Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (IATA international code: PSA) is one of the ten largest airports in Italy. People come here not only to admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa. From Pisa airport it is very easy to get to other cities of Tuscany, for example, Florence, Siena, Lucca or Livorno. In this article, we will try to consecrate all available modes of transport from the airport to the nearest cities.
Due to the fact that numerous low-cost airlines fly to Pisa airport: Easy Jet, Rianair, WizzAir and even Russian Victory, it can become the most budget starting point for traveling in Tuscany and northern Italy.
From the airport, aircraft fly to many cities in Italy and major cities in Europe. Even from Moscow to Pisa can be reached directly. On Mondays and Thursdays from Vnukovo Airport, flights are made by the Pobeda low-cost airline, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from Pisa's Galileo Galilei Airport, from Domodedovo Airport, S7 flies. Find tickets for suitable dates in the form below.
Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa, named after the famous native of the city, is not the largest. It has only 1 terminal, closed at night. Flights depart from 4 a.m. Therefore, those who have planned a night change or an early flight to Pisa should preoccupy themselves with finding housing nearby. You can choose a suitable accommodation option from the link below.
The airport building itself has everything you need for a comfortable flight expectation: cafes, restaurants, a currency exchange office, pharmacy, luggage storage, help desk, shops, etc., but remember that they all do not work at night.
Despite high passenger traffic, Pisa Airport is not so large
How to get from Galileo Galilei Airport to Pisa
Pisa is the nearest village to the airport of the same name. The city center is located just 4 km from the arrival terminal. At the same time, the train station Stazione Pisa Centrale is even closer, only a kilometer from the airport. Therefore, the choice of modes of transport on which you can get from the airport to Pisa is quite large.
The easiest way to use the local bus is CTT Nord. Buses depart from a stop at the exit of the arrivals area every 15 minutes from 5:20 to 20:25. They go past the train station, from where you can go to any major city in Italy, and then to the city center. The trip to the station takes only 5 minutes, to the center with the famous Miracle Square and the leaning tower - no more than 15 minutes. In order not to pass by, look for the Torre - Ospedale S.Chiara stop.
Bus stops at Pisa airport
The fare on the bus is 1.2 euros (2018). You can buy a ticket at the airport ticket office, at the information desk or at the vending machine at the bus stop. It acts on all urban transport for 1 hour from the moment of landing.
In March 2017, a new high-speed railway connected the airport terminal to the Pisa Centrale main railway station. Fully automatic Pisa Mover trains depart from the airport from 6 a.m. to midnight with a frequency of 5-8 minutes. The distance is so short that 5 minutes will not pass, as you find yourself in place.
In 2017, the Pisa Mover between the airport and the train station was completely updated
Those who are not heavily burdened with luggage can take a walk from the airport to the central train station. Go very close, first straight, then left. A leisurely step will reach the place in 15-20 minutes.
How to get from Pisa Airport to Florence and other Tuscany cities
If the purpose of your trip is not Pisa, but Florence or Siena, getting there from the Galileo Galilei airport will also not be difficult.
To get started, you need to take the Pisa Mover Express, which we mentioned above. It will take you directly to the railway station, from where you can get to the city you need.
From Pisa Centrale Station towards Florence, regional trains leave every 20-30 minutes. Several times a day go high-speed. On the way you will have to spend from 50 minutes to 1.5 hours.
Pisa Centrale Train Station provides easy access to major cities in Tuscany
Also from Pisa Centrale you can get to:
- Lucca (travel time 30 minutes)
- Livorno (15-20 minutes)
- La Spezia (1-1.5 hours)
- Siena (with a change in Empoli in 2-2.5 hours)
- Genoa (2.5 hours) and other cities.
Find out the detailed schedule and book tickets for convenient dates here. Do not forget to compost tickets before boarding a regional train!
To Florence. Terravision buses run 6 times a day from Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport to Florence. Two evening routes go to Florence airport, past the Santa Maria Novella train station, for the rest, the train station itself is the final point. You can check the schedule and book tickets on the official website. Moreover, if you buy tickets in advance will be cheaper than upon arrival.
Terravision buses go from Pisa Airport to the train station and Florence Airport
Autostrade buses run to Piazzale Montelungo in Florence more often. You can find out the schedule here: //orari.autostradale.it.
Finally, the last bus company flying from Pisa to Florence is Sky Bus Lines Caronna. The end point of the route is Florence Airport. On the way, the bus makes 3 stops: in Montecatini, Pistoia and Prato. Buses travel twice a day, at 8:40 and at 14:10. Read more about ticket prices here.
To Siena Autostrade buses run from the airport. The final stop is Piazza Gramsci. Buses run once every 30 minutes. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On the way to spend 2.5 hours. Schedule and ticket prices are here: //orari.autostradale.it.
Get to Lucca and Viareggio from Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport, buses from the local Autolinee CTT Nord will help. Travel time to Lucca - 1 hour, to Viareggio - 1.5 hours. You can find out details, the current schedule and cost of tickets on the official website.
To get to Pisa, however, as well as to other cities of Tuscany, from the Galileo Galilei airport, you can take a taxi. Finding taxi drivers at the airport will not be difficult, but if you eat with a lot of luggage or small children, it is better to book a transfer in advance. The KiwiTaxi online service will help.
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by a driver with a sign on which your name will be indicated. Search for a car and wait for no one. The driver will take you to the address indicated in the reservation.
Those who are accustomed to freedom of movement will surely enjoy the opportunity to rent a car at the airport of Pisa in order to calmly move not only in the city, but throughout the Tuscan region.
At Pisa Airport, car rental services are provided by 10 leading European car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Goldcar and others. You need to search for them 500 meters from the airport terminal. They do not work around the clock. From October to March - from 8:00 to 21:30, from April to September - from 7:00 to 22:30.
In order not to waste time searching for a car at the airport, you can use the online car reservation service on the RentalCars website. The system itself will analyze the offers of all the companies available at the airport and offer the best options for the price. You can also pre-order additional options, such as a child seat.
For those who plan to rent a car, we advise you to pay attention to the article "Car rental in Italy: everything you need to know when booking a car", where we shared not only some nuances of driving a car, but also links to useful mobile applications for car enthusiasts.
From the airport you can directly access the Florence-Pisa motorways, the A12 Genoa-Rosignano and A11 Florence-Pisa Nord motorways, as well as the SS1 regional highway running along the sea towards Genoa.
The most optimal travel routes between the cities of Tuscany are presented on the map below.
Other interesting articles:
- Square of Miracles, or Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- What to see in Florence in 1 day: itinerary
- Sights of the city of Siena in Italy: what to see first
- Lucca is a tower city in Italy
- Livorno - a port city in northern Italy