Trasfer from Catania Fontanarossa "Vincenzo Bellini" Airport to Giardini-Naxos and/or viceversa

The "Vincenzo Bellini" airport of Catania Fontanarossa, which offers national and international connections with the main Italian cities (Milan, Rome, Naples, Venice) and European cities (Munich, Barcelona, Athens, Malta), is located about 60 km from the town of Giardini-Naxos (Me). In fact there are numerous flag and low-cost airlines that serve the Catania airport. From Catania-Fontanarossa airport to drive to the town of Giardini-Naxos you need to take the A18 motorway in the direction of Siracusa (with toll), then proceed on motorway junction of the E45 in the direction of Messina (with toll), Taormina Giardini-Naxos exit.

Transfer with

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 arrival hall of the airport and will accompany you to your destination. Using a private transfer is definitely the fastest and most comfortable solution that will save you time and effort, especially if you travel with lots of luggage, in a group with friends or with your family; in this way, in fact, you will arrive loads and rested to enjoy your holiday in the wonderful village of Giardini-Naxos in the province of Messina. The rental service with driver is the choice in any case recommended for groups of friends / family (4 or more people), who want to reach comfortably (and quickly) the city of Giardini-Naxos directly from the airport. For more information you can contact us on our chat or via email.

Other travel modes

From the Catania airport there are no quick connections with the city of Giardini-Naxos. To quickly reach the city of Giardini-Naxos is recommended rental service with driver (NCC) offered by or by Taxi service: a professional driver will pick you up directly from the arrivals area of the airport avoiding unnecessary efforts and delays. Alternatively, there are bus connections from Catania airport offered by private transport companies. There is no direct connection by train from Catania Fontanarossa to the city of Giardini-Naxos. It is in fact necessary to reach in advance the central train station of Catania (Piazza Giovanni Paolo XXIII) and from here continue with regional routes to Giardini-Naxos.


From the Catania airport there is no quick and direct connection to the Taormina-Giardini-Naxos station. It is therefore recommended to reach the central station of Catania with the shuttle service run by the company Amt-Alibus and then continue to Giardini-Naxos with regional routes served by Trenitalia. The journey time from Catania central station to Giardini-Naxos is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. To get to know the time and the races every day it is advisable to visit the site of the rail transport service.


From the airport of Catania, arrivals terminal, the company Buscenter makes connections with the city of Giardini-Naxos: travel time expected about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Several rides are scheduled during the day. For info and reservations, see the websites of the transport companies.

Arrived at the central station of Taormina-Giardini-Naxos you need to wait for the urban bus-shuttles service, which takes about 25 minutes to reach the center. historical of Giardini-Naxos (about 10 km). Alternatively, you can easily reach the center with the private transfer service with driver (NCC) from the portal of, or wait for the Taxi service at the station exit. Arrived in the historic center of Giardini-Naxos, it is possible to reach walk to the Church of Santa Maria della Raccomandata, which houses splendid paintings, the Church of San Pantaleone and the Castello di Schisò, a medieval military fortress that dominates the city of Giardini-Naxos.