The "Vincenzo Bellini" airport of Catania-Fontanarossa, which offers national and international connections with major Italian cities (Milan, Rome, Naples, Venice) and European cities (Munich, Barcelona, Athens, Malta), is located about 180 km from the town of Cefalù, in the province of Palermo. There are numerous flag and low-cost airlines that serve the airport Catania. From Catania-Fontanarossa airport, to reach Cefalu by car, take the A19 motorway (direction Palermo): continue until you reach link with the A20 motorway (direction Messina), Cefalù exit (with toll).
It is advisable to book in advance a rental service with driver (NCC) or Taxi: a professional with a license for public transport will pick you up in airport arrivals hall. Using a private transfer is in fact the fastest and most comfortable solution that will save you time and effort, especially if you are traveling with lots of luggage, in a group with friends or with the family; in this way, in fact, you will arrive loads and rested to enjoy your holiday in the wonderful town of Cefalù. The rental service with driver is the choice in any case recommended for groups of friends / family (4 or more people), who want to comfortably (and quickly) reach the city of Cefalù directly from the airport of Catania. In fact, special rates are provided for mini-groups of people. For more information you can contact us on our chat or via email.
For information on transfer prices see our page Catania Airport from/to Cefalù - Prices.
From the Catania airport there are no fast connections with the city of Cefalù. If you want to quickly reach the "Arab-Norman jewel" of Cefalù, we recommend the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by Bravodriver.com or by Taxi service: a licensed driver will pick you up directly from the airport arrivals area and will quickly accompany you to the city of Cefalù. Alternatively (and armed with good patience!) You can reach Cefalù from the Catanese airport through public transport services by bus or train. However, there is no direct connection directly from the Catania-Fontanarossa airport. It is indeed necessary to reach previously reach the central train station of Catania (Piazza Giovanni Paolo XXIII) and from here continue with regional routes to Cefalù.
From the Catania airport there is no direct connection with the Cefalù station. It is therefore advisable to reach the central station of Catania with the shuttle service run by the company Amt-Alibus: from the Catania station take the section that leads to Termini Imerese and then continue up to Cefalù station. To find timetables, seasonal promotions and daily trips it is advisable to visit the website of the rail transport service Trenitalia.
From Catania airport there is no quick (and direct) connection with the city of Cefalù. To reach the town of Cefalù by bus you need to reach in advance the central station of Palermo with the service offered by the transport company Sais and then continue to Cefalù by bus (Sais) or train (Trenitalia). For info and reservations, see the websites of the transport companies.
Arrived at the central station of Cefalu (via Aldo Moro) the historic center is just 300 meters. Proceed towards "Centro" through a downhill road that you will have to travel to the end and so to reach "Piazza Armando Diaz" (adjacent to an Esso filling station). From this stretch on (between the Villa Comunale and Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi), the area "off limits" for cars begins.