Brindisi Airport duty free

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About Brindisi Airport (BDS)

Contrada Baroncino, 72100 Brindisi BR, Italy
City: Brindisi
+39 0831 411 7406
Arrivals: Brindisi – Salento Airport (BDS) Arrivals
Departures: Brindisi – Salento Airport (BDS) Departures
40.6576, 17.947001
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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 If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.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

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

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:

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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
Brindisi Airport Reviews

Great little airport, modern and pleasant. Separate space for all the car hire companies. Good experience
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