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How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

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How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Good day,

How much is a taxi from the airport to Hotel Ambasciatori in Palermo? Are the taxis metered or is it a fixed price? How expensive are taxis around the city?

Unfortunately, we need to change hotels on our second night! The positive thing is that the second hotel is on the same street. Both are on Via Roma.

Many thanks for your help.

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1. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Hi. Taxis are pricey in general, a prearranged tranfer would cost a bit less.

But the cheaper and most covenient option is the airport bus.

www.prestiaecomande.it

The last stop (central train station) is very near the Ambasciatori, a short straight walking distance along via Roma.

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2. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Hi,

it would be about 30 to 40€. In Palermo you could insist on a taxameter, however it seems to be very unusual to use one. When you negotiate, costs are at about 2€ / km. Don't expect the taxi driver to speak English.

My experience from last year was that prebooked shuttle services are quite expensive.

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3. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Thank you both Biondo & Holger.

Where is the airport bus located? I assume that I can purchase the ticket upon arriving? How much is it, approximately, per person and luggage?

Biondo, are there taxis available at the central station? I am just a little concerned, about walking, as we are carrying a suitcase plus a carry on, each of us.

Thanks again for taking the time to answer me.

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4. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Taxis are always more expensive than prearranged transfers. Expect to pay €45.

You might also book the taxi in advance, but if you don't book the taxi in advance, and hail a taxi at the airport, then agree on the rate at the airport prior to entering the taxi.

Coop. Autoradio taxi:

http://www.autoradiotaxi.it/

Coop. Trinacria:

http://www.radiotaxitrinacria.it/

www.radiotaxitrinacria.it/index.php…

If you were to prearrange a private transfer, expect to pay €38 from Palermo's airport to Palermo.

Adriana Viaggi:

http://www.adrianaviaggi.com/

Take the Prestia e Comandè bus from Palermo’s airport to Palermo from outside Arrivals at the airport.

http://www.prestiaecomande.it/

Click on “Aereoporto Falcone Borsellino – Palermo”:

www.prestiaecomande.it/…

Costo biglietto corsa singola 6,30 euro

You would take the bus to the last stop at the train station.

The hotel is 200 m. from the train station.

Vagabonda

Edited: 06 August 2014, 15:22
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5. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

There's a taxi station at the train station. Expect to pay about €10 from the train station to the Hotel Ambasciatori.

www.ambasciatorihotelpalermo.com/web/dove.php

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6. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Prego! The bus is located out of the arrival area 50 mts on the right, you can buy your ticket right at the bus stop. It costs 6.20 euros per person, single fare.

www.prestiaecomande.it

The hotel is really in short walking distance, but you will find taxis at the station (right in front) in case you need them.

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7. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Thank you all for the very helpful information. You are all wonderful.

I love Trip Advisor!!!!! The best!

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8. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Prego trvlbufElmhurst,

AMAT also runs local bus service along via Roma, 101, 102...

www.amat.pa.it/index.php…

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9. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

If you plan to take the taxi from the train station, by the time you pay for the bus times two and the taxi, you may as well appreciate the door to door convenience from the airport, and prearrange the transfer from the airport.

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10. Re: How much is a taxi from the arport to the city center?

Very true!!! Either take the taxi, all the way, door to door or take the bus and walk!!!

Thanks again!