Palermo: City tours by hop-on hop-off bus

Here you can find information about city tours with the hop-on/hop-off bus in Palermo. We inform you about stops, timetables and prices.

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City Sightseeing Palermo

City Sightseeing Palermo: Hop-on/Hop-off
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  • 2 routes in Palermo
  • 10 stops
  • Audio guide in 8 languages
  • Free Wifi on the bus

  • Line A: Bus runs every 30 min.
  • Line B: Bus runs every 60 min.

  • From 16 years: 20 €
  • Children 5-15 years: 10 €

If you buy your ticket online, you will then receive a voucher that you can save on your mobile phone. Show this voucher to the bus staff on your first journey. Your ticket is then valid for 24 or 48 hours.

Hop-on/hop-off bus: places of interest

Palermo is home to a number of famous sights, first and foremost the Norman palace Palazzo Reale with the Cappella Palatina. You can reach most of them on a city tour with the hop-on hop-off bus.

  • Palazzo Reale / Cappella Palatina
  • Teatro Massimo
  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Quattro Canti
  • Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
  • Mercato della Vucciria
  • Botanical Garden
  • Fontana Pretoria

Just get off at the nearest stop, visit a place of interest and then continue your journey.

You can also explore many attractions close to the city centre on foot. Use the hop-on/hop-off bus as a relaxed city tour to get an overview.

Is a Palermo city tour worth it?

Palermo, the beating heart of Sicily, tells stories of kings and kingdoms, of magnificent churches and mysterious alleyways. For travellers who want to discover this historical jewel, the question often arises: what is the best way to get from A to B without missing out on the city's hidden treasures?

The answer is the hop-on hop-off bus.

Palermo is a city of diversity and every corner has its own story. The hop-on/hop-off bus routes have been carefully selected to ensure you experience all facets of Palermo's cultural heritage - from the majestic Teatro Massimo to the lively Mercato della Vucciria.

Hop-on/hop-off bus
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Palermo deserves to be explored at your own pace. Would you like to contemplate the impressive mosaics of the Cappella Palatina for longer? No problem! Just get off, linger as long as you like and get back on the next bus.

A great advantage of the bus is the audio guide. As you glide through the streets of Palermo, the multilingual commentary gives a deep insight into the history and culture of the city and brings to life the sights you pass.

Especially on hot days, the bus offers a refreshing break. You can sit back, enjoy the view and recharge your batteries before exploring the next sight. The airstream is a great place to be even when the temperature is high.

All in all, the hop-on/hop-off bus in Palermo offers an ideal mix of flexibility, comfort and information content. For tourists who want to make the most of their stay in this fascinating Sicilian city, the bus is the first choice.

Hop-on hop-off buses in Palermo

City Sightseeing Palermo

City Sightseeing Palermo: Hop-on/Hop-off
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City Sightseeing is the world's best-known provider of hop-on/hop-off tours. The buses do not only run in Palermo, but also Rome, Genoa, Florence and other Italian cities.

In the red double-decker buses you have a wonderful view of the city's sights, especially when the roof is open. Sometimes there are only single-decker buses, but even in these you have a great view.

The City Sightseeing buses run on two routes through Palermo. Line A is the more important route, running along the old town.

On board there is an audio guide in eight languages and free wifi. We recommend using the Sightseeing Experience app to track the location of the buses live.

Timetable: Line A

  • First departure: 10:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Timetable: Line B

  • First departure: 12:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 50 minutes

Routes & Stops

  • 2 routes (line A + line B)
  • 10 stops in Palermo
  • Starting stop: Teatro Politeama
  • Map with all stops

With these two bus lines you can reach all the important sights of Palermo.

Line A is the more important route, running along the city centre. Line B goes to the east of the city. You can change from one route to the other at two stops.

Contact City Sightseeing

If you have any questions for the company or wish to make a complaint, you can contact City Sightseeing Palermo by email:

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +39 091 589429

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).