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Falcone-Borsellino Airport is at Punta Raisi, 35km northwest of Palermo on the A29 motorway. There are regular flights between Palermo and most mainland Italian cities.
Prestia e Comandè runs an efficient half-hourly bus service between 5am and 12.15pm that transfers passengers from the airport to the centre of Palermo, dropping people off outside the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi and Palermo Centrale train station. To find the bus, follow the signs past the downstairs taxi rank and around the corner to the right. Tickets for the journey, which takes anywhere from 35 to 50 minutes depending on traffic, cost €6.30 one-way or €11 return and are purchased on the bus. Return journeys to the airport run between 4am and 10.30pm with the same frequency and pick up points.
Due to track work, the Trinacria Express train is currently running between the airport and Palermo Notarbartolo train station, located in the New City. Normal services to Palermo Centrale station are expected to resume by the end of 2016. In the meantime, the Prestia e Comandè airport shuttle bus is a much more convenient option to reach the city.
There is a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall and the fare to/from Palermo is between €35 and €45, depending on your destination in the city.
All the major car-hire companies are represented at the airport.