Catania Airport

The Airport Vincenzo Bellini di Catania Fontanarossa is one of the six airports in Siciliy, and the second most important after Palermo. It’s just 6 kilometers from the city center of Catania. The Catania Airport is also in the top ten, looking at the ranking on the amount of passengers per year. The flights arriving and leaving here are generally to/from Italy, even if there are some going to Europe.

Catania Airport is really well connected with all Italy particularly to Naples, Fiumicino – Rome, Malpensa Milan, Linate Milan, Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo), Venice, and Bologna. Moreover it’s connected to European cities such as London, Munich, Frankfort, Malta and Paris.

The full name of the airport is Airport Vincenzo Bellini di Catania Fontanarossa due to the fact that the Airport is localized in Fontanarossa a small town next to Catania. It’s dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini, a famous Italian musician, opera composer, during the beginning of 1800.   

The airport is present and inaugurated since the 1924 but it had a lot of problems and has never full efficient until the 2007. In that year it was dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini, even though most of the people would prefer another person like the famous pilot native Angelo D’Arrigo of Catania.

Even if this airport is quite small and with one terminal, in Catania Airport  are available all kind of services that you could need like Wi-Fi, hotels, lounges, shops, restaurants, bars and duty free shops. The most important service present in this airport is the car rental of Pepecar in Catania Airport, thanks to his search engine you can find the best car for your trip. Hiring a car it’s perfect if you want to have the best comfort and have your own timetable without bothering with the bad public transportation.

The best towns that you can’t miss if you are in Catania airport are:

  • Monte Etna: the famous volcano of Sicily, which is also World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
  • Acireale
  • Acitrezza
  • Taormina

Some of the best cities in Sicily are:

  • Palermo
  • Siracusa
  • Agrigento
  • Caltanissetta
  • Trapani
  • Marsala
  • Mazara del Vallo
  • Cefalù
  • Messina

All these places are really easy to reach if you hire a car in Catania Airport with the search engine of Pepecar.


Seeing the previous cities and town listed, the best way to travel in Sicily and to visit also all the beautiful beaches is to use the service to rent a car of Pepecar at the Catania airport. Here there are the directions to reach the Catania airport from the closest places to it:

  • From Catania: from the city center of Catania to the airport, there are just 7 kilometers so just 18 minutes with your car rental. Going throw Via Plebiscito and Via Plaia, taking Via Sopraelevata with direction Via Fontanarossa.
  • From Siracusa : the distance between Siracusa and Catania airport is around 62 kilometers. Taking the streets E45 and SS114 is just 45 minutes if you can hire a car.
  • From Acireale : there are just 32 kilometers between Acireale and Catania Airport, taking the street E45 you’ll arrive at the airport in 35 minutes.


Address: ITALY, Catania Via Fontanarossa, 95 12 1

Telephone: 0039 09 5723 91 11

Opening Hours: 24/7