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Travel information

How to reach Catania airport and the historic downtown area

Catania can be reached by air or train transportation. We recommend air transportation to the Catania International Airport (airport code CTA), served by several major and low cost companies. 

Once at the airport, you can reach the historic downtown by means of the Bus service called ALIBUS, run by the AMTS company. You can find a picture of an ALIBUS at this link. The route ("percorso") and timetable ("orario") of the ALIBUS is displayed at this link ("Feriale" stands for Monday-Saturday, while "Festivo" stands for Sunday). 

The price of the ALIBUS ticket is 4 Euro and it can be purchased directly on the bus. 

You can take also a TAXI from the airport to the downtown. Price can vary according to company; usually the cheapest fee (around 20-25€) is offered by RadioTaxi (+39 095330966), depending on day and time. 


Catania is a touristic city and using the online travel agencies you can find a wide offer of  hotels. We recommend to choose an accommodation in downtown Catania (area via Etnea, villa Bellini, Piazza Stesicoro, Viale XX Settembre, Piazza del Duomo) that will allow you to easily access the transport to reach the conference venue  where several restaurants will be available for dinner.