Land at the foot of the volcano
“I wish I could see Syracuse”, Henri Salvador once sang, celebrating the charms of the little Sicilian city in song. Once inaccessible, this dream is now possible, because passengers can fly from Nice to Catania at a very affordable price. It is less than an hour’s flight to this charming city. But that’s not all! With your Nice-Catania direct flight, Sicily, this island of treasures, will reveal some of its most beautiful gems: Not just Catania, but also Taormina and Etna!
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You’re strolling around Catania, when suddenly, you look up and there it is! Mount Etna: the most legendary of European volcanoes! A magic moment which began a few weeks earlier with our partner, Misterfly. Because this was how, in a few clicks, you found your low-cost Nice-Catania flight and booked it at no extra cost. Even better, you paid for your Nice-Catania tickets in four instalments, helping you manage your holiday budget. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
The formalities for travelling to Catania
- Entry requirements: Sicily is Italian, making it part of the Schengen Area! All you will need for your trip is a valid passport or identity card.
- Currencies: Italy is part of the euro zone. Need a little cash for your first purchases? There is a cash machine available in your departure terminal.
Your Nice-Catania direct flight
For the easyJet Nice-Catania flight, go to Terminal 2 of Nice Côte d’Azur airport.
Arrive an hour and a quarter before your flight if you need to check in or put luggage in the hold. If you already have your boarding pass and you are travelling with hand luggage only, you can arrive at the airport one hour before departure.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 2 Arrival airport Catania-Fontanarossa Airport
Arriving at Catania airport
Your flight will land at Catania Fontanarossa Airport, in Catania itself, barely 6 kilometres from the city centre. To get the city centre, you can:
- Catch a bus: running from 05:00 to midnight, with one departure every 20 minutes, the Alibus makes several stops in the city, terminating at Catania Station.
- Take a taxi.
- Rent a car: here are a eight car hire companies in the Arrivals hall. In peak season, make sure you book before you travel. Demand is high!
What to do in
Catania is Sicily’s second-largest city. It doesn’t have the same prestigious heritage as the historical capital, Palermo, due to its eventful history. It has been devastated seven times by the neighbouring Mount Etna. However, like a Phoenix, it has risen from the ashes, and now it is the economic lungs of the island. A youthful and animated city because of its university, with an attractive baroque heritage and near to some of the most beautiful sites in Sicily, Catania is worth not just a detour, but an entire holiday!
Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice Catania flight take?
The flight time between Nice and Catania is about 2 hours on average.
Which airline provides the direct Nice Catania flight?
easyJet provides Nice Catania non-stop flights from late June to late August.
How many Nice Catania flights are there per week?
easyJet flies to Catania once a week, every Monday.
How much does a Nice Catania flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Catania return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 140€
What is the time difference between Nice and Catania?
There is no time difference!
What is the best time of year to visit Catania?
Right in the south of Italy, Sicily enjoys a good climate all year round. This is especially true in summer, the perfect season for long holidays on Catania’s coast. What time of year should I choose? In late June to early July, the days are long and ideal for delightful excursions to the surrounding towns and villages. In August, as is often the case in the Mediterranean, the party is in full swing, with lots of events. The choice is yours!