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Car Rental at Catania Fontanarossa Airport

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Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Catania, Sicily
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$10.48 per day
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Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
$11.66 per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Italy Car Rent
$17.47 per day
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Compact
Fiat 500L or similar
Fiat 500L
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Leasys
$22.70 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Automania
$25.99 / per day
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Standard
Opel Insignia Stationwagon or similar
Opel Insignia Stationwagon
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
ABBYCAR
$28.84 / per day
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Full-size
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Car Motion Italy
$33.50 / per day
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Compact Elite
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Maggiore
$35.81 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Country code
39
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.6
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Lying in the shadow of Mount Etna, the mighty volcano that erupted spectacularly (albeit not too dangerously) as recently as 2021, Catania can feel like a unique place to visit — and the impression is only heightened by the city’s monumental history and scenic, accessible coastline. Those always hungry for new adventures can also use Sicily's second city as the base for exploring all of the island’s eastern coast. With that in mind, here are three interesting travel destinations in and around Catania:

  • Piazza del Duomo. The main square of the city, Piazza del Duomo is both Catania’s beating heart and the location of many of its most notable historic attractions. No visit to the city is complete with at least some time spent here. Landmarks include the Duomo itself (also called the Cathedral of Saint Agatha of Sicily), the Amerano Fountain, the Diocesan Museum, and two palaces.
  • Castello Ursino. Built in the 13th century at the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II’s behest, the distinctive Ursino Castle is one of the most impressive buildings on Sicily. Nowadays, it is home to the interesting Catania Civic Museum which has fascinating artifacts from the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman civilizations that are centuries older than the building itself.
  • Mount Etna. Provided that the volcano is not erupting when you visit (check the forecast, although you can simply just look outside your window from many places in the city ), visiting Mount Etna is one of the greatest experiences in Catania. You can get quite high up the mountain by car — the main road from the city is Highway 18 and there is reasonably priced paid parking at the end of the road. The lava-covered valleys of the mountain are just as fascinating as the views of the city and sea below. Hiking around the top part of Mount Etna requires hiring a guide. 

Top international routes

  • Luqa
  • Paris
  • London
  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt
  • Bucharest

Main airlines

Ryanair, easyJet, Alitalia, Volotea, Wizz Air, and Eurowings

Terminals

There is a single airport building with two floors. There are plans for enlargement, but as of 2018 construction hasn’t yet started.

Location

Catania Airport is about 7 km (4.3 miles) from Catania city center. Via Fontanarossa, Viale Librino, Asse Attrezzato, and Via Plebiscito are the main streets connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $56 per day
  • Large cars - from $78 per day
  • Medium cars - from $36 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $54 per day

Car rental desks

Most can be found outside Catania Airport in a white building across from the airport’s main entrance. Find out which are the easiest to find and more in our list of the best rental companies in Catania

Services and facilities

There are two restaurants, a coffee shop, a store, a duty-free shop, a bank, and an ATM. There’s also a lost and found center, open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Unfortunately, there is no luggage storage service. The airport is disabled-friendly.

Nearest gas station

Q8 gas station is located at SP70 km 5.550 and can be reached in about five minutes. The station is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are many other gas stations near Catania Airport.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Palermo (205 km / 127 mi). The capital of Sicily, Palermo is one of the largest and most interesting cities in Italy. Palermo was ruled by Greeks, Moors, Normans, and other great civilizations at different times in history, and this rich heritage can be found in the city’s art, architecture, and cuisine.
  • Comiso (91 km / 56 mi). A scenic town on the southern coast of Sicily, Comiso is a lovely place to visit. Its more famous neighbor, Ragusa, is also worth seeing thanks to its great concentration of historic churches and palaces.
  • Naples (601 km / 373 mi). The capital of the Campania region is a long drive from Catania (including a ferry trip from Sicily to the Italian mainland), but the trip north is worth it. Located right next to Mount Vesuvius and with one of the largest old towns in the world, it is a mecca of history, culture, and cuisine.
  • Trapani (311 km / 193 mi). Located in the northeastern corner of Sicily, Trapani is home to a beautiful city waterfront and long surrounding beaches. The city has other attractions as well, with the Museum of the History and the Sea the chief one among them.
  • Noto (93 km / 58 mi). The small city of Noto is a very popular day-trip destination for both inhabitants and visitors of Catania. Located a few kilometers away from the coast, it is home to absolutely amazing Baroque architecture, with the San Nicolo Cathedral and Ducezio Palace the two brightest jewels in that crown.
  • Tropea (220 km / 137 mi). Located in the region of Calabria, Tropea’s beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea beaches have been praised by visitors for millenia and continue to attract the lovers of the sun and the sea to this day. The city is also famous for its red onions, so much so that there’s even a gelato ice cream made out of it - trying it will be a highlight of any trip to Tropea.

