Travel Information

How to reach Palermo


TrainBy train
The Central Station of Palermo is located in Piazza Giulio Cesare and is connected to the national railway line (Trenitalia). For the routes that require the passage of the Strait of Messina, the train embarks on the ferry (for example if you are coming from Milan, Rome or Naples).
For additional details, please visit the Trenitalia website.

CarBy car
Palermo is the ideal junction node of the three main branches of the motorway network in Sicily:

  • A19 Catania - Palermo: the route is about 220 km.
  • A20 Messina - Palermo: the route is about 230 km.
  • A29 Trapani - Palermo: the route is about 110 km.

The A20 runs along the Tyrrhenian coast from Messina after crossing the Strait by ferry services active during the day.

From Airport (PMO) to Hotels in Palermo. Service to be booked a few days before departure.

Ph. (+39) 091.6302892 - (+39) 091.6301577

Ph.  (+39) 091 6622372

Ph. (+39) 091 7630797

FerryBy ferry
The Port of Palermo, just 200 meters from the historic centre of Palermo, accommodates the following companies and links:

You should visit for information about schedules, ferries and ships.

PlaneBy plane
Two airports allow getting to Palermo easily: Palermo International Falcone Borsellino Airport (PMO) and Trapani-Birgi "Vincenzo Florio" Airport (TPS).
Palermo International Falcone Borsellino Airport (PMO).

Falcone-Borsellino Airport is at Punta Raisi, 35km (22 miles) northwest of Palermo on the A29 motorway. There are regular flights between Palermo and most mainland Italian/European/Overseas cities.
From Airport (PMO) to Palermo centre and vice versa

BusBy Shuttle Bus (POLITEAMA bus stop)
From Airport (PMO) to Palermo city -> First route at 5.00 am – a run every 30 minutes – last route at 12.15 am.
From Palermo city to Airport (PMO) -> First route at 4.00 am – a run every 30 minutes – last route at 10.30 pm.
It takes 50 minutes.
Ticket price:

  • One way € 6,30
  • Return € 11,00

The ticket can be purchased on-line at, from the APP that can be downloaded from Google Play and AppStore, on the bus and at the ticket office of the Airport next to the Arrivals and the bus stop.
Autolinee Prestia e Comandè
Ph. (+39) 091586351 or (+39) 091580457

BusBy Taxi
Located at the Arrivals exit, there is an airport Taxi service that has been coordinated with the flight arrival timetable.
The fare to/from Palermo is between € 35 and € 40, depending on your arrival time (day or night) in the airport and the route takes 30 - 40 minutes.
There is also an information desk outside the arrivals area.
You can also call ahead for a Radio taxi
Ph. (+39) 091225455 or (+39) 091513311

CarBy Car Rental
All the major car-hire companies are represented at the airport. If you rent a car at the airport, take the A29 motorway in the direction of Palermo and take the exit for Mondello.

CarBy Car Sharing
The airport has, also, a car sharing service. For information and prices Car Sharing Palermo.

PlaneTrapani-Birgi "Vincenzo Florio" Airport (TPS)
The Trapani airport (TPS) is 60 km away from Palermo. This airport has many flights on low-cost airlines from elsewhere in Europe.
From Airport (TPS) to Palermo centre and vice versa
Terravision operates a shuttle bus service between Trapani airport and Palermo city centre, in partnership with Autoservizi Salemi.
Tickets can be purchased at the Terravision airport desk, from ticket machines at bus stops along the route and beforehand through the website of Terravision.

Company: Salemi Bus
Timetable: first route at 6.20 am - last route at 12.15 pm
Ticket price:

  • € 11 one way

The bus service runs 5 to 7 times a day in both directions and it takes 2 – 2.5 hours to reach Palermo.