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Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Palermo Airport.
  • For example: Toyota Aygo
    Mini class
    For example: Toyota Aygo
  • Popular category
    For example: Opel Corsa
    Economy class
    For example: Opel Corsa
  • For example: Fiat 500L
    Compact class
    For example: Fiat 500L
  • For example: Jeep Renegade
    Intermediate class
    For example: Jeep Renegade
  • For example: Ford C-Max
    Standard class
    For example: Ford C-Max
  • For example: Alfa Romeo Giulia
    Full-size class
    For example: Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • For example: BMW 5 Series
    Luxury class
    For example: BMW 5 Series
  • For example: Fiat Tipo Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Fiat Tipo Estate

Rental car options at Palermo Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Palermo Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.
  • Alamo
    8.5 (7109)
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  • Leasys
    8.3 (502)
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  • LocautoRent
    8 (1520)
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  • Sixt
    8 (2260)
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  • Europcar
    7.8 (5988)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car
    7.8 (3541)
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  • Sicily by Car
    7.8 (2588)
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  • Enterprise
    7.7 (1478)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.6 (2673)
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  • Centauro
    7.3 (3815)
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  • Thrifty
    7.1 (4155)
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  • Hertz
    7.1 (5429)
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  • InterRent
    7 (5108)
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  • Maggiore
    6.9 (1527)
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  • Avis
    6.8 (4699)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    6.7 (2485)
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  • Budget
    6.5 (7743)
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  • Noleggiare
    6.1 (250)
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  • Goldcar
    6 (4094)
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Palermo Airport Guide

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One of the busiest of Italy’s air hubs, Palermo Airport is located 22 miles from Sicily’s capital city, Palermo, and serves over four million passengers every year. The complex has its own rail station, Punta Raisi, set in the northwest terminal, with trains running to the city’s central rail station every half an hour. Other transportation options include shuttle buses, taxis and car rental in Palermo Airport, which is the most practical way to visit all of the historic and natural beauties of the island.

Who to Book With
The facility is well-supplied with car rental companies, including international outfits Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt, all with offices found on the terminal’s ground floor and desks in the Arrivals hall. If you’re visiting in the high season, booking in advance is recommended in order to secure your preferred vehicle.

Need to Know Essentials
The following documents must be shown at vehicle collection:

- Your valid UK, EU or home country driver’s licence
- The credit card used for the reservation
- A passport or EU ID card
- Confirmation of booking

For more info read our FAQ's.

Getting around Palermo by car can be frustrating as the road layout is confusing, traffic is heavy and Italian drivers tend towards the impulsive. Away from the city, self-drive around Sicily is an enjoyable experience involving motorways and well-maintained highways which link the island’s many highlights. Speed limits are 55mph on open highways, 80mph on motorways and 30mph in built-up areas. Italy drives on the right, seatbelts must be worn by all occupants and many car hire firms offer GPS. Metered parking is the norm in the cities, although spaces are often scarce. Petrol stations are frequent in most regions, with most accepting payment by card.

See our guide to Italy for more information on driving here.


The airport is located on the E90 motorway and the A29 fast road, with self-drive the quickest way get from the facility to the city. Trains run regularly from the airport station and shuttle buses or local bus lines are the most inexpensive ways to travel. Taxis are found outside the Arrivals hall, but are the most expensive option.

Trains to Palermo’s central railway station from the airport’s terminal run every half hour between 06:00 and 22:00, with the trip taking around 1 hour and costing about £5. From Palermo, the Sicilian rail network spreads out to popular destinations such as Taormina and Syracuse. The rail service here is operated by Trenitalia, with special offers regularly available.

To be sure of a safe journey at a fair, local authority-regulated price, it’s recommended to use only official taxis. These are yellow or white with a taxi sign on the roof and a registration number on the door, and are all metered. Surcharges apply for luggage and late-night or public holiday travel, and getting a price for your trip in advance is the best idea.

Taxi prices:
Palermo Airport to Palermo city centre is about £40
Palermo Airport to Taormina is about £265

The Prestia e Comande bus company offers a convenient half-hourly airport shuttle from outside the terminal’s Arrivals exit to Palermo’s central railway station, Piazza Croci, Via Liberta and other central locations. The trip takes about 1 hour depending on traffic and costs around £4.50. Tickets can only be bought from the driver and the service runs between 06:00 and 22:00.


Palermo Airport’s single terminal is on two levels and provides the usual traveller amenities to over four million passengers a year. Its carriers are a mix of full service and budget airlines offering seasonal, regular scheduled and charter flights. Destinations include London’s Gatwick and Stansted with EasyJet and Ryanair, respectively, Munich and Frankfurt with Lufthansa, and Rome with EasyJet and Alitalia.

A total of 1,310 long- and short-term parking bays are found at the airport, 550 of which are covered. The Quick Car Valet Guarded Parking service boasts extra security and collection and return by valet. Payment is by card at automatic tills or at the exit, and parking costs from £2.50 per hour to £4 per hour for the valet service. 24-hour parking costs £12.50 or £17 in the valet service area.

Wi-Fi internet access is found in the terminal.

Information Services
There is an information office in the terminal, next to the GESAP ticket office.

Useful Numbers
Service Centre: +39 91 702 0273

Reduced mobility passengers can use the dedicated drop-off zone at the western end of the terminal, and reserved spaces in all car parks are provided. A dedicated call point for assistance is located by the drop-off area and a special assistance lounge staffed by Italian Red Cross members is located in the first floor’s Departures area. Wheelchairs, lifts, ramps and adapted toilets are offered, and boarding and deplaning help is provided if requested.

Restaurants and Bars
Seven bars and eateries, including Bar Autogrill and Pasticceria Palazzolo, are found in the landside and airside areas of the terminal, although most are located in the public areas, with just a small café in the Departures lounge.

VIP Lounges
Alitalia Lounge
GESAP Lounge

Money and ATMs
Banking services including currency exchange are found on the second floor Departures lounge between 08:30 and 16:20, except on public holidays. ATMs are located in the Departures lounge, the Arrivals hall and Check-in area B, and another bureau de change, open between 07:00 and 21:00 Monday through Saturday, is found in Check-in area A.

A newsagent, general shop and several gift shops are found in the public area of the terminal, with a selection of fashion, local product and souvenir outlets in the Departures lounge as well as a small duty-free store offering cosmetics, wines and spirits, perfumes and tobacco products.

Practical information

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  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    110 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
  • Alamo
  • Leasys
  • LocautoRent
  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Sicily by Car
  • Enterprise
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Centauro
  • Thrifty
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • Maggiore
  • Avis
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Budget
  • Noleggiare
  • Goldcar
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