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Flights to Catania

Historic Catania is one of the most fascinating cities in beautiful Sicily. Flights to Catania take you to the slopes of Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, still active today. Downtown is regarded as a World Heritage Site, too. Regular direct flights for Catania depart from London and take just over three hours, with indirect flights available from other major British cities. Buses take you from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport to the city centre in just 20 minutes.

Which is the main airport in Catania?

Catania's compact international airport is known as Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and it's just four miles or so from the centre of Catania itself. There are regular buses leaving from outside the airport terminal to the city centre, with departures every half hour or so. This bus journey takes about 20 minutes.

Which airlines offer flights to Catania?

Easyjet offers most direct flights to this Sicilian city from London's Gatwick and Luton airports. British Airway also flies non-stop on this route from Gatwick. All direct flights take just over three hours. Indirect flights, from London and from other major British cities, are offered on a wide choice of airlines, including Swiss, Alitalia, Norwegian, Air Malta, KLM and Lufthansa. Flying time on indirect flights is about four hours.

Why travel by plane to Catania?

Catania's location, on the east coast of the island of Sicily, makes flying to Catania by far the easiest way of getting to this wonderful city from the UK. The direct flying time is just over three hours for flights from London Gatwick or London Luton Airport. Indirect flights take about four and a half hours and are available from most major British cities.

Before you travel to Catania by plane - good to know!

You'll quickly see Catania's main attraction, expressed in the lava stone used for many buildings, because this city is in the shadow of Europe's biggest volcano, Mount Etna. A trip to the top is a must-do, particularly on a sunny day when there are stunning views. Don't miss Catania's daily markets, for fish in a stunning setting off Piazza del Duomo and for food and clothing off Via Etnea. The city centre is best seen on foot, and don't forget to stop for an early morning espresso as the locals do.

How to Get to Catania by Plane

Catania Airport, officially called Vincenzo Bellini Airport, is located less than 5 kilometres away from the city centre. Flights to Catania are operated by easyJet, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Alitalia, Transavia, Air Berlin, Luxair, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Wizz Air, and Thomson Airways. Major destinations covered by the flights include Pisa, Rome, Milan, Munich, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Paris, Dublin, London, Brussels, Copenhagen, and Budapest. Shuttle buses leave for the city every 30 minutes, and there are options for car rental at the rental offices inside the airport. Visitors can also find a taxi stand outside the airport, or use public bus service.


This ancient city was first established as a Greek settlement more than 2000 years ago. Having spent time occupied by Romans, by the medieval era Catania was a prosperous centre for commerce, made possible by its ideal port location. Roman era amphitheatres are among the impressive landmarks in the area, and the Ursino Castle is notable for its architecture as well as the museum it currently holds. Mt. Etna is another nearby attraction, and it has constantly threatened and fascinated residents and visitors to the city through the course of history. The Taormina Port is also nearby, as is the Acireale village, home to two medieval cathedrals.

Airlines: Wizz Air, Malta Air and Ryanair to Catania

Wizz Air, Malta Air and Ryanair will get you to Catania at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best flight times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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