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Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

I'm leaving for Palermo next wednesday, and is scheduled to arrive at Punta Raisi at approx 18.30 ( 6.30 pm ) - which is the best, most safe (travelling alone) and trustworthy way to Palermo - bus or train??

Grazie mille for your help :)

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Here & There
Destination Expert
for Sicily, Taormina
posts: 75,300
1. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

Bus - Take the Prestia e Comandè bus from Palermo’s airport to Palermo.

http://www.prestiaecomande.it/

Click on “Aereoporto Falcone Borsellino – Palermo”:

www.prestiaecomande.it/…

Buon viaggio!

Vagabonda

Banff, Canada
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for Banff, Banff National Park
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2. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

The bus is wonderful -- well-organized, clean, prompt!

Here & There
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3. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

Yes, the bus is more reliable.....

1st time iteinerary:

tripadvisor.com/…26010213

Vagabonda

Copenhagen, Denmark
posts: 301
reviews: 35
4. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

(Reliable - that was the word i was looking for - not trustworthy :D )

Thanks e grazie - Bus it is!

Bus was also my first choice, but when i discovered that the trains leave from 'right down the stairs' at the airport, i thought the train was easier to find than the bus - which i'm kind of afraid i'll have to run around all over the place trying to find ;)

Guess i'm suffering from "I-am-never-ever-going-to-find-my-way-around-the-airport"-worries :)

London, United...
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for Messina, Bratislava
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5. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

I have used both and never had problems with any of them.

Yes, for sure the train is easier to find as you basically go downstairs where thereis the station. The bus stop is somewhere outside, but not far.

Copenhagen, Denmark
posts: 301
reviews: 35
6. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

I've actually tried searching/googling for pictures of the busstop/locacion, so it maybe would be a little easier for me to find it,- but with no luck, so i guess i'm stuck with the only option left - trying to make myself understanable when i ask for directions there :D

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
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7. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

Take the bus - When you exit Arrivals, turn right, walk approximately 50 metres, and you'll see the airport bus stop for the Prestia e Comandè bus.

Purchase your ticket on the bus.

Vagabonda

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8. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

It is useful to point out that, while the train goes to Palermo Centrale station, the airport bus makes several stops within the city of Palermo before terminating its run at the train station: some of these stops (such as Piazza Croci, Piazza Castelnuovo and the Port) are near popular hotels. Consequently, taking the airport bus can be more advantageous depending on the location of your hotel. The Prestia e Comande website shows the complete list of stops for the airport bus, as well as the schedules.

The airport bus is very reliable and clean.

Here & There
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9. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

GAC's point is well taken, because once you would arrive at Palermo Centrale, you might then have to take a local bus from the train station to your hotel.

The airport bus also runs more frequently than the airport train. The train runs less frequent and it's often delayed.

And even with traffic, the bus is usually punctual, and it's a good value.

Vagabonda

Copenhagen, Denmark
posts: 301
reviews: 35
10. Re: Train or bus from Punta Raisi - Palermo?

Grazie mille Vagabonda - for the very detailed route description ♥

I really REALLY appreciate that! :)

And my hotel is actually located just around the corner from the central train station, so it's very accesable either way :)

Again thank you e grazie mille!

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