There are two gateways for exploring Sicily – you can fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Palermo (PMO), or London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania (CTA). Both flights take just three hours.
Fly to Palermo with its world-renowned archaeological museum, the mosaic-encrusted pillars of the Norman cathedral in Monreale and for access to the Verdura Resort and the southern coast fishing village of Sciacca. Fly to Catania for hill towns in the south, the glitzy Taormina resorts and Syracuse with its ancient island centre, Ortygia. Hire a car for outside the cities for holidays in Sicily with more freedom. There’s a lot to see – and 3,000 years of shifting histories to explore.
Flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)
Fly to Catania with British Airways. The second-largest city in Sicily serves the east coast of the island. Our regular, summer-only flights go from London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) in under three hours.
Flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Palermo Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO)
Fly to Palermo with British Airways. The capital city of Sicily is a great gateway to the north coast. Choose flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Palermo Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO). Flights are twice weekly year-round, on a Friday and a Sunday, and take under three hours.
Whatever destination you choose, save time on your Sicilian holiday by taking advantage of our mobile, online or airport check-in options. Take hand baggage only or a generous 23kg luggage allowance and two cabin bags. Travel in Euro Traveller or Club Europe. You can also buy delicious food from British food favourite M&S on board all flights flying from/to London Heathrow and London Gatwick. That means you can sit back, relax and enjoy the food you love from the British high street while in the air. For your convenience we will only accept credit/debit cards on board.
Depending on which airport you chose to fly to, you will either be arriving in Palermo in the north, or Catania on the eastern coast. Transport into Palermo is simple by either bus or cab, taking 55 and 35 minutes respectively. To get in to Catania’s centre, the bus takes only 20 minutes and costs one euro. Taxis wait outside the terminal and will take you to Catania centre for €20, taking 15 minutes. For Taormina there is a direct bus or taxi or transfer from Catania airport. Book car hire, in partnership with Avis, and receive great benefits – with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support. Earn Avios on every rental or join Avis Preferred and beat the queues with faster pick up.