Getting to Pisa

BY AIRPLANE

Galilei International Airport  is about 1 km from the city centre, at the Pisa Aeroporto exit of the Florence – Pisa – Livorno dual carriageway (SGC FI-PI-LI), and the A12 Genova-Rosignano motorway. The city centre can be reached in few minutes by trains that connect the railway terminal of the airport with Pisa Centrale station. A city bus (LAM Rossa) frequently connects the airport to the Central Station and the city centre. The city bus terminus and the taxi rank are located outside the arrivals side. The Radio Taxi service (24 h) operates in the city of Pisa, telephone +39 050 541600. Many car hire companies and a tourist point are also available at the airport www.pisa-airport.com

BY TRAIN

Pisa Centrale Station is one of the principal regional and national railway junctions. Frequent trains run to Florence, Rome, Genoa, Lucca and Viareggio. The station is centrally located, about 2 km from the airport and 200 m from the extra-urban bus terminal in Piazza Sant’Antonio. The taxi rank and the bus stop for urban routes direct to Piazza dei Miracoli, Airport, Congress Palace can be found outside the terminal. The station also provides a luggage storage service. Travel tickets must be stamped before in the yellow ticket machines http://www.trenitalia.com

BY BUS

Urban and extra-urban buses: Pisa is serviced by the local transport company CPT – Compagnia Pisana Trasporti  http://www.pisa.cttnord.it/  covering most of the province, by Autolinee Lazzi transport company http://www.lazzi.it/, connecting with Lucca and Viareggio, and by CLAP/Vaibus www.vaibus.it, to Lucca and Versilia area

BY TOURIST COACH

Tourist 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. 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 http://www.pisamo.it

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) www.autostrade.it

To access the historical centre – Most of Pisa historical centre falls within the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL). Only authorised vehicles are permitted access to this zone. The entrances (electronic barriers) are monitored by 24h cameras and unauthorised access is sanctioned with a fine. Visitors staying in a hotel within the ZTL zone can have their hotel issue them with a temporary permit.  For more ph. +39 508669113 o e-mail all’indirizzo pm.ztl@comune.pisa.it