Pisa International Airport is the gateway to those holidaying in Tuscany. It is situated less than a mile (1km) from Pisa's iconic landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and it is just 37 miles (60km) from Florence.
The airport boasts an impressive array of passenger amenities, but can get quite crowded during peak holiday periods. A number of low-cost carriers offer cheap flights to Pisa International Airport making it very accessible and a destination of choice for those wanting a relaxing holiday in Italy.
The airport is located one mile (2km) north-east of Pisa, and 50 miles (80km) west of Florence.
Getting to the city
Train: The railway terminal is connected to the terminal's check-in hall by a 40m covered walkway. There are direct lines to Pisa Central Station and Florence, daily. Buy tickets at the information office in the arrivals hall. There is also a direct shuttle from Pisa International Airport to Pisa Central Station that costs €1.10 and runs every 30 minutes between 1.03am and 10.20pm during the week and slightly less regularly on Sundays and public holidays.
Taxis: The Pisa Taxi Cooperative operates taxis to and from the airport. Fares into central Pisa range from €5.70 to €8 and there is an added surcharge of €2.30 on Sundays and public holidays. The airport's taxi stand is in front of the terminal just after the arrivals exit. It generally takes about five to ten minutes to get from the airport to Pisa Centrale railway station.
Bus: Buses run to and from Pisa to destinations across Pisa as well as Tuscan destinations such as Firenze, Siena, Lucca and Viareggio. The Compagnia Pisana Transporti (CPT) has a bus going to central Pisa roughly every ten minutes between 5.20am and 12.01am from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays the buses run from 7.25am to 12.01am, but they are slightly less frequent than during the week, with between three and four buses an hour. Bus tickets cost €1.10 and can be bought from the information office in the terminal. The buses arrive at and depart from the bus stop just outside of the arrivals area.
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Car rental operators at the airport can be found in the Car Rentals Terminal, which is connected to the arrivals area via shuttle bus. The shuttle bus stop is just outside arrivals and rental operators at the airport include Avis, Auto Europa, EasyCar, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Liberty Rentals, Locauto, Maggiore (affiliated with National), Advantage and Sixt.
Taxis are available at the airport, they charge €6 for the 10-minute drive into Pisa (with an extra fee being added on public holidays and Sundays). A taxi to Florence will cost about €130, and the drive takes between 40 minutes and an hour depending on traffic. Be sure to reset the meter at the start of your drive. A Collective Taxi service is also available from the airport, it runs every 10 minutes to the Train Station and the Leaning Tower. Collective Taxis charge a €2.50 per person surcharge, and there is a maximum of eight people allowed per taxi. The service runs between 8.00am and midnight.
Transfer between terminals
Not applicable, as there is only one terminal building.
Money and communications: ATMs, a bank, a bureau de change and a post office are available at Pisa International Airport.
Luggage: Luggage trolleys are available at the airport as is a skycap service. The left luggage facility is located at the information desk in the arrivals area. The desk is open from 9am to 7pm for leaving luggage and 8am to 8pm for collecting luggage. The daily charge per piece of luggage is €7. The lost and found office is just inside arrivals.
Conference and business: The Galilei Business Centre has halls, meeting rooms, convention areas and seminar venues equipped with microphones, projectors and other audio visual equipment. Copying and faxing facilities are also available. The airport's VIP lounge also has business facilities and is available free to all passengers travelling business class or to passengers willing to pay the €15 entrance fee. The terminal itself has prepaid printing and Internet services as well as video conferencing and laptop ports available at Telelink Internet kiosks.
Other facilities: First aid facilities, baby changing and kids play areas, hotel information desk, a VIP Lounge, a view point area, pharmacy, a business centre, hair salon and beauty centre and a chapel are all available at the airport.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in the VIP Lounge, but it costs normal passengers €15 to gain access to the lounge. An Internet point is available on the second floor next to the waiting area. WiFi in the terminal is only available through service providers such as Vodafone and devitalia. There are also pre-paid Internet kiosks available throughout the airport.
Information: The information office is on the arrivals side of the terminal and is open daily from 7am to 11pm. The office provides helpful information about flight information, tourism in and around Pisa, flight insurance policies and onward travel. The staff generally speak Italian and English and occasionally another European language.
Shopping: There's plenty of shopping opportunities at Galileo Galilei Airport with products from around the world. However, the made in Italy products will not disappoint, particularly if you're after Tuscan gifts and souvenirs for friend and family back home. Before security control passengers can shop at Conte Of Florence, Kontessa, L'Ocabianca, Artemisa, Rossi Calzature and New Fashion Gate. Beyond the security checks passengers can look forward to the tax-free shop as well as shopping at Colline Toscane, for all their Tuscan souvenirs, Leopolda, for clothing and couture, St G, for shoes and fashion accessories, and the Touch and Go shop for perfumes, food and wine. There are also many more shops to choose from.
Food and Drink: There's a great selection of bars and restaurants at Pisa International. Passengers after a quick bite should head to Bar Vasari e Pizzeria Chef, Caffetteria Salza, the Red Baron, Vizi & Sfizi. While those wanting a proper sit down meal or a la carte menu and some time to relax can only do so before the security gates at Mastro Bistecca and Mascagni's Restaurant. After security there are only a couple of options such as Bar/Pizza Chef and Pro Du Co Café.
Both short- and long-term parking is available at Pisa International Airport. While the first 15 minutes is free of charge, short-term rates range from €2 for the first hour, €5 for two hours and a daily maximum of €30 per day. While long-term rates range between €6 and €10 per day.
Booking flights to Pisa International Airport can be done on any one of the 18 airlines serving the airport such as Air Dolomiti, German Wings, Air France, Finn Air, Iberia, Ryan Air, Belle Air, Delta, transavia, Air One, easyJet, Albanian Airlines, Norwegian, Alitalia, British Airways, Jet2, Wind Jet, Lufthansa, Vueling and Wizz.
The VIP Lounges have free wi-fi, but entrance to the lounges costs €15 for passengers without business class tickets. There is an Internet point and pre-paid Internet kiosks on the second floor of the terminal. Service providers such as Vodafone and devitalia offer their subscribers wi-fi throughout the terminal.
Business facilities are available to passengers with access to the VIP Lounge. If your ticket doesn't get you access, then entrance is €15. Copying, faxing, microphones, projectors and audio-visual equipment, meeting rooms and seminar venues are available in the Galilei Business Centre. Pre-paid printing and Internet services as well as laptop ports are available within the terminal at the Telelink Internet kiosks.
Pisa International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.