Airport info

Rating
6.5
  • Getting to the airport 5.9
  • Departure and check-in 6.3
  • Terminal facilities 5.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.7
  • Lounge 3.5

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)

  • IATA: CTA
  • ICAO: LICC
  • Name: Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 68,170
  • Passengers (per year): 9,120,913
  • Distance from City: 2.5 miles / 4 km SW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 6 Locations near Catania Fontanarossa Airport

  1. Car Rental in Catania North from $17.30 per day
    3.1 km / 1.9 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Comiso Airport from $22.53 per day
    70.5 km / 43.8 miles away
  3. Car Rental at Pozzallo Port from $24.65 per day
    90.0 km / 55.9 miles away
  4. 191.1 km / 118.7 miles away
  5. 233.6 km / 145.1 miles away
  6. 286.9 km / 178.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Catania Fontanarossa Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Catania Fontanarossa Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Catania Fontanarossa Airport
$24.29
January
$25.46
February
$30.18
March
$36.05
April
$31.34
May
$28.52
June
$41.06
July
$51.15
August
$52.05
September
$43.87
October
$143.04
November
$143.04
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Catania Fontanarossa Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $24.29. You can see that this is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 83% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $143.04 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Catania Fontanarossa Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 10 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average Rental Length
10
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
9
May
9
June
9
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
9
November
8
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Catania Fontanarossa Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Catania Fontanarossa Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in December.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
77%
January
95%
February
108%
March
125%
April
155%
May
130%
June
150%
July
128%
August
80%
September
52%
October
50%
November
49%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Maggiore Lancia Ypsilon 5 1 Small cars
Brent Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Brent Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
ACARENT Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Brent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Brent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Locauto Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Italy Car Rent Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

FAQ

Can I take a car rented in Sicily to Mainland Italy?
It is rare that a rental company will allow you to travel to the mainland with their rental car. In addition, the fee for such would be hefty and you may also not have any coverage at all while the car is on a ferry or the car train.
If I can't take the car to the mainland, can I drop it off at the port and pick up another at the mainland port?
Yes, this is the best thing to do. You not only save the rental company's fee but also the ferry cost for the car. There are rental companies that have locations at both ends of the ferry route. Be sure to search for the port locations when searching for a rental car to see what is available.
Is a Collision Damage Waiver and third-party liability insurance included in the rental rate?
Yes, all companies at Catania Fontana Rossa Airport include these in the rental cost, though the deductible for the CDW varies from company to company.
Can I decline the CDW and liability insurance in order to use my credit card insurance?
It is possible, in most cases, to decline these at the rental desk. However, do note that many credit card insurances do not cover cars rented in Italy. Be sure to confirm your coverage beforehand.
Can I an additional driver to my rental contract?
Yes, you most certainly can add an additional driver, with the caveat that they must meet all the same requirements as the main driver. In most cases, you can add this on the booking page, though you will pay for it at the rental desk.
Are diesel vehicles available in Sicily?
Yes, a number of rental companies at Catania Fontana Rossa Airport have diesel vehicles available. Be sure to use the filter on the left-hand side of the search results to see all available diesel cars for your dates.

