Travel to Italy

Flying to Italy

The national airline is Alitalia (AZ) (

Flight times:

From London to Rome is 2 hours 50 minutes, and from New York is 9 hours 45 minutes.

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: BLQ. Location: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport is situated 6km (3.5 miles) northeast of Bologna. Money: There is a full-service bank on the first floor and ATMs and bureaux de change throughout the Main... Read more

Airport Code: LIN. Location: Milan Linate Airport is located 7km (4.3 miles) east of central Milan. Money: There are banks on the ground level of the terminal. ATMs and bureaux de change can be found on the... Read more

Airport Code: MXP. Location: Milan Malpensa Airport is located 45km (29 miles) northwest of Milan. Money: Banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are available in both terminals. Read more

Airport Code: NAP. Location: Naples International Airport is situated 7km (4 miles) northeast of Naples. Money: A bank is located to the right of Terminal 1, very close to the terminal building. ATMs and bureaux... Read more

Airport Code: PSA. Location: Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei is situated 1km (0.6 miles) north of Pisa. Money: A bank and a currency exchange desk are all available at Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport. Read more

Airport Code: FCO. Location: Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport is located 32km (20 miles) southwest of Rome, in the Lazio... Money: Banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the terminals. Read more

Airport Code: VCE. Location: Venice Marco Polo Airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) from Venice by road, 10km (6 miles) by water. Money: Bureaux de change, banks and 24-hour ATMs are located within the terminal building. Read more

Airport Code: CIA. Location: Rome Ciampino Airport is located 15km (9 miles) to the southeast of the centre of Rome. Money: There are two banks in the departures area. ATMs are located in the arrivals area and in the... Read more

Airport Code: CTA. Location: Catania Fontanarossa Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) southwest of central Catania. Money: There is a bank (open Monday to Friday) and a 24-hour ATM cash dispenser within the terminal... Read more

Airport Code: FLR. Location: Florence Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) northwest of Florence. Money: An ATM is located in Arrivals. Read more

Other airports in Italy

Verona Airport

Airport Code: VRN. Location: Verona Airport is the nearest international airport to Verona, located in Villafranca, just 12km (7... Website: Public transport description: A bus service between the airport and Verona's railway station departs every 20 minutes from early in the morning until late in the evening. Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall.

Turin Airport

Airport Code: TRN. Location: Turin airport is located in northern Turin, 16km (10 miles) from the city centre. Website: Public transport description: The Sadem Bus Shuttle (tel: (011) 300 0611; stops at Porta Nuova station in the city centre. The airport is also linked to the city by trains (tel: (011) 216 5352; to GTT Stazione Dora ( on Madonna di Campagna. The taxi rank is by arrivals and the journey to the city centre is around 30 minutes. It costs around €30 to reach downtown Turin.

Palermo Falcone Borsellino Airport

Airport Code: PMO. Location: Palermo airport is located 35km (22 miles) to the northwest of Palermo. Website: Public transport description: There are regular trains linking the airport to the city centre. The journey takes about an hour and trains run every 30 minutes peak times, every hour at other times. Coaches also serve the city centre (tel: (091) 580 457), running every 30 minutes and leaving from just outside the arrivals terminal. Taxis are also available (tel: (091) 225 455).

Travel by rail

Trenitalia SpA runs regular services covering national and international routes (tel: 892 021 in Italy; 06 6847 5475; The Artesia service is the fastest railway link between France and Italy.

Rail passes:

InterRail Global Passes are valid for travel in up to 30 European countries. There are two InterRail Global Pass types to choose from: ‘flexi passes’ and ‘continuous passes’. A flexi pass entitles you to unlimited travel on a fixed number of days during your trip. A continuous pass entitles you to unlimited travel every day of your trip. With a One Country Pass you can choose from unlimited travel on 3, 4, 6 or 8 days of your choice during a month.Available from Rail Europe (tel: 0844 848 4064, in the UK;

Offers broadly the same freedoms as the InterRail Passes, but is for sale solely to non-European residents. Tickets are valid for 15 days, 21 days, one month, two months or three months. Available from The Eurail Group (

Driving to Italy

Trenitalia runs regular daily services called auto al seguito (trains carrying cars), especially during the summer holiday season, covering national and international routes.

These services operate from special railway stations and are generally bookable at the departure station.

Owners must travel on the same train.. For more information on routes, contact the Italian State Tourist Board.

By road note:

For more information on routes, contact the Italian State Tourist Board (see Contact Addresses).

Getting to Italy by boat

Ferry operators:

Main ferry operators: Superfast Ferries (, SNAV (, Ustica Lines ( and Navigazione Libera del Golfo ( The main international routes are from Greece and Croatia. There are also links from Tunisia to Sicily. Cruise ships call at ports such as Genoa and Citavecchia.