Flying from Catania
Once your visit is over, flights from Catania depart from the Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) – also known as the Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport, named for the opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. The airport lies approximately 4.3 kilometers southwest of the city and serves as the main gateway to Sicily’s eastern coast.
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Information
Within Catania–Fontanarossa Airport you will find several stores and restaurants, a business center, a post office and money exchange desk, facilities for the disabled, car rental desks, and information on local hotels in Catania. A bank and ATM are also available. Special services include a VIP lounge, Friendship Room, and nursing areas in the ladies’ restrooms.
Getting to the Airport in Catania
A taxi to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport can be hired through your hotel and will collect you from your hotel or at another convenient location. You can also catch an AMT Alibus to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport. The bus picks up passengers at Catania city center and the train station roughly every 20 minutes. The train to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport collects passengers at several points throughout the city. Inquire at your hotel or the train station for a complete list of stops and a timetable.
Arriving in Basel
At first glance a thriving modern metropolis, Basel is a city with an old soul and a storied history that dates back well over a thousand years. The development of the printing press in the early 16th century laid the foundation for Basel to become one of the region’s leaders in artistic expression.
First Time in Basel
Your flights to Basel will bring you within walking distance of 3 European countries. From Dreiländereck, the Three Countries’ Corner, travelers can journey from Switzerland through Germany, France, and back again in just a few steps.
Theatre lovers should book tickets to Basel’s Theater, which features a variety of operas, dance performances and plays. Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring Wanderwege, a collection of scenic marked hiking trails.
Making the Most of Your Basel Holiday
If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Basel, be sure to check online for the dates of any large local conventions. If you choose to travel to Basel during these events, we recommend that you book your accommodation well in advance. Early preparation will also ensure that you get the best possible flight deals to Basel. Get to Basel safely on airberlin's fleet, which is one of the youngest in Europe.