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Looking for domestic flights within Italy? Use our search form above to search for flights between any Italian destinations.

What are domestic flights?

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A domestic flight within Italy is any flight that departs from a destination within Italy and arrives at another destination, still within Italy. For example, a popular domestic flight within Italy might be a flight that departs from Milan (MXP) in the north of Italy and arrives in the Sicilian city of Catania (CTA), down in the boot of Italy. This particular route is flown several times a day by multiple different airlines. 

Domestic flights within Italy are always short-haul, with even the longest flight times not lasting than one hour and 45 minutes. Most of the internal flights in Italy are operated by Italian airlines. However, there are some low-cost European airlines that fly domestic Italian routes, such as easyJet and Ryanair.

Key Domestic Airlines within Italy

For more information on each individual airline, click the airline name to visit each airline page.

Alitalia CityLiner

Alitalia CityLiner is the regional subsidiary of Italy's national carrier, Alitalia. As you'd expect, the airline has an extensive domestic route network, flying to more than 20 domestic destinations overall. The airline's hub is in Rome (FCO), with a second base at Milan (LIN). It offers flights all over the country, including to destinations such as Bologna, Genova, Pescara, Trieste and Venice.

Mainline Alitalia does offer some domestic flights itself, usually on routes between bigger cities, such as Rome and Milan. However, the service on Alitalia and Alitalia CityLiner remain the same and the planes use the same branding, so unless you check, you won't be able to tell whether your domestic flight within Italy is operated Alitalia or Alitalia CityLiner.

Domestic flight check-in times

Online: Online check-in is open from 24 hours up until 45 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.

Airport: Airpo4t check-in closes 35 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.

easyJet

Low-cost European airline easyJet has bases in Milan (MXP), Naples and Venice (VCE) and flies domestically to destinations all over Italy, including Rome, Lamezia Terme, Catania, Palermo, Venice, Turin, Olbia and Cagliari. Overall, easyJet flies to more than 15 destinations. However, domestic flights aren't available between all of these destinations and the majority of them will require you to fly from one of its main bases.

Domestic flight check-in times

Online: Online check-in is open from two days up until two hours before scheduled flight departure time.

Airport: Airport check-in closes 40 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.

Ryanair

Ryanair is a low-cost airline that has numerous bases all over Europe. It has multiple bases in Italy altogether and offers domestic flights between most of them. These include Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Milan (MXP), Naples, Palermo, Pescara, Pisa and Rome (FCO & CIA). 

Ryanair is unique in that offers flights from all three of Milan's airport — Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo and both of Rome's airports — Fiumicino and Ciampino.

Domestic flight check-in times

Online: Online check-in is available from 48 hours up until two hours before scheduled flight departure time.

Airport: Airport check-in closes 40 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.

