Trapani (Birgi) Airport TPS Sicily
Updated summer 2011.
Trapani airport (TPS) is fastly expanding and becoming the gateway to south west sicily, Trapani, Marsala, Salemi, Scopello, Segesta and the Egadi Islands. Historically a military airport. With Ryanair operating flights from here since last year, the airport has transformed from an outside hut into a discreet international airport. Don’t expect too much, you still have to walk to and from the plane across the landing strips, but its getting there.
Over the last 6 months the once old arrival lounge and delapidated departure lounge has now been transformed, there is even an escalator to go to the new 1st floor departure lounge. Don’t expect to see screens listing departure gate (as of 2011 they exist), as it is each gate is dedicated to a specific destination. That will make sense when you get through customs control. Currently gate 6 is exclusively for departures to London Luton for example.
Location: 20 minutes south of Trapani, between Trapani and Marsala. Motorway connection 5 minutes distance. I would strongly advise car hire for onward transport as the public services are scarce.
Enjoy the scenic arrival flying in over the Egadi Islands of Favignana, Levanzo, Marettimo and the hilltop town of Erice as you fly in to TPS. Trapani from the air looks a little rundown, with its 1970’s appartment blocks. Recently modernised for the America’s cup in 2005, (what was it like before?) Trapani offers an interesting seaside town, fishing and commercial port (yes international cruisers now dock here) with beautiful churches and amazingly a pretty modern wide range of shops. Great place to start a holiday round SW Sicily.
Trapani accomodation :
MIPC has some great local contacts with hotels, b&bs, seaside villas for rental and city centre furnished appartments to rent. Use the email MIPC tab at the top of this page to get more information or visit here Trapani rent
TPS Trapani airport:
For airport info call them directly on +39 0923.842502 (option 1 for info)
Arrivals: Arrival lounge small. Exit into main lounge, 1 bar, main car hire companies present, no shops…nothing else…oh now there is also a cash machine on the left when you enter arrivals lounge. TPS is 20 minutes from downtown Trapani, you NEED to arrange transport to move onwards from here. In car exit airport keep right till 1st roundabout for onward directions.
Italian Electric socket ? Recharge your laptop before departure: There is a normal italian plug socket on the wall behind the escalotor, directly across from the bar. Next to the girl, Marina, who safe wraps the luggage (not anymore but the socket is still there).
Car hire: Main operators present. (Try Nolomania local and cheap tel +39 0923.842895) Car hire pick up outside airport on the LEFT 300metre walk NO shuttle bus. Others present with local numbers are Hertz +39 0923.842665 | SIXT +39 0923.28533/28655 | Europacar +39 0923.842828 | AVIS +39 0923.842290
Car hire dropoff: Follow directions for Trapani Birgi airport. The very last sign is confusing as it states Florio military airport “Aeroporto Florio”…its the same airport..theres only one here. Drive towards main terminal and drop off on the left just before long term car park barriers all before terminal. No petrol station in airport. Nearest petrol station for top up difficult to find. Make sure you top up on motorway, or downtown Trapani, or Marsala.
Public Transport: (not frequent)
Bus : Bus stops directly outside airport terminal. There are 2 stops. Buy your bus ticket in the airport termial at the bar/kiosk.
Buses (white coaches called “Salemi”) Operating route is Marsala via Trapani airport to Palermo railway station (1 hour from airport) : Same white “Salemi” bus also for Trapani airport to Marsala. Make sure you get the right one as rarely both destinations Palermo and Marsala buses are waiting outside airport.
Buses (local APT blue buses) to Trapani bus station (20 mins) or Trapani port for onward journey to Egadi Islands.
Terravision is now operating a bus from Trapani airport onwards to Palermo city centre, via Trapania city centre. Get your tickets on the ryanair flight. 12 euros single to Palermo 8 euro single to Trapani (the local bus above is cheaper for Trapani) or book online at http://www.terravision.eu/trapani_palermo.html
Trapani airport – Mazara del Vallo : As from 8th August 2011 there is now a bus “AST” connecting TPS airport directly to downtown Mazara del Vallo (via Guido Dorso).
