Catania Fontanarossa Airport Guide (CTA)

Airport info
Code: CTA
95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy

Catania Fontanarossa Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) southwest of central Catania.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +39
+39 095 723 9111.
Catania Fontanarossa Airport map

Also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, Catania Fontanarossa Airport is located in eastern Sicily, near the city of Catania. Our guide to the airport includes contact details and information regarding terminal facilities, public transport options and nearby accommodation.

Airport news

Further expansion of Catania Fontanarossa Airport is deemed necessary to cope with increasing traffic. Future plans include a new runway and a panoramic restaurant.


There is a flight information office (tel: +39 095 340 505) open from 0800 to midnight in Arrivals. Additionally, a tourist information office (tel: +39 095 730 6266) operates from 0800 to 2200.

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Driving directions

From central Catania, head south along Via Domenico Tempio past the harbour, following signs for the SP701. Take the Via Fontanarossa exit, which leads directly to the airport terminal.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail:Trenitalia trains (tel: +39 06 6847 5475; run from Catania Central railway station, about 4km (2.5 miles) from the airport, to destinations all over Sicily and mainland Italy. Regular buses connect Catania Fontanarossa Airport with Catania Central railway station.

Public transport road

Bus:AMT Alibus (tel: +39 800 018 696; operates services every 20 minutes from 0500 to midnight, between the city centre and Catania Fontanarossa Airport (via Catania Central railway station). The journey time is around 20 minutes, and the single fare is €1. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket counter in the airport.

Taxi:Taxis from Radiotaxi (tel: +39 095 330 966) or Taxi Sat Service (tel: +39 095 6188) are readily available outside Arrivals. The journey time into Catania is 10 to 15 minutes, and the fare is around €25.

Terminal facilities


There is a bank (open Monday to Friday) and a 24-hour ATM cash dispenser within the terminal building.


Wi-Fi internet access is available for use by passengers. Payphones are located at various points in the terminal, and a post office (open from 0815 to 1330) is situated in Arrivals.


There is a coffee bar, a full-service restaurant and a self-service cafeteria within the terminal.


A number of shops offering a wide range of practical items, local specialities and gifts can be found in the shopping centre in Departures. There is also a kiosk selling tobacco, newspapers and magazines. A duty-free shop is open prior to flights in Departures.


For baggage assistance, passengers are advised to contact the airline directly. In the case of lost baggage, passengers should make a claim immediately at the Lost & Found Office (tel: +39 095 7233180) in the baggage claim hall. The operator service is available every day from 0800 to 1200, and luggage can be collected every day from 0900 to 1300 / from 1700 to 2100.


Other facilities available at Catania Fontanarossa Airport include a nursery and a first aid service (tel: +39 095 346 075), which is on hand to deal with medical emergencies.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Passengers can contact the Business Centre (fax: +39 (0)957 349 837) to reserve a meeting room. The Sala/Amica/Friendship Room is open from 0530 to 0000 and offers Internet access and fax facilities, and there is an Alitalia VIP lounge, which is open from 0530 to 2130 and can serve basic business needs.
Conference and meeting space is also available in the larger city hotels – the nearest hotel offering extensive meeting facilities is the Romano Palace Hotel (tel: +39 095 596 7111;, which is less than 2km (1.2 miles) from the airport.

Disabled facilities

Catania Fontanarossa Airport is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair assistance is available on request prior to arrival at the airport. Accessible toilets, lifts and guide paths for the visually impaired have been installed. Dedicated car parking spaces are reserved for disabled users in the various car parks. The Sala Amica room offers assistance and support for disabled passengers and their companions.

Car parking

There are three conveniently located car parks (P1, P2, P4) at Catania Fontanarossa Airport, offering both short and long-stay parking (tel: +39 095 349 770) and which are walking distance from the terminal. Short-stay rates are available at car parks P1 and P2, while long-stay options can be found at P4.

Car rental

Car hire companies at Catania Fontanarossa Airport include Forzese, Hertz and Locauto Rent, among others.


There are no on-site hotels at Catania Fontanarossa Airport, but the city is very close to the airport and has a broad range of accommodation options for all budgets.

Romano Palace Hotel

+39 095 596 7111.

A grand hotel just 2km (1.2 miles) from Catania Fontanarossa Airport, the Romano Palace Hotel boasts a luxury spa, swimming pool and even its own dedicated beach area. Meeting and dining facilities are also located on-site.

Viale Presidente Kennedy 28, Catania 95121, Sicily, Italy

Catania City Center B&B

+39 095 723 2053

Located in the heart of the city, near the main bus stops for airport buses, this bed and breakfast hotel is a good option for those on a limited budget. As well as generic hotel rooms, there is also apartment-style accommodation. A discounted menu is available to guests of the hotel at a local restaurant.

Via Naumachia 103, Catania 95121, Sicily, Italy

Domus Hotel Catania

+39 095 250 0430.

Small but comfortable, the 3-star Domus Hotel Catania couldn't be more central, but it’s still only 15 minutes from Catania Fontanarossa Airport and 15 minutes' walk from the railway station. This 17-room hotel offers room service and limited business facilities, as well as a bar.

Via Etnea 270, Catania 95131, Sicily, Italy

Il Principe Hotel

+39 095 250 0345.

The boutique Il Principe Hotel is located in the historic heart of the city. It offers an American-style bar and wellness room with a Turkish bath, along with a meeting room able to accommodate up to 70 delegates.

Via Alessi 20-26, Catania 95124, Sicily, Italy
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