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Sicily Airports

Sicily's two principal cities are Palermo (the regional capital), in the east, and Catania in the west, and each has an airport.

Palermo Airport (PMO)

Palermo Airport is the most convenient Sicily airport for UK budget travellers, as Ryanair run low-cost flights from London Stansted. Most flights, though are to/from other Italian destinations, including the holiday islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria. The airport is named Aeroporto Falcone Borsellino (after two anti-Mafia investigators assassinated in 1992), and is located at Punta Raisa, about 30km from the city. Half-hourly buses run from the airport into Palermo, to Stazione Centrale. Less frequent buses run to Agrigento (two per day) and to Trapani (one per day). The airport's official website (see panel on the right) has useful bus timetable info.

Catania Airport (CTA)

Fontanarossa Airport is only 5km from Catania. A bus service (Alibus) connects the airport with the town's Via Etnea and Stazione Centrale every twenty minutes. There are also direct services from the airport to other Sicilian destinations, such as Taormina and Siracusa (these connections are run by Interbus, and timetable information can be found via their website, listed on the right. Select 'Aeroporto Catania' from the drop-down menu when searching for timetables).

Other travel options

If you are travelling to Sicily from other parts of Italy, you can choose from trains and ferries as well as air travel. Flights connect Sicily with most of the major Italian cities. For more on trains, ferries and travel within Sicily, see the Transport section.


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