Catania is one of the largest cities in Sicily and the central hub for arriving on the eastern coast of the island. Just above Catania, you will find the biggest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. The volcano is still active, and the risk of eruptions still exists.
Most popular places to visit
Catania has a long history and is known for its beautiful baroque architecture and urban design. The historic city centre is as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The main attractions in Catania you should visit are the Catania Cathedral (Cattedrale di Sant'Agata), Museo Civico, Basilica della Collegiata, Castello Ursino, Benedictine Monastery of Catania and Palazzo degli Elefanti.
Getting around the city
The Catania metro is relatively new and still expanding. At the moment, it serves only seven stations in Catania. The single metro line starts at the Catania Port and finishes at the Circumetnea train station (Borgo station). Borgo Station is convenient for journeys to Etna Mountain.
Several bus companies operate in Catania and offer city and inter-city bus transport. The central bus station is opposite the railway station, and it provides various bus lines to Taormina, Syracuse, Enna, Ragusa and Caltanissetta.
Sicily has a railway connection between the main cities, while the railway network extends to Rome, as well. The railway station is near Catania city centre, and from there you can catch a train to Taormina, Messina, Enna, Palermo and Syracuse.
The Sicily taxi service is often used by tourists to reach their hotels or navigate the city. Taxis in Catania are available at the taxi ranks in front of the bus and train stations.
Bus, taxi and car rental services at Catania airport
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is the main gateway for arriving on the east coast of Sicily. In recent years, Catania Fontanarossa experienced rapid growth and today is one of the busiest in Italy. It is only 4 km from the city centre, and it’s easy to reach any destination in the east part of the island. There are regular public transport links, Catania taxi service, car rental and private Catania transfer.
The AMT Alibus #457 departs every 20 minutes from Catania Fontanarossa to the city centre. This way of travel is a cheap option to arrive in Catania city from where you can take a bus or taxi to your destination.
Car rental in Catania is convenient for exploring Sicily and visiting as many places as you like. The car rental companies are available outside the terminal.
You can take a Catania airport taxi at the taxi ranks. The taxi driver will charge you a fixed price, but it’s best to negotiate it before you enter the car. In the high season, the airport can get crowded, so finding an available airport taxi can be difficult.
Arrange a private Catania airport transfer
To avoid the crowds and start your holiday without any stress, you can book a private Catania airport transfer with us. We will make sure our driver is there to pick you up at the airport on time and drive you safely to your destination. Our extensive range of vehicles includes sedan cars, minivans, minibuses and buses.
The online booking process is quick and easy. The cost of the private airport taxi is fixed and all-inclusive, without hidden charges.
We organise transfers from Catania Fontanarossa to Catania City Centre, Giardini Naxos and all other resorts in Sicily. For those who are arriving at one of the ports, we can arrange a private transfer from Milazzo Port and Catania Port to Catania airport or any other destination of your choice.
The cost for a private transfer from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Taormina starts from 76 EUR, one way.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.