How to Reach Palermo, Italy

The Easiest Way to Reach Palermo


By Air: Palermo international Airport serves various domestic and international flights to major European cities on regular basis. You can get cheap flights to Palermo if you book well in advance.

By train: Palermo is connected to Naples and Rome via train.

By boat: Salerno, Genoa, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Naples, Malta (Valletta), Cagliari (Sardinia) and Tunis have frequent ferries to Palermo.


By Bus: The road network of Palermo city is well connected; it is in fact located on the European route E 90. Palermo Buses are frequent to get around the city.

By metro train: Transport in Palermo is easy due to the metropolitan railway service; it is cheap and convenient if you want to travel from one point to another.

By cruise ship: If you prefer to use a cruise ship, then you can go to the port of Palermo which is linked to different islands such as Aeolian and Ustica.

On foot:  Being a fair-sized city, Palermo is convenient to explore on foot.

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Modes of Transportation in Palermo

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Palermo. The most preferred mode of transport in Palermo is Walking.

Average distance: 9.1 km Average time: 28.6 min

  • Walking 60%
    Walking 25.67 min Motorbike 3.33 min Driving 3.33 min Overall average time for 6.17 kms 32.33 min
  • Car 20%
    Driving 25 min Overall average time for 20 kms 25 min
  • Motorbike 20%
    Motorbike 20 min Walking 1 min Overall average time for 7 kms 21 min

How to Reach Palermo from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Altofonte to Palermo 10.32 km 10 mins
Partinico to Palermo 27.85 km 27 mins
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