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Alitalia ( offers direct flights (one hour) from Palermo (twice daily) and Catania (once daily) to Aeroporto di Lampedusa. Lampedusa's airport is just 1km east of the main town and the ferry dock.


Siremar and Traghetti delle Isole both run year-round ferries from Porto Empedocle to Lampedusa (€47, 8½ to 9¾ hours). Between late June and September, Liberty Lines also runs four to five weekly hydrofoils along this same route (€65, 4¼ hours).