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Arriving Palermo Airport-4/11 best way to hotel?

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Arriving Palermo Airport-4/11 best way to hotel?

Three of us are staying at Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, can you tell me the best way-to get there? taxi? I heard that you have to be careful..running up of meters. What is the expected fare? thanks. Nancy

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1. Re: Arriving Palermo Airport-4/11 best way to hotel?

Hi Nancy34,

I investigated not so long ago, and the taxi driver told me €65 is (in his opinion) an honest price to downtown. Hotel Delle Palme is a luxury Hotel and when the drivers know it is your address, they tend to increase the fare. Ask the cost in advance maybe telling them Via Roma N°398(i.e. Dobbiamo andare in Via Roma. Quanto costa?)

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Hi Nancy34

The airport shuttle bus stops at the Politeama Theatre which (if I remember correctly!) is about a 3 to 4 minute walk around the corner from your hotel. It was 5 euros 30 cents per passenger and the bus, which is located just to the right of the arrivals hall, runs about every half hour.

I know you were asking about taxis (and when we arrive it feels easiest to just jump into a taxi!) but the shuttle bus is worth considering as a plan B.

I hope you have a great time.

Deb

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3. Re: Arriving Palermo Airport-4/11 best way to hotel?

Don't just hail a taxi at the airport. The going rate from the airport to the train station should only be €40.

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