Palermo Airport "Falcone e Borsellino" is located about 35 Km from the central train station of the Sicilian capital (Piazza Giulio Cesare) and offers national and international connections with major Italian and European cities. There are numerous flag and low-cost airlines that serve the airport in Palermo. From Palermo-Punta Raisi airport to reach the central train station (next to the bus station), you need to take the A29 motorway (dir Palermo), without toll, and then continue on Viale della Regione Siciliana (exit via Ernesto Basile) and follow the signs to the central station.
We recommend booking a rental service with driver (NCC) or Taxi in advance. A professional, licensed for public transport, will pick you up at the airport arrivals hall and take you to your destination. Using a private transfer is definitely the most comfortable and safe solution that will save you time and effort, especially if you travel with lots of luggage, in a group with friends or with your family; in this way, in fact, you will arrive loads and rested to enjoy your holiday in the wonderful city of Palermo. The cost, depending on the vehicle category and the number of passengers, can range from about € 50 to € 130 (for two people), and you can reach the central station of Palermo in just under 40 minutes. The rental service with driver is the choice in any case recommended for groups of friends / family (or more people), who want to comfortably reach (and quickly) the central station of Palermo (adjacent to the bus station), directly from airport. In fact, special rates are provided for mini-groups of people. For more information you can contact us on our chat or via email.
From Palermo airport are scheduled connections with the Central Station of the trains that vary depending on the vehicle (train or bus) and the number of passengers (as in the case of taxi sharing). For these reasons the fastest route is however, the rental service with driver (NCC) remains comfortable.
Departing from the "Falcone Borsellino" airport of Palermo it is possible to reach the Central Station of trains (and buses) through a service offered by the Municipality of Palermo, which represents a good compromise between the bus and the taxi : or the shared taxi (taxi sharing). At the exit of the "arrivals" terminal, in fact, you can find taxis that leave as soon as all the seats are occupied. Unfortunately, expectations can also be long in low periods: the time distance is therefore variable depending on the number and destination chosen by the passengers.
From the "Falcone Borsellino" airport it is possible to reach the Central train station through the rail transport service managed by Trenitalia: from the tracks installed in the basement of the airport depart vehicles (commonly called "subway") every 30 minutes, connecting the Palermo airport with the central train station (adjacent to the bus terminal of Via Paolo Balsamo). To find timetables, promotions seasonal and daily trips are advised to visit the site of the rail transport service.
To reach the Central Station of the Palermitano airport bus the shuttle service provided by the company Prestia e Commandè is recommended. Scheduled runs approximately every 30 minutes from 4.00 am until 11.00 pm. The cost of the ticket varies from € 6 to € 9 and includes several stops in different areas of the city: the travel time is therefore variable but estimated in about 50 minutes. For information and reservations it is advisable to consult the website of the company that performs the service.
Arrived at the central station of Palermo, in Piazza Giulio Cesare, you will already be in the center of the city of Palermo. Traveling in fact via Roma, one of the main arteries of the city, right in front of the central station, you will reach directly the "living room" of the Sicilian capital, or Piazza Castelnuovo (with the splendid Teatro Politeama): from here along via Ruggero Settimo reach the most famous monument of Palermo (the emblem of the city), or the Teatro Massimo "Vittorio Emanuele" site in Piazza Giuseppe Verdi.