How to reach Palermo Airport Falcone e Borsellino?


The international airport Punta Raisi is the airport serving the city of Palermo. Since 1995 the official name has become Falcone and Borsellino.

This airport was built in 1953, although its official opening dates back to 1960, in that year, the company was founded Autonomous Consortium for Palermo Airport to replace the then city airport, called Boccadifalco airport, that in the period was the third national airport and was no longer suitable to the demands of Palermo traffic and the increasing demand for international and domestic flights.

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Getting to the airport Falcone and Borsellino Palermo Airport by bus

Airport transportation is easy by bus. Buses leave every 30 minutes. The rate to Palermo is about 7 €. From the city of Palermo, the buses to the airport leave from the square opposite the central railway station, with a stop at Politeama (for buses en route to the airport to stop is indicated by a sign on the corner of Liberty Street in front Prada); the telephone number of the bus company is 091 586 351. It takes on average 40 minutes, but delays along the route are on the agenda.

- Intercity Bus: Most buses from other parts of Sicily (Catania, Siracusa, Trapani) arrive and depart from Piazza Cairoli, walk through a passage located in the main railway station near the post office and the platform 1. The pedestrians must enter the station to get to the boardwalk.

- In cities: a ticket for the Orange bus (operated by AMAT), is available in any tobacco shop, some bars and some agencies (or kiosk AMAT via Liberty near the Politeama), costs € 1.30 and is valid for 90 minutes. You have to stamp your ticket in one of the machines near the entrances of the vehicle at the time to get on the first bus you take with that ticket. There is a € 52 fine for failure to comply with this regolla. A simple summary of some local bus routes (by number):

• Monreale Via Corso Calatafimi from Independence Square and back - 389;
• taking Mondello Liberty Street from the Politeama and back - 806;
• Central Station Freedom with gradually return along Via Roma - 101;
• Independence Square Porta Felice, close to the sea along Via Vittorio Emanuele and back - Green Line ( "L / V") or Green Line;
• Independence Square (Norman Palace) for Politeama area and English Garden - 104.

Getting to the airport Falcone and Borsellino Palermo Airport by train

A train, the "Trinacria Express" serves the route between the airport of Palermo and the central railway station, with departures every hour or so, but the travel time can be very long, sometimes more than 60 minutes; a ticket costs six euro.

Getting to the airport Falcone and Borsellino Palermo Airport by car

From Palermo, the airport is on the motorway A29 towards Trapani and take the "Puntaraisi output - Airport Falcone and Borsellino".

From Trapani, on the A29 motorway towards Palermo and take the "Puntaraisi output - Airport Falcone and Borsellino".

Getting to the airport Falcone and Borsellino Palermo Airport by taxi

Taxis are the most expensive way to reach the airport from the city of Palermo, often you get to spend even 50 Euros for the ride to the city, and the rates are even higher after 20:00. And 'advisable to negotiate the price with the driver in advance, never traveling or arrived.

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