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About Brindisi Airport (BDS)
Contrada Baroncino, 72100 Brindisi BR, Italy
+39 0831 411 7406
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Brindisi Airport (IATA: BDS, ICAO: LIBR), is an airport serving the Brindisi area in Italy. Scroll down or click here to see what Brindisi Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 4 shops, 0 cafes, and 0 restaurants at Brindisi Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.
This airport has two asphalt runways; one is 1,796 meters long and one is 3,048 meters long. 21,913 aircraft movements took place on those runways in 2019, and over 2.6 million passengers were coming and going through the terminal doors. There are over 20 airlines that stop at BDS, and most of those flights are seasonal from places like Munich and Barcelona.
BDS started as a military base in the 1920s before commercial flights to Rome began flying in and out in the 30s. While there are still military operations at the airport, it became a fully civilian airport in 2008. Its official name is Brindisi Papola Casale Airport after the Italian pilot, Antonio Papola. Because of its location in the Mediterranean, it is a strategic NATO support stop for peacekeeping.
Ground transportation includes buses and taxis, as well as a selection of rental cars. There are two parking areas for long- and short-term parking. The first 15 minutes are free.
How far away is Brindisi Airport from from the centre of Brindisi?
It takes approximately 14 mins to drive the 3.7 mi (6 kilometres) between the centre of Brindisi and Brindisi Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside BDS airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Italy.
What are the parking options at Brindisi Airport?
External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Brindisi Airport.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is there to do upon arrival at Brindisi Airport?
Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 4 different shops around Brindisi Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.
Brindisi Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities
Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Brindisi Airport include:
What airlines operate passenger services out of Brindisi Airport?
The following airlines all fly passenger services out of Brindisi Airport:
Duty Free Allowance at Brindisi Airport
If you are travelling to Italy from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).
What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Brindisi Airport from inside the EU
Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:
- 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
- 110 litres of beer
- 10 litres of spirits
- 90 litres of wine
- 20 litres of fortified wine
What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Brindisi Airport from outside the EU
If you are entering Italy from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).
- 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
- 4 litres of still wine
- 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
- 16 litres of beer
- up to £390 worth of all other goods
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