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Lithuania
Fiat Panda
September 8, 2021
In Sicily you definitely need a car if you plan to travel around the island.
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
September 7, 2021
Sicily is beautiful and worth taking time to experience
Italy
Fiat Panda
July 5, 2021
Very nice places, excellent food. Nice beaches, sea water not the best ones.
Italy
Fiat Panda
June 17, 2021
Great places magnific location and people
Malta
Ford Fiesta
April 15, 2021
Good overall but check carefully for scratches before taking. We found lots more than listed and may have been charged for them on return had we not showed them first. I would use them again.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
November 9, 2020
Loads of choice at Catania & therefore usually v good prices. Worth checking if your pick up is walkable from the terminal. Most are.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
October 1, 2020
Short walk (10 mins) from the terminal
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
September 26, 2020
We didn't stay in Catania so not sure what its like. Taormina was very nice although parking can be an issue
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
July 28, 2020
Sicily is beautiful!
Italy
Citroen C3
July 18, 2020
Sicilia the best!!!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
July 17, 2020
We are spending time in Marina di Ragusa, a familiar and lived place
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
July 12, 2020
Long term Sicily renter. Do check the car out properly other Car Hire people will do anything to get money out of you! TAKE PICTURES BEFORE & AFTER. Take pictures of fuel gauge under number etc. No issues with Centauro but plenty of unscrupulous operators/ individuals.
France
Fiat Tipo
November 17, 2019
I recommand Joy Rent at Catania airport. Easy to rent, easy to let. Good acr and pleasant agents.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
October 10, 2019
Some beautiful towns, countryside and historic sites in southern Sicily, a little spoiled by very tatty poly-tunnels and a great deal of fly-tipping in the Donnalucata region, away from the town itself, where our villa was situated.
Ireland
Citroen C1
July 11, 2019
Beautiful and dreamy and car rental is straightforward but slower than other places as lots of documentation and photocopying
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
June 24, 2019
Little bit difficult place to find and a bit of a trek, but then most of the car rental places are. Bit slow to process the booking, but mega quick on the return process and very efficient. Would have been nice to get a washed and clean car as it was pretty dirty. But rather have a spanking new dirty car, than a clean old banger.... No issues on drop off with chips, dents, scratches etc as we didn't make any....
Canada
Ford Fiesta
June 8, 2019
Wonderful island to visit, the tiny hilltop towns were very interesting and each seemed to have Friendly people who enjoyed giving private tours, which including garages filled with carvings or stories about famous people like the mafia and musilini’s daughter (I think), like Nino who gave us some of his fortified wine and his address, pre-printed on a tiny piece of paper so we could send him the selfie! We stayed 3 days more than expected and didn’t see everything we wanted.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 2 doors
June 5, 2019
Driving a little tricky on tiny roads and bitalways in good condition
Netherlands
Fiat 500 2 doors
May 20, 2019
Go to the smaller places as they are the nicest! don't skip Erice, Ragusa, Modica and Noto!
Italy
Fiat Panda
April 26, 2019
The centre of Catalonia is nice, and easy to reach by car. There are also lots of lovely places in the surrounding area that you need a car to reach.

Top 25 Suppliers at Catania Fontanarossa Airport in 2021

Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+390645229545
Via Fontanarossa, 20, 95121 Catania CT
$30 - $33
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
+39095346893
AEROPORTO FONTANAROSSA, PALAZZINA AUTONOLEGGI
$26 - $236
National
Exceptional 9.2
+39095346893
Aeroporto Catania-Fontanarossa, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT
$28 - $238
Locauto
Exceptional 9
+39095346893
Aeroporto Fontanarossa, Partenze 20, 95121 Catania
$19 - $73
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+39095340925
Via San Giuseppe La Rena Fondo 4 c/o VIP Car Park
$17 - $63
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
+3909351865791 / 01 / +393929476260
C/O Vip Car Park At Fontanarossa Airport
$18 - $72
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
+39095349900 / +393489014626
Via Fontanarossa, 20, 95121 Catania CT
$10 - $93
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:29
Tue:08:00-23:29
Wed:08:00-23:29
Thu:08:00-23:29
Fri:08:00-23:29
Sat:08:00-23:29
Sun:08:00-23:29
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
+39958888180
Via San Giuseppe alla Rena Fondo 4, 95121 Catania CT
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
+39095346893
Aeroporto di Catania V. Bellini, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania
$16 - $115
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+39095340389
Aeroporto Fontanarossa
$42 - $87
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+39095348125
VIA FONTANAROSSA, 20
$32 - $50
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39095348125
VIA FONTANAROSSA, 20
$23 - $36
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
SKARENT
Excellent 8.6
+393314376881 / +393518252639
Via Fontanarossa, 95121, Catania
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+39095340500
Via Fontanarossa, 25, 95121 Catania CT
$29 - $63
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+39095340500
Catania Aeroporto FontanarossaAeroporto Fontanarossa
$26 - $138
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+39095346893
Aeroporto Fontanarossa
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Noleggiare
Excellent 8.2
+393928173940 / +39095348555
Aeroporto di Catania - Fontanarossa, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania
$17 - $121
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
+39095340925
S. G. La Rena - Zia Lisa, 95121 Catania, Province of Catania
$20 - $147
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+390957232063
Catania Airport Station, Via Fontanarossa, 20
Interrent
Very good 7.8
+390689830777
Fontanarossa Airport
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+393428750851
Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT
$43 - $138
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
+390645209634
On-Airport. Via Aeroporto, 13
$29 - $30
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7
+39095341893 / 3172487251
In Terminal
Surprice
Very good 7
+393451583163
Catania Fontanarossa Airport, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania
$23 - $44
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:30
Tue:08:30-19:30
Wed:08:30-19:30
Thu:08:30-19:30
Fri:08:30-19:30
Sat:08:30-19:30
Sun:08:30-19:30
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