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Flights to Palermo

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Departure Wed, 04 Dec Return Wed, 11 Dec
STN London
PMO Palermo
return from £43
Departure Mon, 09 Dec Return Fri, 13 Dec
MAN Manchester
PMO Palermo
return from £129
Departure Thu, 21 Nov Return Mon, 25 Nov
FCO Rome
PMO Palermo
return from £62
Departure Sun, 17 Nov Return Sat, 23 Nov
MXP Milan
PMO Palermo
return from £35
Popular flight routes to Palermo
London - Palermo
return from £56
Manchester - Palermo
return from £167
Birmingham - Palermo
return from £236
Verona - Palermo
return from £28
Belgrade - Palermo
return from £186
Munich - Palermo
return from £153

Trips to Palermo

Palermo travel

Palermo in Sicily is defined by its history of being passed from one power to another, including the Greeks and Phoenicians, Arabs, Normans and Spanish. It boasts an extraordinarily full collection of Byzantine, Arab, Renaissance and Baroque-influenced architectural treasures, from imposing Norman churches to gleaming golden mosques. But even these grandiose properties seem to modestly blend into the background amid the flurry of daily city life. In the old city, the chaotic web of streets - reminiscent of north African souks - burst with life and are presided over by the crumbling edifices of medieval buildings and Byzantine mosaics. From bustling street markets to archaeological gems, there is plenty for visitors to see and do on a trip to Palermo. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Palermo!

Things to do and places to see in Palermo

The central area of Palermo lies across the famous cross-roads of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda (known as the four corners, or Quattro Canti district) which unites the four neighbourhoods, the Albergheria, Il Capo, Vucciria and La Kalsa. The harbour is in the Vucciria area and the Albergheria is the oldest neighbourhood in Palermo, founded by the Phoenicians. Il Capo is full of souk-like markets and La Kalsa is the area to go to for eclectic food.

When visiting Palermo, be sure to:

  • Visit the Cathedral; its architectural style is a symbol of the city's past
  • Marvel at the stunning golden Byzantine mosaics in the Palazzo dei Normanni
  • Bask in the splendour of the church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
  • Savour a rich and creamy ice cream from a gelateria
  • Watch a puppet show, a longstanding tradition in Sicily
  • Visit the macabre Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo
  • Shop for local food, souvenirs and bargains in the markets of Vucciria, Ballaro and Il Capo
  • Admire yet more incredible golden mosaics in the Cappella Palatina
  • Try arancini, delicious fried risotto balls coated in breadcrumbs and filled with ragu (meat and tomato sauce, mozzarella and peas)
  • See an opera at the neoclassical Teatro Massimo
  • Enjoy a sundowner at one of the terrace-bars on Piazza Verdi
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Palermo airports

Flights to Palermo, on the Italian island of Sicily, land at Palermo Airport, also known as Falcone-Borsellino Airport. The airport is about 22 miles from the city centre. It is one of Italy's busiest southern airports and operates both international and domestic flights to a wide range of destinations.

  • Palermo Airport

    Top airlines

    A number of airlines operate cheap flights to Palermo Airport on a regular basis including: Meridiana, Ryanair and airberlin.

    Location

    Palermo Airport is located about 22 miles west northwest of Palermo city centre in the area of Punta Raisi.

    Transport options

    By car, the A29 (E90) motorway connects the airport with Palermo city centre and there are some car rental agencies inside the arrivals hall. Taxis are also available from outside the arrivals area and take about 45 minutes to reach the city centre. Passengers travelling by bus can take the Prestia e Comande Bus which runs from the airport to the central bus station in the city centre. There is currently no train service.

FAQ's about Palermo

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Palermo?
The top month to book flights to Palermo is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Palermo flights is August. In third place: June. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Palermo, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Palermo?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Palermo is... August. The next best month to travel to Palermo is September. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Palermo. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Palermo is January.
🕑 How long before a flight to Palermo should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Palermo, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Palermo departing from over 5 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Palermo at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Palermo’s airport?
Palermo is served by 2 airport[s]. Punta Raisi operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 5 cities, such as London, Manchester and Budapest, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Palermo’s airport from the city centre?
Palermo’s airport Punta Raisi is located 16 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Palermo’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.20 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Punta Raisi , for example, the average price for the ride to Palermo centre is around 8.56 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Palermo. Pick your preferred car type and get from Punta Raisi to Palermo city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Palermo city centre?
There are many ways to get from Punta Raisi to central Palermo:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Punta Raisi to Palermo city centre when driving is 45 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Palermo?
If you are going to Palermo, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 7.70 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 34.24 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 6.01 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 2.57 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 3.42 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.19 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.44 GBP
  • - Water: 0.75 GBP

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