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About Falcone Borsellino - Palermo - Punta Raisi  Airport

Punta Raisi Airport is also known as Falcone Borsellino Airport and is an airport located in Palermo, the capital of the Sicilian island of Italy. The city is located 19 km southwest of the airport and is known as the second busiest airport of Sicily. In 2015, the airport managed to double its passenger traffic and over 5 million visitors used the airport. Since 1985, the airport has operated regular flights to other countries and in 1994, it officially began to serve.

Getting to the City Center from Falcone Borsellino - Palermo - Punta Raisi  Airport

Palermo Airport, also known as Falcone-Borsellino Airport, is located 35 kilometers from the center of Palermo. Falcone-Borsellino Airport, which serves its passengers in Palermo, in Sicily, Italy's most popular island, is known as the busiest airport in the south of Italy at the same time.

It is possible to fly with a number of airlines such as Ryaniar, Air Italy, Air Berlin and easyJet from the airport which has four departments. At Palermo Airport, one of the busiest airports in Italy, you can find restaurants and cafés as well as ATMs where you can withdraw money. The airport also has two VIP passenger lounges, one belonging to Alitalia Airlines and the other belonging to other airline companies.

Elevators, toilets and other common areas are suitable for disabled people at the disabled friendly airport. Buses, taxis, rental cars and airport shuttles are available to reach the center of Palermo from the airport. Among these options, taxis are the most frequently preferred vehicle by tourists. The bus is waiting for its passengers as a more economical choice compared to the taxi in the city.

Another option in the city is car rental, which is a very handy way to evaluate for access to Palermo and its surroundings as well as other cities in Sicily. In the center of the city you can easily reach many places on foot or by bicycle.

Bus

Buses that serve between the airport and the city center are also known as The Prestia e Comande and are waiting for their passengers just outside the terminal building. For more detailed information about buses, you can also contact +39 0 915 804 57.

Buses departing from the center of Palermo, Piazza Castelnuovo and Central Station, continue to take their passengers from there to the airport. The first bus departing every half an hour from the airport is at 06:30. The first bus from the city center to the airport on the other hand is at 05:00. You need to pay an average of 7-8 euros for each passenger to the buses that would take you to the airport in an average of 40-50 minutes.

Buses are also available from the airport to destinations such as Agrigento and Trapani. However, the intervals for these routes are lower. You can make your payment in cash in the bus, but remember that you must have the euro for this. Payments with different currencies are generally not accepted in transport vehicles operating in the city.

Taxi

You can easily arrive in Palermo by taking a taxi from the Falcone-Borsellino Airport. Although the fare of the taxis that meet the passengers at the exit of the airport terminal is not very low, you may consider paying a little more due to the convenient transportation facilities the taxi offers. Moreover, the taxi drivers have a lot of knowledge about city center and the hotels. This is why you can easily find your hotel and other places to visit.

The journey from the airport to the center of Palermo by taxi takes an average of 45 minutes and at the end of this time the amount you need to pay is around 35 Euro. If you are traveling with your relatives, or if you share your taxi with other passengers coming from the airport to the city center, there is also a chance to decrease the amount you pay a bit more.

Car Rental

Palermo is also a great city to rent cars. As soon as you arrive at the airport, you can rent your car from companies that you will see at the terminal building such as AVIS, Europcar, Hertz and Autoeuropa. Renting a car in the city is also ideal for traveling around Palermo and other parts of Sicily. By booking online you can make use of advantageous prices and see your options easily.

Airport Shuttle

You can also use the airport shuttles, one of the most preferred options, to get to the center of Palermo from the airport. Airport shuttles are generally a bit more expensive compared to busses and even taxis, you can use these vehicles at lower fares in low seasons.  

Some hotels in Palermo can also arrange airport shuttle services for their guests free of charge. However, you must first obtain information and make a reservation if necessary. When you are ready for your trip, you can contact your hotel and, if they offer the service, you can reach the center of Palermo in about 40 minutes using these services provided by your hotel.

Luxurious Vehicles

Although not a preferred option in Palermo, you can also prefer luxurious vehicles to get to the city center from Palermo airport.  Please note that the cost of this service offered by some Palermo hostels and private companies is much more expensive than other options, although it varies according to the vehicle and the season.

