Provincia di Pisa
Official Tourism Website for Pisa Province

Getting to Pisa

The province of Pisa is formed of 39 municipalities and holds a prized position in the western part of Tuscany. It shares borders with the province of Lucca to the north, Florence to the east and north-east, Siena to the south-east, Grosseto to the south and Livorno and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the West.

This means that the province of Pisa is easily accessible by car along the autostrada (motorway) links and by the SGC FI-PI-LI superstrada (expressway). It can be reached by sea due to its proximity to the port of Livorno and by air thanks to the presence of the Galileo Galilei international airport.

 

By air

Pisa - International Airport Galileo GalileiDirect flights connect Galileo Galilei International Airport to various Italian cities and numerous European and other international destinations.

Primarily low cost airlines operate to and from Pisa airport.

The airport is approximately 1 kilometre from the historic centre of the city of Pisa, at the Pisa Aeroporto exit of the Florence-Pisa-Livorno dual carriageway (SGC FI-PI-LI), and the A12 Genova-Rosignano motorway.

A number of car hire companies service Pisa airport.

The city centre can be reached in just a few minutes by trains that connect the railway terminal of the airport with Pisa Centrale station.

Furthermore, a city bus (LAM Rossa) connects the airport to the Central Station and the centre of Pisa every 10 minutes. The city bus terminus is located just outside the arrivals side of the airport.

The taxi rank is also found at the airport exit - on the arrivals side. The Radio Taxi service (24 h) operates in the city of Pisa, telephone +39 050 541600.

An information point is available at the arrivals gate.

 
 

By rail

Pisa - Railway stationPisa Centrale station is one of the principal regional and national railway junctions.  Frequent trains run to Florence, Rome, Genoa and Lucca.

The station is at the southern edge of the city's historical centre, around one and a half kilometres from the airport and two hundred metres from the extra-urban bus terminal at Piazza Sant'Antonio. The taxi rank and the bus stop for urban routes direct to Piazza dei Miracoli, the airport and Cisanello hospital centre can be found outside the railway terminal. The station also provides a luggage storage service.

Travel tickets must be stamped, under penalty of sanction, in the designated yellow ticket machines situated next to the ticket office and along the platforms.

Visit  www.ferroviedellostato.it for information on arrival and departures times.

 
 

By bus

Pisa_ CPT StationLong distance coaches • Long distance lines operate to connect Pisa to various Italian regions, chiefly central/southern Italy:

Direct buses to the airport • Pisa airport can be reached directly from Florence airport and central station. This service is provided by Terravision.

Extra-urban buses • Pisa is serviced by the transport company CPT - Compagnia Pisana Trasporti, covering most of the province, by Autolinee Lazzi transport company, connecting with Lucca and Viareggio, and by CLAP/Vaibus, which connects it to Lucca and Pietrasanta.

 
 

By tourist coach

Pisa - Touristic bus parkingTourist coaches arriving in Pisa are required to stop at the Via Pietrasantina coach park, at the north entrance to the city. Coaches are not allowed to stand  in town and some coach types are also prohibited from circulating on Sundays.

The parking area is about 800 metres from the Piazza dei Miracoli (10 minutes on foot). A city bus (LAM Rossa) and a shuttle bus (Navetta C), both paid services, run frequently to and from the monumental district.

 
 

By car

From Florence • Motorway A11 Firenze-Mare, exit at Pisa Nord, take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km); alternatively Florence-Pisa-Livorno (SGC FI-PI-LI) expressway, exit at Pisa Nord-Est (for the Cisanello hospital centre and the eastern area), Pisa Aeroporto (for the airport and the central-southern area), Pisa Aurelia (for the Leaning Tower and the western area).

From Rome, Bologna • Motorway A1 to Florence, then Motorway A11, exit at Pisa Nord, then take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km). Alternatively, follow the motorway A12-E80 from Rome to Civitavecchia, then the SS1-E80 Aurelia to Rosignano Marittimo, then rejoin the A12-E80 to Pisa (exit at Pisa Centro toll-booth).

From Genoa • Motorway A12 Genova-Rosignano, exit at Pisa Nord, then take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km).

To access the historical centre • Most of the historical centre of Pisa falls within the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL). Only authorised vehicles are permitted access to this zone; the entrances (electronic barriers) are monitored by 24 hour cameras and unauthorised access is sanctioned with a fine.

Temporary authorisation • Visitors staying in a hotel within the ZTL zone can have their hotel issue them with a temporary permit. Visitors with restricted mobility and in possession of a disabled sticker may be permitted entry by requesting authorisation in advance from the Polizia Municipale, tel. +39 050 910851/910810.

 
 

By camper van

Pisa - Camper parkingThose travelling by camper van can avail themselves of the parking area of Via Di Pratale, located near the historic centre and equipped with waste disposal, drinking fountains and public restrooms.

The parking area is linked to the city centre by a cycle path and is serviced by the LAM Verde city bus line.