Do you want to join us for the amazing Autumn Agora Catania 2017? You can’t miss it!
So, plan your travel!
In general, the best way to reach Catania is by plane, and public transport if you choose to fly to another near airport. But in some cases, also other means of transport could be a good option. There are many combinations. That’s why we give you here a wide overview of the possible ways to travel to Catania.
Keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your participation until you are accepted by the chair team of AEGEE-Europe.
Here you have information about the main airports of the area.
To easily find all the connections from an airport, you can check the website www.flightconnections.com writing the name of the airport in the “from” field (leave the “to” field empty). You’ll see a map with all the connections to that airport and by clicking on each connection it will show you the airline that operates that flight.
A rough time estimate to travel from the airport to the Agora using public transportation is given.
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport is the closest airport to Catania and among the busiest airports in Italy. Major airlines such as Alitalia, Lufthansa, KLM and Air Berlin offer services here and connect numerous European big cities, while low-cost airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair offer extensive flights to many destinations.
From Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, there is the AMT Alibus Bus Service every 25 minutes from 4:40 am to midnight, from the Airport to the City Centre, with a stop in the Catania Central Station, about 400m far from the Agora venue.
Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~15 minutes
Comiso Airport is a small airport located in the Sicilian town of Comiso in the Ragusa province. It is mainly used by Ryanair to connect to some Italian and European cities, but also other seasonal flights are available.
From Comiso Airport, there is a bus every few hours to get to Catania Central Station.
Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~1 hour and 30 minutes
Palermo Falcone–Borsellino Airport is the second airport of Sicily in terms of passengers after Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. It is located about 35 km west of Palermo.
It is connected to many Italian and European cities by flights operated by different airlines, both normal and low cost.
From this airport you should first reach Palermo Central Station by bus (one every 30 minutes, from 5 am to 00:15) and then take a bus or a train to go to Catania Central Station.
Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~3 hours and 30 minutes
Trapani–Birgi Airport is a military and public airport located between Trapani and Marsala, in the western corner of Sicily. It is the third busiest airport in Sicily.
It is mainly used by Ryanair to connect to different Italian and European cities, with both regular and seasonal flights.
To reach Catania from Trapani airport, you should first take a bus to Palermo Central Station (or first a bus to Trapani Port, then a bus to Palermo Central Station) and from there take another bus to Catania.
Estimated travel time to the Agora: ~4 hours and 30 minutes
Plan your flight
We recommend to use these two useful flights search engines to plan your flight, so you can search for different flights and airlines at the same time.
You can add nearby airports for both origin and destination, search by country, select a single date or a whole month to see best days to fly, etc.
You can choose multiple departure airports and multiple destinations, select preferred departure and arrival time, stopovers etc.
For information about public transport from near airports to Catania, you can check in the section of the airport you’re interested in.
If you want to move around Catania by public transport, you can use bus, metro and taxi.
Catania bus routes and schedules(normal single 90 minutes ticket costs 1€; 90 minutes ticket for airport Alibus + External lines costs 4€; 120 minutes ticket for bus+metro costs 1,20€; daily bus ticket costs 2,50€)
Catania metro routes and schedules(normal single 90 minutes ticket costs 1€; metro doesn’t work on Sundays and holidays)
If you want to reach Catania by bus from other cities in Italy and European countries, you can check Eurolines website
If you want to reach Catania by train from other cities in Italy and European countries, you can check Trenitalia website
Catania is close to the motorway A18 and the Agora venue is easy to reach from there: Google Maps
You can also reach Catania by car using BlaBlaCar carpooling.
From Catania Fontanarossa Airport you can also reach Catania city center by car sharing. You will find a car of Enjoy car sharing service at P2 car park out of the airport, in a reserved area. You can pick a car there and use it to reach the Agora venue, paying a fee of 4,50€ (fuel included). The rate per minute of use, in general, is 0,25€ (fuel included).
Important! If you want to use Enjoy car sharing, you need to sign up on their system. You can use Enjoy mobile app. Do the registration before arriving in Catania, because they will need some time to validate your documents.
If you sign up with a non-Italian driving license, there is also a one-off registration charge of €10, which includes a €5 welcome voucher to be used within 30 days of the payment date. In addition, when you book the vehicle you will be charged a €10 deposit, which will be reimbursed subsequently depending on your rental amount.
If you like boats, you can reach Catania by ferry from Naples and Malta.