The International Airport of Palermo (IATA code: PMO) is located 30 km from the city center and 35 km from the conference venue.
The major car rentals have a booth inside the Airport Arrival Terminal. Sicily has three other airports; they are, in order of importance and passenger numbers, Catania (CTO), Trapani (TPS), and Comiso (CIY). Catania is 220 km (about 2 hours drive) from the Conference venue.
Trapani and Comiso are about 110 km and 250 km from Palermo, respectively.
During the summer season, PMO airport is served by nearly a hundred flights a day from any country in Europe and a few other non-European countries.
The Prestia e Comandè bus service, runs From/To Palermo daily. The time to the Centrale Station is 55 minutes (10 stops), and to Politeama theatre about 40 minutes (8 stops). The first bus leaves from the airport at 05.00am and, starting from 06.30am, there is a bus every half hour. The last departure is scheduled at 12.15pm. The one-way ticket cost €6,30 euros for person, and you can buy the ticket directly on the bus or also online, on the company’s website.
The rail service runs From/To Palermo daily. Starting from 07.00am any ride leaves the airport at 27’ and 42’ of every hour.
The time to the Centrale Station is 56’ minutes. The first train leaves from the airport at 07.27am, and the last one departs at 09.42pm. The one-way ticket cost €5,90 euros for person, and you can buy the ticket directly on the airport or also online, on the website www.trenitalia.it.If you make a booking through the website, please note that the Palermo airport corresponds to “Punta Raisi”.
Taxis are available from outside the Arrivals area. The transfer from the airport to Palermo takes approximately 45 minutes and costs €40.00 or €45.00 depending on the different areas of the city. There is also a new car sharing service, which costs € 8.00 per person, available in a special area at the exit of the arrivals area.
A private transfer service is available upon reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicative prices each way:
€ 50,00 car 1-3 pax
€ 90,00 van max 8 pax