IASF-Palermo is located at the Area della Ricerca CNR, via Ugo La Malfa 153, in the north west area of the town of Palermo. Google Maps plus code: 5886+75 Palermo, PA (38°09’56.5″N 13°18’37.6″E).
How to reach us:
From the airport of Punta Raisi “Falcone e Borsellino”
Take the metro on the ground floor of the airport (stop “Punta Raisi”). Get off the train at “San Lorenzo“. From there IASF-Palermo is only a 10 minute walk. This train ride takes about 30 minutes and the tickets costs € 6.
Link to train timetable
The taxi fare from the airport to Palermo north is ~ € 35 during the day, to Palermo downtown is ~ € 40 during the day; the fares are higher in the night.
The bus shuttle (“Prestia e Comandè” company) will bring you from the Palermo airport to downtown. The journey is nominally 40 minutes, but it strongly depends on traffic. The fare is ~ € 6 and you can buy the ticket on board. There are more than 20 daily trips, at a frequency of 30 minutes, from 6:30 to 00:30 approximately. Get off at the “Politeama” station. To reach the institute from downtown, you can use taxi (~ € 15) or buses (see below). Link to Prestia e Comandè timetable.
From the motorway A29, direction Palermo, exit “Zona industriale nord“; the CNR Area is on your left, few meters after the underpass.
Apart from taxi (~ € 15), the following bus services operated by AMAT are available from downtown to IASF-Palermo (CNR Area). Be aware that if the traffic is heavy, the trip can take more than one hour.
Bus: Line 103 or 134 (from “Politeama Garibaldi” to “Regione Siciliana – De Saliba”, 15 stops) then Line 100 (from “Regione Siciliana – De Saliba” to “La Malfa -CNR”, 12 stops).
Bus: Line 102 (from “Dante – XX Settembre” to “Regione Siciliana – Parcheggio Degli Emiri”, 14 stops) then Line 100 (from “Regione Siciliana – Parcheggio Degli Emiri”, to “La Malfa -CNR”, 17 stops).
Link to AMAT moovit.
You can’t buy the ticket on board. Buy it at tabacs or bars or AMAT shops.
Take the metro at “Notarbartolo” station. Get off the train at “San Lorenzo” or “La Malfa“. From “San Lorenzo” IASF-Palermo is only a 10 minute walk. “La Malfa” is closer to the Institute but the trains run less frequently. This train ride takes about 5 minutes and the tickets costs € 1.50.
Link to train timetable
Hotels in downtown Palermo:
A list of suggested hotels in downtown and located close to the Airport bus shuttle terminal.
– Politeama Palace Hotel (4*) Piazza Ruggiero Settimo 15, tel. +39 091322777
– Hotel Gallery House (3*) Via Mariano Stabile 136, tel. +39 0916124758
– Hotel Europa (3*) Via Agrigento 3, tel. +39 0916256323
– Hotel Joli (3*) Via Michele Amari 11, tel. +39 0916111765
– Hotel Tonic (3*) Via Mariano Stabile 126, tel. +39 091581754