February 11, 2015

Fly directly to Calabria from many cities worldwide


Pizzo, old village center in Calabria (photo by Susan C)

Whenever we are suggesting a holiday in Pizzo to our friends I realized how lucky we are in Pizzo (aka Pizzo Calabro or Pizzo di Calabria) being located so close to the international airport of Lamezia Terme (SUF).

Lamezia airport brings thousands of passengers every year to Calabria in Southern Italy from around the world. There are business men among tourist on the daily Alitalia flights from Rome or Milan, but most tourists come with budget airlines which fly directly into Lamezia Terme (SUF) once or twice weekly from allover Europe and even overseas.

I was impressed to find out from how many cities you can fly directly to Calabria, and of course vice versa, to where you can fly directly from Calabria. I am happy to share my list. Check with your airline during which months and which days direct flights are available. (Let me know, if I missed any city or airline).


Direct Flights to Lamezia Terme (SUF) :

Country
City
Airline
Belgium
Brussels (CRL)
Ryanair
Czech Republic


Brno (BRQ)
Prague (PRG)
Ostrava (OSR)
SmartWing

France
Paris Orly (ORY)
Easyjet
Germany







Berlin Tegel (TXL)
Koeln Bonn (CGN)
Düsseldorf (DUS)
Frankfurt Hahn (HHN)
Hanover (HAJ)
München (MUC)
Stuttgart (STR)
Weeze (NRN)
Airberlin
Germanwings
Airberlin/Germanwings
Ryanair
Germanwings
Airberlin
Germanwings
Ryanair
Italy







Bologna (BLQ)
Milano Bergamo (BGY)
Milano Malpensa (MXP)
Milano Linate (LIN)
Torino (TRN)
Pisa (PSA)
Roma (FCO)
Venice Treviso (TSF)
Ryanair
Ryanair
Easyjet
Alitalia
Alitalia
Ryanair
Blu-Express/Ryanair/Vueling/Alitalia
Ryanair
Netherlands
Amsterdam (AMS)
Transavia
Spain
Barcelona (BCN)
Vueling
Switzerland
Zürich (ZRH)
Airberlin
United Kingdom
London Stansted (STN)
Ryanair
Canada Toronto (YYZ) Airtransat



Pizzo is located just 25 km from Lamezia Terme airport, and can be reached by rented car or taxi in less than 30 minutes drive.

Tropea is located further down the coast, 60 km from the airport and about 1h 15min drive.

The central train station in Lamezia Terme is about 1 km from the International Airport. There is a shuttle bus to the station. Some people with light luggage even walk along the road, but you could also hire a taxi. However, if your destination is Pizzo, we would recommend to take a taxi directly to Pizzo or pre-book a pick-up service (both around 40 Euro one-way to Pizzo). Pizzo is a great place to start to explore la bella Calabria.

At the airport you will find different car rental services. You can pre-book a car online or book one at the airport. If you plan to drive into historic old towns, we recommend to rent a SMALL car as the alleys are very narrow.

Please note, if you plan to just spend a relaxing holiday in centro storico di Pizzo, the old town center, no car is required for your holiday as restaurants, bars, shops, tourist sights and the beach are in walking distance.

Other airports in Southern Italy: Reggio di Calabria, Catania (Sicily) and Naples.

photo source: Palazzo Pizzo copyright 2014
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