How to reach the Institute

How to reach the Institute

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"

By Train:
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
By Taxi:
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.
By Bus
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.
By Car:
From the motorway A29, direction Palermo, exit "Zona industriale nord"; the CNR Area is on your left, few meters after the underpass.

From downtown

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. 

By Train: 

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