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Car Hire at Catania Fontanarossa Airport

This information is correct as of August 2015

Whether you want to climb the most famous volcano in the world, dine on the freshest seafood, or party until dawn Sicilian style, you can find the best car hire at Catania Fontanarossa Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Catania Fontanarossa Airport

There are seven car hire companies with desks at Catania Fontanarossa Airport: AP Transfers, Forzese, Hertz, Holiday Car Rental, Hollywood Rent, Italy Car Rent and Locauto/Enterprise. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Catania Fontanarossa Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is a Tabuso Grazia petrol station located just 4 minutes drive from Catania Fontanarossa Airport. Head north from the airport and keep right for Porto and Catania Centro. Take a right onto the SS114 taking the third exit for Viale Presidente Kennedy. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.

Driving around Catania Fontanarossa Airport

Catania Fontanarossa Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The A18 heads north to Messina while the A19 takes visitors west to Agrigento, Palermo and Enna. Smaller roads connect the airport to the south and cities like Siracus and Ragusa.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Catania Fontanarossa Airport.

Mount Etna

This unmissable natural wonder is a bleak, barren yet breath-takingly beautiful stop on any Sicilian tour. Unforgettable Mount Etna is one of the world’s largest active volcanoes which adds to its air of unpredictable and untameable mystery. Brave souls can climb to the summit, however local warnings must be heeded and no protection can be guaranteed. This is a hike not for the feint hearted.

Mount Etna is a one hour drive from Catania Airport. Take Fontanarossa and get on to the SP701. Take the right lane for the A18/E45 and exit for the SS121. Get on to the SP3iii and take a right on to Strada Provinciale. Merge with the SP92 and follow signs for Mount Etna.


Messina’s curbed harbour gazes out at the stunning Ionian coastline. This bustling city has some lovely sweeping boulevards and elegant architecture, including one of Sicily’s finest cathedrals. Lovers of fresh seafood will be in their element with the array of beach-side restaurants on offer. Alive with Greek myths and legends, Messina is both ancient and cosmopolitan; the best of both worlds for many who come to explore both Sicily’s past and present.

Messina is just under 2 hours drive from Catania Airport. Take Fontanarossa and follow signs for Porto/Catania Centro. Get on the SS114 and keep to the right. Merge on to the A18 toll road and continue on the A20/E90 taking the exit for Messina.


Catania bristles with energy. Defined by the world famous volcano whose shadow it lies in, Catania boasts UNESCO protected architecture, fabulous outdoor fish markets, opulent piazzas and an exciting array of bars, clubs and restaurants in which to party until the small hours. Despite Etna’s menacing presence looming over the city, Catanians know how to enjoy life.

Catania is just a 15 minute drive from the airport. Take Fontanarossa and follow signs for Enna. Exit onto Viale Librino and get on the Via Guiseppe di Gregorio. Follow signs to Catania city centre.

Parking in Catania is mostly in the form of parking lots which vary in price depending on the location. Charges are from €1.50 to €3.50 per hour. Some hotels in Catania and many tourist attractions offer free car parking.

Prices subject to change

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