Trapani

Trapani Airport

IATA Code: TPS

ICAO Code: LICT

Number of passengers: ~ 1.000.000

Trapani Airport (TPS), or fully Trapani-Birgi Vincenzo Florio Airport, is an international airport serving Trapani in Sicily. The airport is one of five airports serving Sicily with approximately a million passengers a year. However, the passenger movement decreased in the last few years to around 400.000 passengers annually. TPS Airport is located on the west coast of Sicily, about 18 kilometres from Trapani city centre. The airport serves both seasonal and all-year-round flights to several destinations with a few more being announced. The most popular international flights arrive from the Netherlands, Germany, Malta and the Czech Republic. Besides being a civil airport, Trapani Birgi also serves as a military airbase.  

If travelling to Trapani, Sicily, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about Trapani Birgi.

Trapani Airport airlines

There are several airlines operating TPS Airport, offering both seasonal and regular flights. Most of the regular flights are domestic flights with arrivals from Brindisi Airport, Milan Malpensa Airport, Rome Fiumicino Airport, Naples Airport etc. 

There are several international flights served at the airport such as to the Netherlands (Amsterdam Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport), Germany (Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport) and Czechia (Prague Airport). 

Below is the list of airlines offering departures and arrivals to and from Trapani Airport:

  • AlbaStar
  • Ryanair
  • Blue Air
  • Corendon Dutch Airlines
  • DAT
  • Lumiwings
  • Tayaran Jet

Trapani Airport facilities

TPS Airport is not a big international airport but still offers several amenities to its passengers. If you are in a layover or simply waiting for a flight, here is the list of services offered by the airport that you might find useful:

  • WiFi service
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Car rental
  • ATMs
  • Medical service
  • Duty-free shops

Trapani Birgi Airport

How to get from Trapani Airport to Trapani

TPS Airport offers several means of transport between the airport and the city. Find out both public and private transport options in the text below.

Bus

AST (Azienda Siciliana Transporti) offers bus transport from Trapani Birgi to Trapani. Buses operate from early morning hours to late evening hours every day, but the schedule varies from day to day. Buses have a reduced schedule on holidays and do not operate on Christmas day only. Check out the detailed schedule here

The price of a ticket to Trapani is around €5

NOTE: The bus makes a stop at requests only.

From TPS Airport to other destinations by bus

If travelling from the airport to some other city, there are buses taking you to Palermo and Agrigento

  • Autolinee Lumia operates between the airport and Agrigento several times a day.
  • Autoservizi Salemi connects Trapani Airport with Palermo, Palermo Airport and Marsala.

Check out the most popular bus routes from TPS Airport below:

Trapani Airport – PalermoTrapani Airport – Palermo Airport
Trapani Airport – Villa san GiovanniTrapani Airport – Marsala

Taxi

Passengers who don’t like using public transport or carry a lot of luggage can consider taking a taxi. You will find a taxi area just in front of the main entrance to the airport. Taxi fares are regulated so the ride from TPS Airport to the city will cost you about €30. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes. If travelling to some other destination, the initial fare is about €3 and the minimum fare is about €15. 

Transfer

Another way to travel from the airport is by door-to-door transfer. The professional driver waits for you at the airport and takes you to the doorstep of your accommodation or anywhere else in the city. 

Car hire at Trapani Airport

If you prefer to travel and explore the area on your own, then consider car hire at the airport. You will find several car rental agencies and their stalls located in the Arrivals hall. For a hassle-free experience, rent a car online in advance. 

Rent a bus

If you are travelling in a large group and wish to explore the region, you should consider renting a bus before your arrival. Contact a bus rental agency at least a couple of weeks in advance to arrange all the details like meeting and pick-up points at the airport.

Accommodation

Trapani Airport FAQs

I arrive late at Trapani airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

That shouldn’t be a problem since there are buses operating till evening hours. However, if you arrive at a time when there are no buses, consider taking a taxi or a private transfer.

I would like to spend one day in Trapani in between flights. Is this possible?

That should be possible since there are regular bus services as well as a taxi and the ride is up to 30 minutes in one way. 

Can I exchange money at Trapani airport?

Yes, you will find ATMs where you can draw cash.

Is there a WiFi service at Trapani airport?

Yes, the airport provides 1 hour of a free WiFi connection to passengers who transit in the Terminal.

Is there luggage storage at Trapani airport?

Yes, a luggage storage service is available on the ground floor of the Arrivals. The office is open daily from 04:30 am to 12:30 pm. The price for standard luggage is around €10 per day. 

I am continuing my journey outside Trapani. Are there any bus lines from the airport to other cities?

Yes, as mentioned above, there are bus connections from the airport to Palermo and Agrigento. You can search for other bus connections directly on GetByBus
There are also boat lines connecting the airport to Pantelleria, Levanzo, Favignana, Marittimo, Napoli and Ustica. 

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