Useful information about transportation from Catania airport to Catania downtown.
Taxis are expensives 20/25€ for about 4/5 Kms drive to Stazione Centrale,
Take Red and Blue ALIBUS from Stazione Centrale instead. Tickets can be bought at the cost of 4 € at Terminal Arrivi/Arrivals at the local Magazine stores, or at ticket dispenser on exit, or on the bus with an extra charge.
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is 4.3 km southwest of Catania near the A19 highway that links Catania with Palermo. Bus service runs every 20/30 minutes between 5 am and midnight, from the Airport to City Center Train Station.
Tickets can also bought on board of Interbus or Etna Trasporti bus lines at the cost of about
Catania has a compact downtown, and public buses are infrequent, so walking is usually the easiest way to get around. The short metro line runs between the Port and Circumetnea (Borgo) train station. From here there are rail connections to the villages on the slopes of Mount Etna.
Falcone-Borsellino Airport is 35 km WNW of Palermo. The Trinacria Express train connects Palermo directly with the airport terminal. Buses make the trip every half hour - 4am to 11pm from Palermo, 6:30am to midnight from the airport.
AMAT city buses will get you around Palermo. The main terminal is in front of Stazione Centrale. Trips cost 1.30 euros for 90 minutes or 3.50 per day. Tickets are sold at most tabacco stores or ticket booths. There's also a small Metropolitana subway system.