Palermo Airport “Falcone & Borsellino”
Palermo airport is also known as Falcone-Borsellino is located in an area known as Punta Raisi about 35 km from Palermo, the capital city of Sicily and is one of the busiest southern airports in Italy.
The airport can get quite busy in the summer months when additional direct flights to the island are added to accommodate the high season demand. Eurofly offers direct service from JFK to Palermo between July and October, Delta and Alitalia offer connecting service through Milan, and if you are flying from Dublin or London, you can catch a Ryanair flight direct to the island.
Shops and restaurants – Palermo Airport has a limited shopping area on the second level of the terminal, you can also find a self-service restaurant as well as bars.
Baggage – There are two Lost and Found facilities at the airport, one serving Alitalia tel: +39(0)917 020 208 passengers, and the other for all other passengers tel: +39(0)917 020 209
Money – There is a bank located on the terminal ground floor and two cash dispensers (one for foreign exchange) in the arrivals hall — a post office located on the first floor.
A bank, open 08:30-13:00 and 14:45-19:15 and 14:45-19:15, 24/7 two ATM’s in the Arrivals Hall.
Information – In the Arrivals Hall there is a service kiosk for general airport and flight information as well as hotel reservations.
Business – On the first level of the terminal there are two VIP lounges, one for Alitalia passengers and one for passengers of other airline companies tel: +39(0)917 020 629
Disabled facilities – Palermo airport is very accessible for wheelchair users, and there are adapted elevators and restrooms. The Sala Amica Lounge Tel: +39 0 917 020 630 has special services for the disabled.
Transportation from the airport
Getting to and from Palermo airport is simple, and there are many choices are vary depending on your budget.
Travelling by taxi is the quickest way, although you should expect to spend between € 50.00 – € 70.00 for your fare, we suggest you try and settle on fare price before starting your journey and make sure the driver understand your destination.
Train service to and from the airport will pick you and drop you off at the Central, Notarbartolo and Francia stations; service regularly runs throughout the day as an average of two trains per hour. Train fare is about € 8.00.
Another popular option is public buses (Prestia e Comande, +39 (0) 915 804 57, we recommend to pop into the Information desk who can help you to match a bus route to your hotel or other accommodation. Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Central station (journey about 55 minutes) and stop at the Politeamo (travel about 40 minutes), providing multiple opportunities for other connections; bus fare is about € 6.00.
The first bus leaves the airport at 6.30 am, and the first bus from Palermo di the airport is at 5.00 am
For those who fancy driving themselves around the city or island, there are a couple of companies offering car hire services at the airport. You can find counters for car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall.
Companies offering these services include Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Autoeuropa. For a quick quote, please click here
Distances from our properties
Cefalu – 98 km about 1 hour and 15 mins drive
Noto – 333 km, about 4 hours
Taormina – 302 km, about 3 hours and 15 mins drive
Ragusa – 299 km, about 3 hours and 30 mins drive
Marina di Ragusa – 290 km, about 3 hours and 15 mins drive
Flying to Catania
Easyjet from London Gatwick
Ryanair from London Stansted
Alitalia from London Heathrow via Rome Fiumicino or Milan Linate