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Transportation to and from Palermo Airport


What is the distance from Palermo Airport to the centre of Palermo?

From the airport it takes 40 minutes to get to the city centre, the distance is 33 kilometres / 20.5 miles.

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

Public transport

Train to Palermo

Palermo Airport has its own railway station (Punta Raisi) where you can catch a train to Palermo, the train service is called Trinacria Express. The train station is located beneath the airport terminal in the designated underground rail facility. Travel time to and from the main railway station Palermo Centrale is 50 to 65 minutes.

If you have to be north of the city centre, it’s wiser to get off at Palermo Notarbartolo, the journey time is approximately 40 minutes. Twice an hour there is a train towards Palermo and Palermo Airport. Trains to and from the airport run from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Train tickets
Tickets are priced very reasonable and available from the ticket vending machines and online through the website of Trenitalia, the price is € 5.90 per person. Please consult website Trenitalia for more information.

Bus services

Prestia e Comandè to Palermo

Another option is to travel by bus from Palermo Airport to Palermo, compared to the train, there is little difference in terms of travel time and money. The buses of transport company Prestia e Comandè need 50 minutes to cover the distance between the airport and the main railway station Palermo Centrale, the bus stop is in the street Via Tommaso Fazello. One of the last stops is Piazza Ruggiero Settimo / Via Emerico Amari (Teatro Politeama Garibaldi), the journey time is 40 minutes. This stop is conveniently located close to the harbour and hotels in the north of Palermo’s city centre. The bus stop Via Roma is closest to the old town of Palermo, the journey time is 45 minutes.

Every half hour there is a bus from the airport and from the city. The last bus from the airport leaves at 00:30 hours, the first bus from the city departs already at 04:00 hours.

Bus tickets – BUY TICKETS
Prestia e Comandè tickets are slightly cheaper online, namely € 6.00 for a single ticket and € 10.00 for a return. It is better to book tickets in advance, because you may have to wait for the next bus if it is already full when you arrive. Children up to 2 years travel for free. Please consult website and timetable Prestia e Comandè for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 6.30 € 11
Children from 3 years € 6.30 € 11

Bus transportation to Trapani, Agrigento, Porto Empedocle, Menfi, Sciacca and Ribera

Some other places in Sicily are also directly accessible by bus from Palermo Airport. Buses of Segesta Autolinee run to and from Trapani a few times per day. Travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes, tickets are available from the bus driver for € 10.00 per person. Check out the timetable via Buscenter. Tourist destinations like Agrigento, Porto Empedocle (Autolinee Licata), Menfi, Sciacca and Ribera (Autolinee Gallo) can be reached by bus as well.

Bus tickets
Prices vary, you should take into account a price of approximately € 11.00 for a single ride. There are only a few travel options per day, moreover there are no shuttle buses on Sundays and public holidays. Please consult bus connections Palermo Airport for more information.

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in Sicily, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of car rental companies at Palermo Airport!

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:



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.


3-Hour Palermo Segway PT Authorized Tour

Let Palermo charm you with its scintillating mix of cultures and the history behind it, preserved in buildings, monuments and distinctive neighborhoods. Our Segway tour shows you so much while bringing you closer than you could get on larger bus tours.


Palermo and Monreale Half-Day Historical Tour

Explore the highlights of Palermo's old town, and then visit the Norman cathedral of Monreale on the slopes of Monte Caputo on a half-day historical tour.



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.


Palermo: Full Day in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

Explore Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples and learn more about this fascinating historic site. Visit ancient temples to the gods built by Greek colonists and later stop at the Agrigento Archeology Museum to see the impressive collections of area finds.


Palermo Half-Day Cooking Class & Market Tour

A real cooking class on Sicilian Typical cuisine, a premiere cuisine in Italy. You will meet the chef in the morning and you will go together to the old market Capo to buy the fresh food you will use to cook the dishes.

Tours and transport

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.

Tour & transport

Palermo: Private Walking Tour with Sicilian Lunch

Explore Palermo's historical center of winding streets and sprawling piazzas on a guided private walking tour. End the tour with homemade lunch and Sicilian wine.

Tour & transport

Sicily: Monreale and Cefalù Half Day Tour from Palermo

Explore the Norman cathedral of Monreale on the slopes of Sicily’s Monte Caputo on a 6-hour tour from Palermo. Go to the historic town of Cefalù and learn about the city’s Greek origins. See city highlights, such as the Mandralisca Museum, Duomo and more.


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