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Rental Car at Palermo Airport - general information

The international airport Palermo, abbreviation PMO, with the full name Airport Falcone Borselino Palermo is located in the west of the island of Sicily in Italy. It is about 35 km from the city centre and is located directly on the west coast. With a rental car, which you can rent cheaply from a car rental company of your choice, you can travel from Palermo airport to different places of interest.

PMO Airport has one terminal and two runways. Approximately 47,000 flights and 4.5 million passengers per year are handled at the airport in Italy. Even though this airport is an international one, most of the time only destinations in Italy are served. Other flights also go to the Mediterranean. A total of 19 airlines use Palermo Airport, which includes Italian airlines such as Avanti Air, Maridiana or Alitalia and is mostly used for domestic air traffic only. Ryanair, TUIfly or SAS also offer international flights. Passengers receive information on the first floor. There you can inform yourself between 6 and 24 o' clock with all important information about the airport Palermo.

Where are the car rental counters at Palermo Airport?

In the area of car rental there are several companies at Palermo Airport such as Avis, Holiday Car Rental, Easy Car, Europcar, Sicily by Car, Targarent and others, where you can book a cheap car at Palermo Airport. You will then receive your rental car at a specific pick-up point. You will find all car rental counters in the arrival area. Choose your rental car at Palermo Airport from a wide range of different models and vehicle types, such as convertible, SUV and small cars. However, it is cheaper to book your car online in advance. Here at Car rentalCheck you will find a wide range of car rental deals for Palermo airport. This is not only faster, but also particularly favourable when it comes to handling. Book a car hire at Palermo airport, get started and book a cheap rental car at Palermo airport.

What can I see in Palermo by rental car?

In Palermo you can visit the old town and the nearby Monte Pellegrini by rental car. Palermo is the capital of Sicily and is located on the north coast of the island. The city was founded in the eighth century B.C. and experienced its heyday primarily under Arab, Norman and Staufian rule. Frederick II declared Palermo his royal seat. The town is also situated on the bay of the Tyrrhenian Sea, bordered by Monte Pellegrino, which is about 600 metres high, and Monte Catalfano. In Italy, the name Golden Basin has been given to the plain between the mountains, presumably inspired by the orange groves that surrounded the city during the period of Arab rule. The urban area today extends almost completely over the Golden Basin, the plain of Palermo is very fertile. The old town of Palermo with the central Plat Quattro Canti is particularly worth seeing. There are baroque palaces with almost the same structure and concave curved facades at all four corners. They are decorated with statues and fountains depicting the Spanish kings of the city, the four seasons and the patron saints. Rent a car from the car hire company and pick it up at the pick-up point.

Palermo Airport - shops, restaurants and car rental

At Palermo Airport there are several areas where you can eat or drink as a passenger. There are three My Chef Bars on the first floor of the departure lounge, on the first floor of the arrivals hall and in the check-in area. The bars are cosy and small and offer snacks for in between, which you can enjoy with a drink. In addition, there is the Chef Express Bar, which also serves takeaway meals as a fast food counter. There is also a self-service restaurant on the first floor of the departure area. There is also a wine bar and pizzeria. On the second floor of the departure area, Bancao Nuoca has a counter that is open daily. The first check-in area also has an exchange office. Here you have the possibility to exchange all common currencies. In addition, there are also four ATMs, which are distributed all over the terminal and can be used around the clock. Near the VIP Lounge you can use a hot spot to connect wirelessly to the Internet. In addition, there are several public phones that work with phone cards or money. Of course, there are also various shops at the PMO Airport, inviting you to shop. Visit the free fly shop with delicatessen, perfume, cosmetics, spirits, souvenirs and more. It is located in the check-in hall. Typical souvenirs from Sicily can be found in the Sicilia Arte, which is located in check-in area B. Gifts and art objects can be purchased here. A bookstore and a pastry shop are also located on the airport grounds.

Special features at Palermo Airport

The official name of Falcone Borselino Palermo Airport is named after the two judges Falcone and Borselino. These two gentlemen fought against organised crime in the 1980s and 1990s and became known as the Mafia hunters of Italy. Unfortunately, both were successively assassinated in 1992. To commemorate them, a bronze plaque commemorating their use is placed at the entrance to the building. There is also another airport in Palermo, Palermo-Boccadifalco Airport. It is much older and is used exclusively by general aviation. In the near future, however, this will be expanded into a city airport.

