Getting to Pisa

By air

Direct flights connect Galileo Galilei International Airport to several Italian cities and numerous international destinations. Visit http://www.pisa-airport.com/index.php?lang=_en for information on arrival and departures times.

The airport is approximately 2 km from the historical centre of the city of Pisa, located at the “Pisa Aeroporto” exit of the Firenze–Pisa–Livorno (SGC FI-PI-LI) superstrada or freeway, and the A12 Genova-Rosignano autostrada or motorway.

The city centre can be reached from the airport in few minutes:

• by trains, connecting the railway terminal of the airport with “Pisa Centrale” station;

• by bus, an urban line (LAM Rossa) (http://www.cpt.pisa.it/orari/img/mappa%20lam.jpg) connects the airport to the “Pisa Centrale” station and the centre of Pisa every 10 minutes. The urban bus terminal is located at the arrival side of the airport exit.

• by taxi, the taxi station 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

• by car, a number of car hire companies service Pisa airport.

By train

“Pisa Centrale” station is one of the main regional and national railway junctions. Frequent trains run to Florence, Rome, Genoa and Lucca. Visit http://www.trenitalia.com for information on arrival and departures times.

The station is at the southern edge of the city’s historical centre, around one kilometre from the airport. The taxi station and the bus stop for urban routes direct to Piazza dei Miracoli , the airport and other destinations can be found outside the railway terminal.

By car

From Florence:

o 1st choice: motorway A11 Firenze-Mare, exit at Pisa Nord, SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km);

o 2nd choice: freeway SGC FI-PI-LI (Florence-Pisa-Livorno), exit at Pisa Nord-Est (for the Cisanello hospital centre and the eastern area), at Pisa Aeroporto (for the airport and the central-southern area), at Pisa Aurelia (for the Leaning Tower and the western area).

From Rome:

o 1st choice: motorway A1 to Florence, then motorway A11, exit at Pisa Nord, then take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km);

o 2nd choice: motorway A12-E80 from Rome to Civitavecchia, then the SS1-E80 Aurelia to Rosignano Marittimo, then A12-E80 to Pisa and exit at Pisa Centro.

From Genoa:

motorway A12 Genova-Rosignano, exit at Pisa Nord, the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km).

Restrictions in accessing the historical centre:

most of the historical centre of Pisa is Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL). Only authorised vehicles may have access to this zone; the entrances (electronic barriers) are monitored by 24 hour cameras and unauthorised access is sanctioned with a fine. Visitors staying in a hotel within the ZTL zone can have temporary permit. Visitors with restricted mobility and in possession of a disabled sticker may be permitted to entry by requesting authorisation in advance from the Polizia Municipale, tel. +39 050 910851/910810.

Further information will be provided at hotel check in

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