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Cheap flights to Sicily, Italy

Sicily is served by Punta Raisi Airport (Palermo, Italy)

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Arriving in Sicily

Cheap flights to Sicily are available from Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports near London, as well as from Manchester Airport. UK citizens will not need to apply for a visa to enter Italy. International flights to Sicily may arrive at Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport. AMT Alibus provides services from the airport to Catania city centre and the railway station. However, the bus service stops at midnight, so passengers arriving after may need to hire a taxi. A number of bus routes help link the airport to other destinations in Sicily. Check the airport website for more information about these buses.

Some flights to Sicily may arrive at Palermo Airport. The Punta Raisi railway station is located in terminal, and links the airport to Palermo Centrale Station. Buses are also available from the airport to Palermo city centre and other destinations. Some flights to Sicily may also arrive at Trapani Birgi Airport. AST, Lumia, Terravision and Salemi all operate services to Trapani city centre and some other towns in Sicily. Check the airport website for more details regarding the bus services. Taxi can be hired from outside the terminal building of both airports.

Getting Around Sicily

Trains link the major towns around Sicily, and provide a regular and cost-effective method of travelling around the island. Check the Trenitalia website for information about routes, timetables and fares. There is an efficient network of buses that criss-cross the island. AST operates most of the inter-city buses. Tickets can be purchased from bus stations and selected vendors, as well as from the bus driver. Check the AST website for more information. Taxis are readily available throughout Sicily, especially near bus and train stations.

Main Attractions

Sicily is a classic holiday destination for many visitors from the UK. Discover the many splendid churches and cathedrals in the bustling capital city Palermo. Lucky visitors may be able to spot a Sicilian wedding ceremony in progress at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. The magnificent Castello della Zisa is one of the last Moorish castles in the city. Explore the interior of the Palazzo Mirto, where the walls are covered in luxurious silk and velvet wallpaper. Enjoy a peek into the past at the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre in Catania. Visit Mount Etna to discover Sicily’s most renowned attraction. The volcano sits in a dramatic landscape surrounded by plenty of lush vegetation.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

Sicily has an array of street markets that cater to the locals and provide colourful sights for intrigued visitors. Pick up fresh produce and traditional ingredients at the Mercato di Ballaro in Palermo. Restaurant Cin-Cin, also in Palermo, serves elegant versions of traditional Sicilian dishes. The Piazza Mercato di Pesce in Catania takes place by the harbour, and is brimming with fresh fish and seafood caught that very morning. The Barrique Club is a trendy nightspot which is often packed with many of Catania’s hip young students.

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Flight information for Sicily, Italy and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From Paris 10 major airlines serve the Palermo area
  • From London 4 major airlines serve the Palermo area
  • From Rome 14 major airlines serve the Palermo area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from Paris to Palermo is typically 2 hours and most direct flights leave around 11:50a local time.
  • Paris is 983 mi from Palermo
  • The flying time from London to Palermo is typically 3 hours and most direct flights leave around 12:25p local time.
  • London is 1199 mi from Palermo
  • The flying time from Rome to Palermo is typically 1 hours and most direct flights leave around 1:00a local time.
  • Rome is 311 mi from Palermo
On Arrival...
  • Sicily is 75 mi from Punta Raisi Airport (Palermo, Italy).
  • Punta Raisi Airport (Palermo, Italy)
    • Right now, 32 airlines operate out of Punta Raisi Airport.
    • Punta Raisi Airport offers nonstop flights to 58 cities.
    • Every week, at least 812 domestic flights and 441 international flights depart from Punta Raisi Airport.
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Sicily is served by Punta Raisi Airport (Palermo, Italy)

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