Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei Guide (PSA)

Airport info
Code: PSA
Piazzale D'ascanio 1, Tuscany, Italy

Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei is situated 1km (0.6 miles) north of Pisa.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +39
+39 050 849 111
Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei map

Pisa International Airport is the primary airport for the Italian region of Tuscany, in the centre of the country. A useful resource for travellers, our Pisa International Airport guide provides a detailed overview of the facility, including details of terminal services, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


There is an airport information desk in the Arrivals hall (tel: +39 050 849 300), which can provide information on flights as well as tourist information; rail and bus tickets can also be purchased here.

Driving directions

Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei is within easy reach of Pisa, Genoa, Leghorn and Florence on the A12 motorway and the Livorno-Pisa-Florence dual carriageway.

From central Pisa, head west on Via Contessa Matilde and turn south onto Via Bonanno Pisano. Cross the river and continue south via Via Cesare Battisti and follow signs to the airport entrance. The total drive time from central Pisa to the airport is approximately 15 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: As of September 2016 the fast and fully automatic PisaMover train connects the airport directly with Pisa Central Station every five to eight minutes (journey time: 8 minutes). The PisaMover station is located just 40m (130ft) from the terminal.

Public transport road

Bus:Bus 1 makes several stops in the city centre. The service leaves from just outside the arrivals hall and from the Cassa Parcheggi outside the departures hall. Buses leave for the town centre every 10 minutes. The journey time is less than 10 minutes, and the fare is €1.10. There are also daily services to Siena and Livorno.

Taxi:CO.TA.PI (Pisa taxi cooperative) operates Radio Taxi (tel: +39 050 541 600; www.cotapi.it), which runs a 24-hour taxi service from Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport. The taxi stand is located in front of the terminal exit, arrivals side. The journey to the centre of Pisa typically takes 10 minutes and the fare is approximately €10.

Terminal facilities


A bank and a currency exchange desk are available at Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport.


Wi-Fi internet access (the first 60 minutes of which is free of charge) is available throughout Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport, and there are fixed internet stations in both Departures and Arrivals. Public telephones are also available to passengers.


There is a pub, bar and café on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are three restaurants, one of which is self-service, and a bar.


The shopping area, La Corte, has over 20 shops and can be accessed from both floors. There is a duty-free shop (for passengers leaving the EU) in Departures and a tax-refund facility is available.


The airport’s Lost Property Office (tel: +39 050 849 538), on the first floor of the airport, handles queries regarding items misplaced in and around the terminal. A left-luggage service is available at the information office (tel: +39 050 849 300). A porter service is also available.


Other facilities at Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei include a first aid station, and a surgery (tel: +39 06 5994 8863) where vaccinations are available. There is also a children's play area, a hairdresser, a chapel, a pharmacy – and even a branch of the Scuola di Danza E. Ghezzi ballet school.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Galilei Business Centre (tel: +39 050 849 211) has one meeting room, which can hold up to 50 people, and two smaller rooms accommodating up to 10 people. The centre’s Etruria Hall has audiovisual equipment, including an overhead projector, microphone, slide projector and screen. There is also a VIP lounge.

Disabled facilities

Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei is equipped with disabled toilets and lifts; there are also ramps inside and outside the terminal. TDDs are provided for the hearing impaired. Reserved parking for disabled visitors is available in the short-term and multistorey car parks. Disabled travellers should inform their airline of any special assistance required prior to travel.

Car parking

There are both short- and long-term car parks at Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport, with space for 1,200 vehicles. Short-term parking is available just outside the Departures area in car park P3 and outside Arrivals in P8. Long-term parking is available in the multistorey car park (P2) opposite the train station on the departures side and in the neighbouring P1 car park. The long-term P4 parking area by the petrol station is seasonal.

Car rental

Car hire companies at Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei include: Auto Europa, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore/National and Sixt. The car rental ‘terminal’ is located just 500m (1,650ft) from the terminal and is accessible by shuttle bus.


There are no on-site hotels at Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport, but being close to the city centre, a good range of accommodation is easily accessible from the airport.

Abitalia Tower Plaza

+39 050 784 6444

An opulent 5-star hotel, this property is close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and other attractions. It has an outdoor pool, Turkish bath, gymnasium and other spa facilities. Outdoor dining is available in summer, and the hotel offers a number of meeting rooms.

Via Caduti del Lavoro 46, 56122, Pisa, Italy

Hotel Leonardo

+39 050 579 946

For those in search of Pisa's history, this is a great choice – the atmospheric 3-star hotel is housed in the former home of wealthy silk merchants. This recently refurbished property is just 500m (1,640ft) from the Leaning Tower of Pisa and a short drive from the airport.

Via Tavoleria 17, 56126, Pisa, Italy

B&B Da Leo

+39 050 502 757

Just five minutes from the airport (by car), this guesthouse is a short distance from the railway station and the old town attractions, and is a good option if travelling on a budget. The rooms are attractively decorated, and all are en-suite.

Viale Francesco Bonaini 16, 56125, Pisa, Italy

NH Cavalieri

+39 050 43290

Conveniently located adjacent to Pisa’s main railway station, this 4-star hotel is about as central as it's possible to be. The hotel has its own restaurant, café and bars, and a range of meetings facilities are available to guests.

Piazza della Stazione 2, 56125, Pisa, Italy