Getting to Trapani Airport
Trapani Airport is an Italian airport of reasonable size, as over 1.5 million passengers passed through it’s terminal in 2010, and it is known by it’s official IATA code of TPS. Other names commonly used for the airport include the Trapani-Birgi Airport and the Vicenzo Florio Airport, after an Italian wine industrialist and auto enthusiast. The airport is part military, but open to civilian flights, and the main airline company available is Ryanair. Trapani Airport directions for motorists in their own vehicles are simple to follow, as there are several main roads nearby. Airport directions can be found online, or passengers can call the airport for further details.
Trapani Airport is the third largest airport in the Sicilian region of Italy, and is an important gateway for the island, particularly for the western towns and cities. Trapani is the capital city of the Province of Trapani, and is found on the north-western coastline of Sicily. The airport of Trapani is about 15km, or 9.2 miles south of the city, and about the same distance north of Marsala. The airport is also found along the coast. Areas very close by to the airport include Birgi Novo, hence the airport’s second name of the Birgi Airport, Birgi Vecchi, Torre San Teodoro, Posidonie, Villaggio Azzurro and San Leonardo. On the island of Sicily, Trapani Airport can be described as south of Erice, Trapani and Paceco, north of Mazara del Vallo and Marsala, and west of Calatafimi-Segesta. To the west of the airport are the Islands of Isola Santa Maria, Mozia and Isola Grande. Along with Trapani, the larger cities of Sicily include Palermo, Messina, Catania, Syracuse, Modica and Agrigento.
The largest road nearby the airport is the A29 (or Autostrada 29), while others of importance include the SP21 and the SS115. The following airport directions can be used for assistance when driving a private vehicle.
Trapani Airport directions from Trapani city centre
There are two routes which can be followed to Trapani Airport. One of the routes passes through Paceco. Travellers who would like to pass this town should take the SS115 south, which can be accessed from Via Giovanbattista Fardella or the Scorrimento
Villa Rosina. As the SS115 leaves the city it is referred to as the Via Marsala. Pass Xitta and continue to Paceco. After Paceco, leave the SS115 at Casa Serraino and head west on the A29 (Diramazione per Birgi). Pass Ballotta, Locogrande and Villaggio Azzurro, and take the SP21 for the airport. Signposts lead the way to the Contrada Birgi past the terminal building.
The second route from Trapani city centre is on the SP21. Head south on the SP21, or the Via Libica. Pass Palma and Marausa, as well as Ballotta and Locogrande, and head for the airport terminal.
Trapani Airport directions from the south
Areas to the south/south-east and their distances from the airport include Marsala (16km), Mazara del Vallo (40km), Castelvetrano (65km), Sciacca (95km) and Agrigento (180km). The main road to follow that passes through these cities is the SS115. From Agrigento, the SS115 passes Porto Empedocle, Siculiana, Montallegro, Sciacca and Menfi, and then continues to Castelvetrano. In the area of Castelvetrano, motorists should take the A29 to Mazara del Vallo, and at this town, continue onto the SS115 again. Pass Piano Mezzapelle, Strassatti and Pulani on the way to Marsala. At Marsala, either the SP21 or the SS115 can be taken in the direction of the airport. The SP21 is the more direct route, and passes San Leonardo, while the SS115 passes Santa Venera and Zichichi.
Trapani Airport directions from Palermo
From Palermo, north-east of Trapani Airport, the A29 can be followed all the way to the SP21 airport road. The Autostrada travels along the coast, passing Isola delle Femmine, Punta Raisi, Trappeto and Balestrate. A more inland route can also be followed from Palermo, on the SS186 past Monreale and to Partinico, and then the SS113 to Alcamo. From here the A29 can be taken to the airport. The SS113 also runs nearby the coast from Villa Scalea, north of Palermo, if travellers would like easier access to the smaller towns along the way, and the SS187 is a road that can be followed from San Giuseppe to Trapani, passing Castellammare del Golfo and Valderice.
Passengers can also each Trapani Airport by buses (Terravision and AST) from Palermo and the port of Trapani, but there is no train station on the airport grounds. Taxis are available from all nearby areas.
Outside the terminal building, motorists will have the choice of a few parking lots, for either short-term or long-term parking stays. Parking at the airport requires payment. Trapani Airport received a newly renovated terminal building in 2009, and is now a modern and well equipped facility. The departure area is on the first floor, and on this level there is also an area of 800 square metres for retail outlets and food and beverage stores. The airport’s facilities include information desks, ticket offices for the sale of airline tickets, ATMs and services for passengers with reduced mobility challenges. A nice bar/restaurant known as ‘My Chef’ is found nearby the arrival area on the ground floor.
Trapani Airport directions in more detail are available online, at https://maps.google.com, or the airport can be contacted at the following telephone number for more information: +39 0 9238402.