Departure times from airport to Marsala (journey 60 minutes) are : 5:45 7:40 13:40 14:55 16:45 20:30 23:30
Departure times from Marsala (via Guido Dorso) to TPS airport are: 4:45 6:20 7:45 13:50 15:15 19:15 22:00
Taxis : Not many. 30 euro to downtown Trapani. Confirm and negotiate price before getting in taxi.
TPS Departure: TPS is small, so you don’t need to be here too early for departures. Check in towards the right as you walk into the terminal (ground floor). Departures first floor. as from october 2010 there are 2 bars 1 guift/book shop in departure lounge after passport control.
Italian Electric socket ? Recharge your laptop before departure: There is a normal italian plug socket on the wall behind the escolator, directly across from the bar. Next to the girl, Marina, who safe wraps the luggage.
Travelling to Salemi ? Click through for directions TPS to Salemi.
Want to know more about Trapani click through here Trapani Sicily. (next blog posting yet to do).
Ryanair now connects Trapanai Airport in Sicily all across Europe including :
Flights to Trapani with Ryanair are now direct from
Girona (Barcelona) (GRO)
Girona Airport is located just 18 Km from Girona city. Buses, operated by “Sagales”, connect the airport to Girona. The bus journey takes approximately 20-25 minutes and costs €2.50 one way. The bus stop is located outside arrivals. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside arrivals. A taxi to Girona takes approximately 15-20 minutes and costs €20-25.
Madrid Barajas Airport is located 15km from the centre Madrid. A taxi to the city centre should take 25-30 minutes and cost €15-€20. The airport Metro station is located in Terminal 2. Trains run daily from 6 am to 2 am. The journey time to city centre takes approx. 40 minutes and costs €1.10. The Airport bus to the Plaza de Colon (Route 89) departs from the Arrivals level of each terminal from 04:45 am until 02:00 am and costs approx. €2.40.
Malta (MLA) :
The Republic of Malta is a small but heavily populated island nation in the middle of the Mediterranean. Consisting of 7 islands it is a popular tourist resort due to it’s tropical climate, exciting nightlife, and a history dating back thousands of years.
Milano Milan (Bergamo) (BGY) Milan Orio al Serio
is located approximately 45 Km from the city of Milan. There’s a cheap and easy way to get you to Milan centre: take Terravision bus and get to Milan in 60 mins at only €10 one way! There is no direct rail connection from the airport however there is a rail connection in Bergamo city where you have a 15 minute bus journey costing €1.55 to the train station and €4.00 for the train to Milan taking about an hour. There is also a bus service from the outside arrivals to Milan operated by Autostradale and the journey will take about an hour and cost €6.70.
“FROM MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT TO MILAN CENTRAL STATION AND THE DOLOMITES”
Terravision operates a direct coach service from Milan Bergamo to Milan Central Station. Journey Time is 60mins. Frequency about every 30 mins. Tickets cost €10 one-way and €16 return. BOOK NOW your transfer to Milan.
Terravision also provides a direct coach service from Milan Bergamo Airport to the Dolomites: the most comfortable, convenient and easiest to book, in just a click! BOOK NOW your transfer to Bolzano; Ortisei; Santa Christina; Selva Val Gardena or special service to Merano; Alpe de Siusi and Corvara at only 17 euro one way.
Aeroporto Galileo Galilei Pisa is located approximately 80 Km from Florence. Terravision operate a bus service into Florence city centre. The buses depart from outside arrivals. Journey time is approximately 70 minutes and cost is €10 one way. Click here for further details. There is also a direct rail connection from the airport which leaves from outside departures. Journey time is approximately 60 minutes and the single fare costs €5.10. For further information please check www.pisa-airport.com.
“FROM PISA AIRPORT TO FLORENCE”
Terravision operates a direct coach service from Pisa Airport to Florence city centre. Coaches depart from outside the arrivals hall. Journey time is approximately 70 minutes and cost is €10 one-way and €16 return.
Roma (Ciampino) (CIA) Rome
CIAMPINO “G. B. Pastine” is located approximately 15 Km outside of Rome. Don’t waste precious travel time and money getting into town – Terravision coach transfers are the easiest and cheapest way to get straight into Rome city centre. Coaches depart from Ciampino airport approx. 20 minutes after flight arrival, with tickets costing €6 single. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes. Click here to book your transfer on-line. There are also taxis from outside international arrivals costing on average €35 taking 40 minutes to get to the city.
“FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT TO ROME”
Terravision operates a direct coach service from Ciampino Airport to Rome city centre. Coaches depart from outside the departures terminal. High departure frequencies, in line with FR flight arrivals and departures. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes and cost is €4 one way and €8 return.
Torino Turin (TRN) Turin -
Sandro Pertini International airport is 16 Km from Turin. There are rail, bus and taxi connections to Turin. The railway station is by the airport car park, journey time is 20 minutes and tickets are€3 one way/€5 return. “Sadem” buses leave from the airport arrivals entrance. Journey time is approximately 50 minutes and tickets are €5 one way. See www.sadem.it for more details. The taxi rank is outside the arrivals entrance; journey time is approximately 30 minutes and will cost €30-€40.
Terravision Bus Turin Airport <-> Turin city centre
Terravision operates a bus service between Turin airport and Turin city centre. The price for the one-way ticket is €5 and for the return ticket is €10. This service has 3 stops in Turin centre: Rebaudengo Square, Porta Nuova Station and Vittorio Emanuele Street. The journey time from the airport to the city centre goes from 15 to 40 minutes, depending on the stop.
Treviso Airport is situated 3 Km outside of Treviso city centre. AACT city operates a bus service into town .Buses depart from outside the terminal building, journey time is 10 – 15 minutes and tickets cost €1.00. Timetables and other information can be found on www.actt.it. A taxi rank is located outside arrivals. Journey time to the city centre is 10 minutes and cost is €20.00. There is a cheap and easy way to get you to Dolomities, also in summertime: take Terravision bus and get to Cortina, Dobbiaco and Brunico at only 17 euro one way!
“FROM TREVISO AIRPORT TO THE DOLOMITES”
Terravision provides a direct coach service from Treviso Airport to Dolomites: the most comfortable, convenient and easiest to book, in just a click! BOOK NOW your transfer to Cortina ; Dobbiaco and Brunico at only 17 euro one way.
Billund is situated in the centre of the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark. Billund is most famous for Lego, Legoland and Billund Airport. Each year the latter two bring approx. three million people to the town. Billund is the home of LEGO headquarters. Billund Airport, Denmark’s second busiest airport, was built by LEGO in the 1960s. There is a bus from Billund Airport to central Aarhus: Price: 180.- DKK. Tickets are sold on board the airport bus. US dollars, Pounds and Euro will be accepted. Distance to Aarhus is 1hr and 25 mins.
Airport Bratislava is located approximately 9 Km from the city of Bratislava. There is no rail connection to the city but there is a bus service from outside the terminal operated by MHD. The journey would take approximately 25 minutes costing 18,-SKK. There is also a taxi service from outside the arrivals hall and it costs between 350-400,-SKK and it will take around 15 minutes. There is a cheap and easy way to get you to Vienna center: take Terravision bus and get to Vienna at special online price at only 10 euro one way, 16 euro return!
Brema/ Breman (BRE)
Bremen Airport can be reached directly from the main railway station and the `ZOB´ (central coach station) by tram no. 6 which stops just 22 metres from the airline check-in desks. At peak times the tram runs every 10 minutes. A single ticket costs €2.10. The journey time from the main railway station/central coach station takes about 17 minutes. A taxi from the main railway station to the airport costs about €10. It takes approx. 20 minutes, depending on the traffic. Hamburg can be reached five times a day directly by bus. A trip takes 90 – 120 minutes. Tickets available online (12,- €) or at the bus (14,- €). Timetable and online booking at www.bus2fly.com. Your fastest and most direct transfer from the north of the Netherlands to Airport Bremen 4 x daily from Groningen CS Tickets available online or in nearly 90 agencies (e.g. Groningen Tourist-Information)
Bruxelles (Charleroi) (CRL)
Brussels South Charleroi Airport is located approximately 8 km from the centre of Charleroi and 46 Km from the centre of Brussels. A bus connects the airport to the trainstation. There are rail connections to the rest of Belgium. Please check www.charleroi-airport.com for further information.
Cagliari Airport is located approximately 5 Km west of Cagliari. To reach the city from the airport, there is taxi service (approx € 20), and a bus (approx €2.00). The bus takes 10 minutes and tickets need to be purchased before boarding the bus.
