How 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.

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: 10.73 km Average time: 32.29 min

  • Walking 42.86%
    Walking 25.67 min Motorbike 3.33 min Driving 3.33 min Overall average time for 6.17 kms 32.33 min
  • Car 28.57%
    Driving 42.5 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 22.5 kms 47.5 min
  • Motorbike 28.57%
    Motorbike 15 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 5.8 kms 17 min
Route Distance Time
Altofonte to Palermo 10.32 km 10 mins
Partinico to Palermo 27.85 km 27 mins
Sambuca di sicilia to Palermo 57.69 km 57 mins
Agrigento to Palermo 90.71 km 1 hour 30 mins
Catania to Palermo 202.25 km 3 hours 22 mins
Acireale to Palermo 208.13 km 3 hours 28 mins
Villafranca tirrena to Palermo 230.79 km 3 hours 50 mins
Victoria to Palermo 244.23 km 4 hours 4 mins
Mosta football club to Palermo 265.99 km 4 hours 25 mins
Naxxar to Palermo 266.28 km 4 hours 26 mins
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