It’s surprisingly easy to get from Palermo to Monreale by bus. However, you’d never know this with all the outdated and confusing information online. I traveled from Palermo to Monreale by bus in Summer 2021, visiting the famous Monreale Cathedral upon arrival, and I took photos of everything along the way to show you exactly how to make the same trip, with no hassles and no wasted time.
Since I know you might be reading this from under a tree in Palermo, trying to find the right bus stop, I’ll start with the bus information first, and then I’ll tell you a bit about what it’s like to visit Monreale for the day. But first, the bus!
Which Bus Goes from Palermo to Monreale?
The bus from Palermo to Monreale (and back) is #389, operated by AMAT (Palermo’s public bus company). Google Maps doesn’t always recognize #389 and might try to suggest you take a different bus and then walk the final 500 meters. Do not do this! The end part of that route is a straight vertical ascent up a steep hill, mostly by narrow stone stairs or narrow, twisting roads where you’ll have to dodge cars and buses. Only take Bus #389!