Dublino / Dublin (DUB)
Dublin Airport is located approximately 10 Km from Dublin city. Terravision, in partnership with Aircoach, operate a coach service from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre, and then onto South Dublin. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes to O’Connell St, with departures up to every 10 minutes 24 hours a day. Tickets can be purchased on board all Ryanair flights into Dublin. There is also a taxi rank outside the arrivals terminal. A taxi to Dublin city will take about 20 minutes and cost approximately €15.00.
Dusseldorf (Weeze) NRN
Airport Weeze is located 5 km from Weeze, approximately 70 km from Düsseldorf and 60 km from Arnhem and Nijmegen. Buses to Weeze, to Düsseldorf, to Essen, to Duisburg and Cologne and to the dutch Cities of Arnhem, Nijmegen, Utrecht and Amsterdam leave from outside the terminal. To Weeze train station the journey takes approximately 10 minutes. To Düsseldorf it takes 1 hour 15 Minutes. From Airport Weeze to Amsterdam it takes 3 ½ hours. There is also a taxi rank in front of the terminal.
Eindhoven : (EIN)
Eindhoven Airport is located approximately 8 Km from Eindhoven and 120 Km from Amsterdam. There is no rail connection from the airport to the surrounding cities however there is a bus service to Eindhoven and Amsterdam.
Francoforte-Hahn : Franckurt (HNN) :
Frankfurt-Hahn is located approximately 124 km from the city of Frankfurt in the low mountain range area Hunsrück and the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate). There is no rail service to the airport. Terravision runs a new service connecting Hahn Airport to Neu-Isenburg, Offenbach and Hanau for €8. Other shuttle bus services connect the airport with Frankfurt-city centre, Trier, Koblenz, Mainz, Worms and other towns. There are connections the gemstone-city Idar-Oberstein and the health resort Bad Kreuznach in the Nahe Valley. Bingen and Koblenz in the Middle Rhine Valley have shuttle bus connections as well as Bullay and Zell in the Moselle valley. Cars can be hired in the terminal building and taxis are available outside. The airport is reachable by car over the highway A 61, exit Rheinböllen, from where you take the trunk road B 50 to Hahn airport.
Genova : Genoa (GOA) :
Genoa Airport is situated about 6 Km outside of Genoa city. There is a bus connection to the city centre from outside the arrivals terminal, operated by AMT; the journey time is 30/45 minutes and tickets cost €3. Taxis are also available; the journey time is approximately 20 minutes and a taxi to the city centre costs about €15.00.
Gothenburg City : (GSE) : Sweden : Gothenburg Airport is situated 12 Km outside of Gothenburg city. There is a bus connection to the city centre from outside the terminal building, operated by Vasttrafik; the journey time is 25 minutes and tickets cost SEK 50. Timetables and any additional info can be found on www.vasttrafik.se
Ibiza (IBZ) :
Ibiza Airport, the airport is situated about five miles (8km) south of Ibiza Town.
Transportation. A bus runs every half an hour from the airport to Ibiza Town (and return). It is more convenient to take taxis, which are available for transport to Ibiza and other towns on the island. There are ferry crossings from nearby Port de Formentera to the island of Formentera throughout the day, taking about 45 minutes.
Airport Facilities. Facilities at Ibiza Airport include duty-free shops, restaurants, bars, fast food outlets, a bank, post office, bureau de change and ATMs.
Parking. Short- and long-term parking is available. The first half hour or less is free.
Karlsruhe-Baden : Germany (FKB)
Karlsruhe-Baden Airport is located approximately 15 Km from Baden-Baden. There is no rail service but there is a bus service from outside the terminal building operated by SWEG. The journey would take around 30 minutes costing €2.50 and you can check the timetable on www.sweg.de. There is a taxi service from outside arrivals which will cost you approximately €28.00 and take around 15 minutes.
Krakow : Poland (KRK)
John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice is located approximately 10 Km from the city of Kraków. The train connection from the airport is 200m from the main terminal; journey time is approximately 15 minutes to the city and the cost is 3,80 PLN. There is a bus service that runs from the airport, this is located outside the terminal and is operated by Municipal Transport Authority. Journey time is approximately 35 minutes; cost is 2,50 PLN.
