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Palermo Airport

General information

The airport is named after two famous Sicilian anti-mafia judges and officially called Falcone-Borsellino Airport. Catania Fontanarossa Airport – Palermo Airport is Italy’s second busiest air route.


Where is Palermo Airport situated?

The second busiest airport in Sicily is located on the coast, northwest of the Sicilian capital Palermo. Palermo Airport can be reached via the A29 motorway, exit ‘Puntaraisi – Aeroporto Falcone Borsellino’.

How many terminals does Palermo Airport have?

Palermo Airport has one terminal. Make sure to arrive well in advance of your flight, as the queues can get long.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Palermo Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Italy.

Airport Distance
Trapani Airport 61km
Comiso Airport 187km
Catania Fontanarossa Airport 190km



The distance from Palermo Airport to the centre of Palermo is 33 kilometres. By car, it takes 40 minutes to get to the centre of Palermo.

From PMO Airport to Palermo City centre by Car
33 km
40 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Palermo Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Palermo Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Palermo Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Palermo Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Palermo Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Palermo is about € 45.-. Book your taxi at Palermo Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From PMO Airport to Palermo City centre by Taxi
33 km
40 min
€ 45.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Palermo Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Palermo Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Palermo Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Palermo Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Palermo Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Palermo Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Palermo Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Volotea
  • Ryanair
  • Alitalia
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • easyJet


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Palermo Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


B&B Cinisi Vacanze, Cinisi

Cinisi Vacanze offers air-conditioned rooms and apartments with free Wi-Fi in the centre of Cinisi. Parking is free, and Palermo International Airport is 7 minutes' drive away.


Kristal, Cinisi

The Kristal offers accommodation in Cinisi. The B&B is equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi. Rooms at the Kristal B&B come with a TV, a fridge and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.


Magaggiari Hotel Resort, Cinisi

Surrounded by an 18,000 m² park, Magaggiari Hotel Resort is in Cinisi, 7 km from the airport. It features an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. All rooms at the Magaggiari come with air conditioning, minibar and satellite TV.

Hotels in Palermo

Looking for the best hotels in Palermo? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Cosmopolitan B&B, Palermo

Located in Palermo between the train station and the harbour, Cosmopolitan B&B offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and flat-screen TV. Breakfast includes cannoli from Piana degli Albanesi, cassata, and croissants.


Best Western Ai Cavalieri Hotel, Palermo

Situated in a completely refurbished classical building located in the historical and business centre of Palermo, this luxurious hotel is within walking distance from the main theatres, monumental churches and art galleries of the town.


Astoria Palace Hotel, Palermo

A 5-minute drive from Palermo Harbour, the Astoria Palace Hotel is 8 km from the beaches of Mondello. It offers an elegant restaurant, a rooftop bar and modern rooms with free Mediaset Premium channels and free WiFi.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Palermo Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Palermo Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

Discover the highlights of Palermo and enjoy 2 routes with 1 ticket! This open-top, hop-on hop-off bus tour includes stops near Piazza Quattro Canti, Villa Malfitano, Palazzo Steri, and many more.


Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

Discover 3 of the top sites in western Sicily on this full-day tour. Visit Segesta, Nubia, the Salt Pans of Trapani and the hill-top town of Erice.

Tour & transport

Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

Enjoy a delightful walk around the streets of Palermo’s old town, admiring its landmarks, and visiting a variety of markets. Stop to taste a selection of street foods as you learn about local gastronomy.


  4 reviews

Have you visited Palermo Airport lately? So far, 4 airport passengers have written an airport review about Palermo Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

1 month ago

Pathetic service. Long queues with hardly any staff around. Or those that are around having a chat and laugh while literally hundreds of people are queueing up everywhere. Checking in took an hour, passport control another hour. Such a waste of time all due to nobody managing anything. Never seen an airport like this.

Caroline G.
8 months ago

Quick and friendly service at the check-in and control, but horrible Lounge bar (Listino Prezzi). Dirty glasses for the wine, all the cutlery and the cups were from plastic. Very unfriendly service!!

Paul Banks
8 months ago

If I could give more than negative I would this was an appalling experience from start to finish. The organisation is so bad that I tried to make a formal complaint in the departures lounge this was shrugged off as there are too many flights! Sicily is a beautiful island but this airport is the worst of my experience

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