Travel to Italy

Flying to Italy

The national carrier is Alitalia (www.alitalia.com). Other airlines flying to Italy from the UK include British Airways (www.ba.com), easyJet (www.easyjet.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com).

Flight times:

To Rome: from London - 2 hours 30 minutes; New York - 8 hours 15 minutes.

Departure tax:

None.

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 of the airport, while ATMs and bureaux de change... 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 12km (7.5 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

Airport Code: TRN. Location: The airport is located about 15 km (9 miles) northwest of central Turin. Money: There are two banks, ATMs and a bureau de change in the terminal. Read more

Airport Code: VRN. Location: The airport is located about 9 km (6 miles) southwest of central Verona. Money: There are banks, ATMs and a bureau de change in the terminal. Read more

Airport Code: AOI. Location: The airport is located approximately 13km (8 miles) west of the city of Ancona. Money: A branch office of Banca Marche is located in Arrivals, which offers currency exchange services as... Read more

Airport Code: BRI. Location: The airport is located about 10km (6 miles) northwest of Bari city centre. Money: ATMs are available in both Arrivals and Departures, and a bureau de change is available in the... Read more

Airport Code: GOA. Location: The airport is located 7.5km (4.5 miles) west of central Genoa. Money: A bank, bureau de change and ATMs are available in the terminal. Read more

Airport Code: TRS. Location: The airport is located about 32km (19 miles) northwest of the city of Trieste. Money: There is a bank with an ATM service located near the main airport entrance. Read more

Airport Code: CAG. Location: The airport is located 7km (4.5 miles) northwest of central Cagliari. Money: ATMs are available for passenger use in both Departures and Arrivals. Read more

Airport Code: OLB. Location: The airport is located 2.5km (1.5 miles) south of the city of Olbia. Money: There are ATMs, a bank and a bureau de change located within the terminal. Read more

Airport Code: PMO. Location: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) to the west of the city of Palermo. Money: ATMs are available in the check-in area and in Departures. There is a bank counter on the first... Read more

Travel by rail

Trenitalia runs regular services covering national and international routes (tel: +39 06 6847 5475; www.trenitalia.com).

Overnight Thello trains run from Paris to Milan, Verona and Venice (www.thello.com).

Rail passes:

InterRail: offers unlimited first- or second-class travel in up to 29 European countries for European residents of over six months with two pass options. The Global Pass allows travel for 15 days, 22 days, one month, five days in 10 days or 10 days in 22 days across all countries. The One-Country Pass offers travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Travel is not allowed in the passenger's country of residence. Reductions are available for travellers under 26. Children under 12 are free when travelling with an adult using an Adult Pass. Supplements are required for some high-speed services, seat reservations and couchettes. Discounts are offered on Eurostar and some ferry routes. Available from Voyages-sncf.com (tel: +44 844 848 5848, in the UK; www.voyages-sncf.com).

Eurailpass: offers unlimited train travel in up to 28 European countries. Tickets are valid for 15 days, 21 days, one month, two months, three months, five days in 10 days, 10 days in two months or 15 days in two months. The Global Pass allows travel across all participating countries. The Select Pass is valid in four bordering countries. The Regional Pass lets you travel in two bordering countries. The One Country Pass offers travel in one of 27 countries.

Adult passes are valid for first-class travel, while youth passes (under 26) are valid for second-class travel. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult using an Adult Pass. The passes cannot be sold to EU citizens or residents. Available from Eurail (www.eurail.com).

Getting to Italy by boat

Ferry operators:

Main ferry operators: Superfast Ferries (www.superfast.com), SNAV (www.snav.it), Ustica Lines (www.usticalines.it) and Navigazione Libera del Golfo (www.navlib.it).

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.




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