no coastline. Perugia Airport is also known as the San Egidio Airport, and has the official airport code of PEG. It is one of Italy’s smaller airports, but is still considered to be an important gateway to various towns and cities in the Umbria region. The airport does not have any major facilities, but is popular for friendly and efficient service. Driving to Perugia Airport from numerous regions is very easy, as the airport is served by a couple of major roads and motorways.

Umbria is surrounded by the regions of Tuscany, which lies to the west, Emilia Romagna to the north, and the Marches to the east. The region of Lazio is found in the south. Popular towns in the area of Perugia Airport are Citta di Castello (40 km), Assisi (12 km), Deruta (17 km), Todi (38 km) and Gubbio, which is around 45 km from the airport. Perugia Airport is also located within easy driving distance of a few major Italian cities. Rome, the capital city of Italy, is located just 140 km from Perugia, and Firenze, or Florence, is around 155 km away. Naples is a little further from the airport, but still accessible by motorcar, as well as Bologna. Many tourists come to Perugia Airport after sight-seeing in these towns and cities.

Other airports in the near vicinity of Perugia Airport include Ancona Airport (89 km), Rimini Airport (103 km), Forli Airport (127 km), Florence Airport (132 km) and the Rome Ciampino Airport (144 km). Rome Fiumicino Airport is also easily accessible by motorcar.

Getting to Perugia Airport is easy as major roads and motorways providing access to the Airport include the A14 Adriatic Motorway, the A1 del Sole Motorway, the E45 and the E35. From the northern areas of Italy, motorists can use the A14 Adriatic Motorway, and then turn onto the E45 from the Cesena exit, which is located approximately 140 km from Perugia. Motorists can now keep a look out for the exit to Perugia Airport, signposted as S.Egidio. Motorists coming from the A1del Sole Motorway can take the Valdichiana exit to Perugia, and travel towards Cesena on the A45 until reaching the airport turn-off.

Coming from the south of the peninsula, motorists can use the A14 Adriatic Motorway all the way up to the Civitanova Marche exit, and continue to Foligno-Perugia until reaching the airport turn-off. From the A1 del Sole Motorway, the Orte Exit can be used to travel on the E45 in the Perugia-Cesena direction, until reaching the airport exit.

Perugia Airport consists of a single air terminal and single runway, and is equipped to handle most types of aircraft. The small terminal handles all arrivals from one area, and all departures from another, and passengers will easily find all the facilities within the terminal. However, the only facilities available are an ATM, currency exchange services, a restaurant, a coffee bar, newsagent and tobacconist. Although there are not major facilities at Perugia Airport, its passengers always report it to be very efficient, the staff members to be extremely friendly and helpful, and the restaurant and coffee bar to be the ideal place to stop for a bite to eat before departure, or before leaving the airport. Passengers are advised to arrive in good time for their departure flight, at least an hour before a domestic flight, and about two hours before an international flight. Even though the airport is small, all the usual check-in and security procedures are still be followed and completed. Perugia Airport must be one of the only airports to offer free parking facilities at is terminal building, and this is another reason why the airport is very popular.

Passengers who do not wish driving to Perugia Airport in their own vehicle can use the bus or taxi services. There is a bus that has at least three departures during the course of each day from the main railway station in Perugia, and they travel to the airport in about half an hour or so, depending on traffic conditions. Buses are also available from the bus station in Piazza Italia. From the airports of Rome there is a bus service that travels to Perugia, and then passengers can use the bus to reach the airport from the station. There is no train station at the Perugia Airport, but the bus service will easily get you there from the main railway station in good time for your departure flight. Taxis are also available from both the bus and train stations in Perugia, or can be called to collect you from your location. Although taxis are a more expensive form of transport, they are faster and more private.

Perugia Airport is fully accessible for disabled passengers, and will ensure a smooth departure for all its passengers. Further information on road routes to Perugia Airport is available on the airport’s website, at http://www.airport.umbria.com. The airport is open from six in the morning to 10 at night.