Where can passengers collect their luggage?

On the first floor of the departure lounge there are service counters at all check-in areas where you can have your luggage wrapped in security film. Lockers and counters for luggage storage are not available at this airport. Depending on the flight, you can pick up your luggage at the different zones of the terminal. 

Where is the pick-up point for the rental car at Palermo Airport?

You will find the counters of the rental car companies in the departure hall. Some of the cars are located outside the airport grounds, which is why there are staff of the rental car company waiting for you in the departure hall and take you to your rental car by shuttle bus. After you have been able to rent your desired car at the cheapest car hire company of your choice, you will receive information about the pick-up point where you can pick up your rental car. The location of the pick-up point may vary depending on the car rental company. Once you have arrived at the pick-up station, you can explore Palermo and its surroundings with your rental car.

Is there a gas station near the airport PMO?

The nearest petrol station at Palermo Airport is about two kilometres away. Depending on the contract you have with your car rental company, you will have to return the car with a full tank. There is none at the airport itself, but you can refuel your rental car about 2 km away. The best way to reach the petrol station is from the A29 motorway, take the Capaci exit. Then you drive into real Carini. After a few kilometres you will be back on the motorway, where the petrol station is located. However, it is closed on Sundays. Rent a car at the car hire company of your choice and pick it up at the pick-up point to explore the surrounding area in Italy.

Transport connections to and around Palermo Airport

The Palermo Airport is located directly on the A29 motorway, which will take you to the terminal. It doesn't matter whether you come from Trapani or Palermo, as the A29 is the only direct way to the airport. The motorway is the eastern and western connection from the northern part of Sicily. Behind Palermo the motorway leads to the A19, then to the A20, and if you follow the road with your rental car, you will reach the eastern coast of the island in Italy. If you want to get back to the airport, take the exit Punta Raisi on the A29. You will receive your rental car at a discounted rate from a car rental company of your choice, which you can then pick up at the pick-up point.

Special features of Italian road traffic that you should consider

The traffic regulations in Italy are essentially similar to those in Germany. However, you should consider several points to avoid any inconvenience or to get a ticket. The Italian signs are similar to the German ones, but the colour is different. Signposts in Italy are green, signs on state roads are blue. Signs to interesting places are brown, cities in the city centre white. If you are travelling by car, which you could rent cheaply from the car rental company, you should also consider the different speed limits.

Speed limits in Palermo

  • Within built-up areas: 50 km/h
  • Outside built-up areas: 90 km/h
  • State roads:  90 km/h
  • Motorways:130 km/h

Sights you can reach directly from the airport

You have received your rental car at the pick-up station of your car rental company and would like to explore the surrounding area? Punta Raisi is the nearest town to the airport. In the surroundings of Punta Raisi there are already many places of interest, which you can easily reach with your rental car.

Only a few kilometres away from Punta Raisi, there is the Torre dell' Orsa in Cinisi. Park your rental car in front of the gates and admire the old walls with their beautiful towers and gates. The beach of Spiaggia Magaggiari is also only a few kilometres away from Punta Raisi. Here you can also arrive comfortably with your rental car and relax on the beach.

If you drive by car from Punta Raisi towards Palermo, you will see many different buildings. From the airport, your rental car will take you to Palermo Cathedral, for example, which has a crypt and cathedral treasure. It was also built in the Arabic-Norman style. The Norman palace also has the same architectural style.

If you are travelling from PMO Airport to Palermo, we recommend visiting the palace. Palazzo Reale used to be a royal palace and now houses the Sicilian Parliament. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe.

You are an opera lover and would like to reach Teatro Massimo directly from the airport with your rental car? It is located in Piazza Giuseppe Verdi and was built in classicistic style. It is one of the most beautiful of its kind in the world. Rent a car cheaply at the car rental company of your choice and travel Palermo in Italy. The town hall with its large forecourt is located in the centre of the city. The Florentine fountain is located in Piazza Pretoria. 

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The city's two markets can also be easily reached by rental car. Drive by car and enjoy the choice of vegetables, fish and fruit as well as typical Italian dishes. Here the Sicilian way of life is vividly conveyed to you. Rent your car cheaply at the airport and check out other destinations in Palermo. You can also easily reach the beaches and bays of the surrounding area by car. Monte Pellegrino offers a unique view of the city. Rent your car at reasonable prices.

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