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Car hire at Palermo Airport

Car hire at Palermo Airport

Palermo Airport, also known as Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO), serves Palermo, the capital of the Italian island of Sicily. It is located in the north-west of the island 31 km away from the capital, and linked to the city by the E90 route.

What I need to know

Palermo Airport car rental will allow you to explore the entire island of Sicily. A number of car hire companies operate from the airport and booking through Holiday Autos means you can take advantage of no credit card fees and free cancellation.

Where to pick up my car

Companies offering Palermo Airport car hire have desks in the arrivals hall, so it should be easy to locate your chosen supplier once you have collected your luggage. Free cancellation and no credit card fees are just two of the benefits of booking car hire through Holiday Autos.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Palermo Airport car hire means you can take in the historic cities, sandy beaches and lush countryside that Sicily has to offer. The size of the island means many places can be reached within a few hours' drive, making it easy to explore.

Nearby Palermo Airport

The capital Palermo is a short drive away, and the city of Trapani, complete with its harbour and 17th-century watchtower, can be reached in around an hour by car.

Longer drives

Head across the island to Catania, an ancient port city on the east coast that lies approximately 240 km from Palermo Airport. If you want to enjoy a day on the beach consider driving to Cefalu, around 110 km away, a picturesque coastal town with highly-regarded beaches. For a longer trip, consider taking a ferry to mainland Italy

Eating and drinking

Sicilian food draws influences from a wide range of different cuisines, such as French, Arabic and North African. A lot of restaurants source their ingredients locally and one dish typical to restaurants around Palermo is pasta cooked with sardines.

Things to do

If you want to combine eating with exploring consider taking a street food tour, where you can see the sights of Palermo and also sample some of the on-the-go cuisine the city has to offer. If you're keen to do some shopping head to Mercato di Ballaro, the city's busiest street market selling all manner of foods and other goods.


Palermo's Cappella Palatina is a chapel that dates back to 1130 and has a beautiful interior filled with precious stones. Piazza Pretoria is flanked by churches and other buildings and dominated by Fontana Pretoria, a fountain that is one of the city's major landmarks.