The Fontanarossa International Airport (CTA) is the nearest and most convenient airport to Giardini-Naxos. It is located not more than 55 km distance from the city of Giardini Naxos and is also, connected by direct flights with the major Italian cities such as Milan, Rome, Naples, Venice, etc ...as well as many European cities
From Catania–Fontanarossa Airport:
Directions: From the airport reach the motorway A-18 direction Messina. Take the exit Giardini Naxos and follow the indication to Recanati. Distance from the Hilton Conference Center: 59 km. Drive Time: 40 min.
It is possible to rent a car at the parking lot in front of the Catania Airport. All the major car hire companies are available (Avis, Hertz, Maggiore, Auto Europe). No more than one hours drive from the airport, take the A18 highway towards Messina with exit at Giardini Naxos.
From the Catania Airport you can take the Interbus direct bus to Taormina and get off at the bus stop "Recanati". Participants are recommended to buy tickets via web (the cost is € 7.50 per person). Instructions in english are available in order to facilitate the on-line purchase. In principle tickets should be used on the specified time only, but in case of flight delays, bus drivers can accept changes if the bus is not overbooked. Tickets can also be purchased at the airport desks or on the bus at a cost of € 8.20 per person. Buses leave almost every hour (check here).The bus stop is about one hundred metres to the right as soon as you go out from the airport. The trip from the airport to Giardini Naxos and Recanati takes about one hour.
Private transfer can be arranged by FINIVEST. The new deadline is SEPTEMBER 15th. Please find here the transfer reservation form.
By taxi the approximate cost of travel from the Catania Airport to Giardini Naxos is around € 110. The trip takes about one hour.
An EISA Welcome Desk will be located at the Arrival Terminal and will open from 10 a.m. to midnight on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September. Upon request, UNICT Student Assistants can call taxis for one or more participants. Special taxi fares have been negotiated for EISA participants with RadioTaxi (€ 70). The Radio Taxi Call center is: +39 095 8833.
During the conference days, the UNICT Student Assistants will be available at the EISA Registration Desk at the Hilton Conference Center also to arrange transfers by Taxi from Giardini Naxos to the Airport or provide information about the Bus timetable.
From Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport:
Directions: From airport reach the motorway A-19 Palermo-Catania in direction Catania. At the end of A-19 follow indication for motorway A-18. Take the exit Giardini Naxos and follow indication to Recanati. Distance from Hotel: 285 km. Drive Time: 3 hr.
From Trapani-Birgi Airport:
Directions: From airport reach the motorway A-19 Palermo-Catania in direction Catania. At the end of A-19 follow indication for motorway A-18. Take the exit Giardini Naxos and follow indication to Recanati. Distance from Hotel: 366 km. Drive Time: 3,46 hr