Airports within Italy

 
REGION CITY AIRPORT
Abruzzo L'Aquila L'Aquila–Preturo Airport
Pescara Abruzzo Airport (Pescara Airport)
Asta Valley Aosta Aosta 'Corrado Gex' Airport
Apulia Bari Bari-Palese 'Karol Wojtyla' Airport
Brindisi / Salento Brindisi-Casale 'Orazio Pierozzi' Airport (Salento Airport)
Foggia Foggia 'Gino Lisa' Airport
Lecce Lecce Galatina Airport
Taranto Taranto-Grottaglie 'Marcello Arlotta' Airport
Calabria Crotone Crotone 'Sant'Anna' Airport
Lamezia Terme, Catanzaro Lamezia Terme Airport
Reggio Calabria Reggio Calabria 'Tito Minniti' Airport
Campania Naples Naples-Capodichino 'Ugo Niutta' Airport
Salerno Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport
Emilia-Romagna Bologna Bologna-Borgo Panigale 'Guglielmo Marconi' Airport
Forlì Forlì 'Luigi Ridolfi' Airport
Parma Parma 'Giuseppe Verdi' Airport
Ravenna Ravenna 'Gastone Novelli' Airport
Rimini Rimini-Miramare 'Federico Fellini' Airport
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Aviano, Pordenone Aviano Air Base ('Maurizio Pagliano & Luigi Gori')
Campoformido, Udine Udine-Campoformido Airport (military until 2008)
Ronchi dei Legionari / Trieste Friuli-Venezia Giulia 'Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà' Airport (Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari Airport)
Lazio Rome Rome-Fiumicino 'Leonardo da Vinci' Airport
Rome Rome Ciampino 'Giovan Battista Pastine' Airport
Liguria Albenga, Savona Villanova d'Albenga 'Clemente Panero' Airport
Genoa (Genova) / Sestri Ponente Genoa 'Cristoforo Colombo' Airport
Lombardy (Lombardia) Bergamo Bergamo-Orio al Serio 'Il Caravaggio' Airport
Brescia Brescia-Montichiari 'Gabriele D'Annunzio' Airport
Milan Milan-Malpensa Airport
Milan Milan-Linate 'Enrico Forlanini' Airport
Marche Ancona Ancona-Falconara 'Raffaello Sanzio' Airport
Piedmont (Piemonte) Cuneo Cuneo-Levaldigi 'Turin Olympics' Airport
Turin (Torino) Turin-Caselle 'Sandro Pertini' Airport
Sardinia (Sardegna) Alghero Alghero-Fertilia 'Riviera del Corallo' Airport
Cagliari Cagliari-Elmas 'Mario Mameli' Airport
Decimomannu, Cagliari Decimomannu Air Base ('G. Farina')
Olbia Olbia - Costa Smeralda Airport
Oristano Oristano-Fenosu Airport
Tortolì / Arbatax, Nuoro Tortolì-Arbatax Airport
Sicily (Sicilia) Catania Catania-Fontanarossa 'Vincenzo Bellini' Airport
Comiso Comiso 'Vincenzo Magliocco' Airport
Lampedusa Lampedusa Airport
Palermo Palermo-Punta Raisi 'Falcone & Borsellino' Airport
Pantelleria, Trapani Pantelleria Airport (public/military)
Sigonella Naval Air Station Sigonella (military)
Trapani Trapani-Birgi 'Vincenzo Florio' Airport
Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Bolzano Bolzano-Dolomiti 'Francesco Baracca' Airport
Tuscany (Toscana) Florence (Firenze) Florence-Peretola 'Amerigo Vespucci' Airport
Grosseto Aeroporto della Maremma 'Corrado Baccarini' Airport (public/military)
Lucca Lucca-Tassignano 'Enrico Squaglia' Airport
Marina di Campo, Elba Marina di Campo 'Teseo Tesei' Airport
Pisa Pisa-San Giusto 'Galileo Galilei' Airport (public/military)
Siena Siena–Ampugnano Airport
Umbria Perugia Perugia-Sant'Egidio 'Adamo Giuglietti' Airport
Veneto Belluno Belluno 'Arturo dell'Oro' Airport
Treviso Treviso-Sant'Angelo 'Antonio Canova' Airport
Venice (Venezia) Venice Marco Polo Airport
Verona Verona-Villafranca 'Valerio Catullo' Airport
Vicenza Vicenza 'Tommaso Dal Molin' Airport (public/military)

Why book domestic flights?

Beautiful iconic cities, culinary delights and a detailed history — Italy is one of the most popular European countries to visit.

However, without air travel, travelling around Italy can be very time-consuming. As an example, driving from Milan, at the top of Italy, to Lamezia Terme, at the boot (bottom) of Italy can take 11+ hours by road or multiple train journies. Whereas a flight will take just one hour and 45 minutes. 

If you want to get the most out of your Italian trip and explore as much as the country as possible, domestic flights are undoubtedly the best way to travel.

FAQs

Do I need a passport for italian domestic flights?

No, you don't need a passport for domestic flights within Italy. While it's advisable to have your passport on you while travelling on domestic flights within Italy, it's not essential. Airlines will accept most forms of government-issued photo ID, as long as it has not expired.

How early do I need to arrive in domestic flights?

For domestic flights in Italy, airport check-in closes 40 minutes before scheduled flight departure time at earliest. Therefore, it's recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart to allow time for check-in, baggage drop and to pass through security.

What is the baggage allowance for domestic flights in Italy?

Baggage allowance for domestic flights in Italy will differ from airline to airline. However, checked baggage is almost never included within the price of your ticket and will usually cost an extra fee.

Excluding Ryanair, most airlines will give passengers free carry-on baggage. This baggage will usually have a maximum weight limit of between 5–10 kg.

Can I buy domestic flights within Italy online?

Yes, you can buy domestic flights within Italy online at Alternative Airlines. We offer flights from all airlines that fly domestic routes within Italy.

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