If you would like to take advantage of luxury vehicles, which meet their passengers with a special driver usually, mostly preferred by couples coming for honeymoon, you can do a short search on the internet to get information about these vehicles.

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2017
Getting to Falcone Borsellino - Palermo - Punta Raisi  Airport from the City Center

The airport in Palermo, which is considered the center of the Sicily known for its wonderful climate and historical remains, is about 35 kilometers from the city center. The airport, also known as Palermo Falcone-Borsellino Airport, is well known as one of the busiest airports in the region.

The airport acts as a meeting point so to speak of visitors from different cities of Europe especially during the summer months. You can reach the airport, which is close to the city center, at the end of a journey of about 40 minutes from the historical center of Palermo. Among the vehicles you can use for this journey are buses, leading to economical options in the city, taxis that are ideal for those seeking a comfortable and uninterrupted journey and shuttles provided by hotels and private companies.

If you are willing to use your own vehicle, you can also travel by renting a car in Palermo. The great advantage of the rental cars is that they provide easy access between Palermo and its surroundings as well as other points of the island without having limitations about time.

Bus

The journey you will make from the center of Palermo by buses, which are known as Prestia e Comande, is fast. Moreover, the ticket prices are not high. You can reach the airport in about 40 minutes by paying an average of 7-8 Euros. Buses from Palermo city center depart from Castelnuovo and Central Station.

You also have the opportunity to reach Palermo Airport from different settlements such as Agrigento and Trapani. However, while the expeditions from these places are increased during the summer months, they are not as often as those from Palermo.

If you are planning to arrive at the airport by bus from the city center, make sure that you get enough Euros before you board the bus. Although you can pay in taxi and other vehicles in foreign currency, the buses usually accept Euro.

Taxi

It is also possible to reach Palermo Airport from the city center by taxi. Moreover, there is no time and hour constraint to use these tools. You can arrive at the airport from the city center by taxi from early in the morning until late at night. If you want to travel by taxi you have to pay 35 Euro on average.

You do not have much chance of negotiating the price with taxis. However, if you find volunteers from your hotel to share your taxi or you are travelling with friends, you can decrease the amount you have to pay. If you want to tip a taxi in the city, 10% of the total fare would be enough.

Car Rental

In Palermo, there are offices of numerous international car rental companies such as AVIS, Hertz and Europcar. You can rent your car from on these companies at the airport or in Palermo city center and continue your journey with a rental car. Rental cars in the city are generally comfortable, but if you do not have a good knowledge of the roads you should opt for a car with navigation equipment. By reducing the risk of getting lost on this voyage, you can find your way much easier.

Airport Shuttle

You can get information from your hotel in advacen and use an airport shuttle service prepared for you if your hotel provides this service. Traveling with these vehicles takes 35-40 minutes on average and is considered one of the most comfortable options in the city. In Palermo you also have the opportunity to take advantage of the provide companies that provide this service for transport. You can choose the best alternative for you and make your reservation by getting information from your hotel and private companies beforehand.

Luxurious Vehicles

There are also luxury car options in the city, especially preferred by honeymooners and wanderers who want to feel special. These vehicles, which usually serve with private drivers, also offer the fastest journey from the city center to the airport. If you decide to proceed with these vehicles, you can make reservations online and find your vehicle ready on your doorstep.

Airport Information

Falcone-Borsellino Airport, which connects Sicily's center Palermo to the rest of Italy and the world, welcomes its passengers 35 kilometers away from the center of Palermo. Although the airport is not too big, it is one of the largest and busiest airports in the south of the country. There are restaurant and cafés and private passenger lounges waiting for passengers at the airport where air companies such as Air Italy, Air Berlin, Ryanair and easyJet have flights to.

One of these lounges, where you can sip your tea and chowder in a relaxed atmosphere, is reserved for the passengers of Alitalia Airlines. If you are flying with a different company, you can take advantage of the second private passenger lounge at the airport.

In Palermo Falcone-Borsellino Airport, there are bank branches and ATMs belonging to different banks. You can complete your different banking transactions such as withdrawing and transferring money. In the airport, which is designed for the comfort of the disabled, you can see the equipment prepared for the disabled in the common areas as well as in the elevators.

You can also enjoy Palermo by renting a car from the offices of car rental companies located at the airport. You need to be careful to keep your driving license with you both when renting a car and along the way.

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2017

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