Liverpool (LPL) :
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located approximately 11.5 Km outside of Liverpool city. There is no direct rail service from the airport but there is a rail service 5 minutes away by bus. Cost is approximately £1.40 to the city. There is also a taxi service outside the terminal building, cost is approximately £12; journey time is 20 minutes.
“FROM LIVERPOOL AIRPORT TO MANCHESTER CITY”
Terravision operates a direct coach service from Liverpool Airport to Manchester City Centre (Sackville St and Shudehill Interchange). Journey time is circa 50 minutes, and price is at only £6 one way. Book your transfer to Manchester online.
Londra-Luton : London : (LTN)
London Luton Airport is located 30 miles from London city centre. A free shuttle bus links the airport with the train station. Journey time by train into the city is approximately 30 minutes and costs approx €15.00. Further information can be found on www.thameslink.co.uk.
“FROM LUTON AIRPORT TO LONDON VICTORIA”
Terravision operates a coach service from Luton Airport to London Victoria. Terravision stops also at Brent Cross; Marble Arch (Underground Station) and other central London locations. Journey Time is 65 mins. Tickets cost £11 one-way and £14 return. The service runs up to every 20 mins, 24 hours a day. BOOK NOW your transfer to London
Maastricht : (MST) : Germany :
Maastricht Aachen Airport Maastricht central railway station bus shuttle departs 30 minutes after landing of flights.. Duration of the ride is 15 minutes and tickets cost €5. Departing passengers are advised to use bus 59 departing Maastricht Central Railway station at .05 minutes past each hour (weekdays 5:10-22:10, Saturdays 7.10-22.10, Sundays & holidays: 8.10-22.10). Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Memmingham (Munich West) : Germany : (FMM) :
Memmingen Airport is a small public airport located in the town of Memmingerberg in close proximity to the city of Memmingen, Germany, in the Swabia region. It is one of three commercial airports in Bavaria and the has the highest elevation of all of Germany’s commercial airports. Prior to 2008-09-25, it was known as Allgäu Airport/Memmingen.
Located about 2.5 km from the city centre of Memmingen and 100 km from the city centre of Munich, it not only serves Memmingen and the Allgäu area but also provides a low-cost alternative to Munich Airport.
Oslo (Torp) : Norway : (TRF) :
Sandefjord Torp Airport is approximately 110 Km from the city of Oslo, and only 8 KM from Sandefjord. There is a rail connection to Oslo and to Skien. Shuttle bus to the train outside the terminal building (timetable and prices: www.nsb.no) There is a bus service, operated by Torpexpressen that is located outside the terminal building. Journey time is approximately 1hr 45 minutes; cost is 180 NOK one way/ 300 NOK return (students and senior citizens 260 NOK return).
Parigi- Beauvais : Paris France : (BVA) :
Beauvais Airport is located approximately 80 Km from the centre of Paris. There is no rail service from the airport but there is a bus service. Journey time is approximately 1 hour. Cost is €13.00.
Paris-Beauvais Airport Shuttle
Stoccolma Skavsta : Sweden (NYO) :
Stockholm (Skavsta) Airport is situated 100 KM south of Stockholm and 7 KM northwest from Nyköping. Airport coaches operates to and from Stockholm/Södertälje and Norrköping/Linköping. The local train station in Nyköping is 7 km away. A taxi to Nyköping from costs SEK 190 and should take approximately 10 minutes, while a taxi to the centre Stockholm costs approximately SEK 1,300 and should take approximately 60 minutes.
Two bus services run from Skavsta to Nyköping no. 515 and 715
Trieste : Italy (TRS) :
Trieste Ronchi Airport is situated 33 Km outside of Trieste city. There is a bus connection to the city centre leaving from outside the Terminal building. This is operated by APT Gorizia; the journey time is 50 minutes and tickets cost €2.85. Timetables and any additional info can be found on www.aptgorizia.it.
Valenzia : Spain : (VLC) ;
Valencia Airport is located approximately 7 Km from the city of Valencia. There is a bus connection to the city centre from outside the terminal building operated by Aerobus. The journey should take between 15 and 20 minutes and tickets cost €2.50. Taxis are also available from the airport, a journey into town would cost on average €20.00 and take just over 15 minutes.