Buses to and from Pisa Airport (PSA)
Pisa Airport is considered as one of the most important airports in Italy’s Tuscany region, and is served by many airline companies offering domestic and international flights. It is situated only 2 km from the city center of Pisa, and is well connected to this area and the main Tuscan cities by an excellent bus network. Passengers arriving at Pisa can easily reach the cities of Firenze, Siena, Lucca, Viareggio and Livorno by bus. The airport is also commonly referred to as Galileo Galilei, named after the famous Italian philosopher and physicist, or Pisa-San Giusto, due to its location in the district of San Giusto.
Traveling by bus to or from the airport is the most cost effective means of transport available, and passengers will find the bus services to be comfortable and convenient. The airport consists of a single, large terminal building, and the bus stop is located directly outside the Arrivals area. You will find all the bus services to your right-hand side when exiting the terminal building. The following is a list of the bus companies which operate from the airport, and their destinations.
The Compagnia Pisana Trasporti (CPT)
Buses of this company connect the airport to the city center of Pisa. They are available from outside the Arrivals area at the bus stop, and depart from the airport every ten minutes. The bus that travels from the airport to the central train station in Pisa and the Field of Miracles (where tourists will find the famous attraction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa) is called the LAM Rossa bus, or Linea Alta Mobilità. Rossa means red, and can also be indicated on the bus as L/R. The Field of Miracles is also only five minutes away from the Santa Chiara Hospital (Ospedale S. Chiara). The main stops by this Red LAM line are Pisa Central Station, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Riversides (4 stops) and the Santa Chiara Hospital.
For passengers who would like to travel to Pisa Airport, this bus company offers frequent services to the airport from the Central Pisa Railway Station. The regular services do not run on Sundays and bank holidays, but the Servizio Festivo is available during these times.
Terravision is a coach transfer service which connects Pisa Airport to Florence (or Firenze). These buses are available every day from the airport, and travel to the Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Tickets for this service are €10.00 for adults (one-way), and €4.00 for children aged between five and twelve years old. Return tickets are €16.00 for adults and €8.00 for children. Passengers can find out more information from Terravision’s website, at www.terravision.eu.
The Azienda Trasporti Livornese (ATL)
Since March 2005 this company has offered a direct bus service from the airport to Livorno. The main bus stops are Pisa Airport, Stagno and the Stazione F.S. Livorno, which is the train station in Livorno. Buses run in the opposite direction from Livorno Train Station to the airport as well. This bus service is not available on Sundays or bank holidays. Further information is available at www.atl.livorno.it.
The Train S.p.a.
This bus service connects the airport to Sienna. Buses are available from the airport on a daily basis, and the main bus stops are The Airport, Poggibonsi and Siena (P. Gramsci). This bus service has a website which contains more information at www.trainspa.it.
Autolinee F.lli Lazzi or the ‘VAI BUS’
Autolinee F.lli Lazzi provides services for passengers who want to travel to Lucca or Pietrasanta. Buses are also available from these destinations to the airport. The main bus stops on route to Lucca include S. Giuliano and S. Maria del Giudice (or Ripafratta). The main stops on route to Pietrasanta include Migliarino, Torre del Lago, Viareggio and Lido di Camaiore. The same stops are applicable on the journeys from Lucca and Pietrasanta to the airport.
Passengers arriving at the airport can purchase bus tickets from the Information Desk located in the Arrivals area, or from the automated ticket machines at the bus stop. However, the automated machines only ‘speak’ Italian, therefore if you are not familiar with the language it is better to go to the Information Desk. When traveling to Pisa, bus tickets can be purchased from the train stations and tobacco shops, or at the bus stops themselves. Bus tickets must be purchased before boarding the bus, and once you are on the bus, the ticket should be validated, or ‘stamped’. A ticket costing €1.00 is valid for one hour from the time of its validation, and can be used for buses on the entire city network.
Further information regarding the Pisa buses is available from the Information Desk in the Arrivals area. There is also a Tourist Information Desk providing information on the Pisa and Tuscany areas just outside the Arrivals hall.