Pisa has one international airport (close to downtown, which can be reached from the main European cities.
Pisa International Airport, is connected to many cities in Europe and there are several airlines flying to and from Pisa: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Dolomiti, Blue Panorama Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Eurowings, Finnair, Jet2.com, Lufthansa, Mistral Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pobeda, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Transavia, Transavia France, Turkish Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air.
The airport is situated on the outskirts of the town, at only 2,7 km from the Congress Venue. It is connected to the Railway Station by an Automated People Mover (Pisa Mover). From the Railway Station buses for any possible destination in the city can be found.
Florence Airport, also named Pergola Airport (Airport code: “FLR”), is located 85 km or ~ 50 miles from the Pisa down town. You can take the train to Pisa Cantrale railway station (~ 2hrs) or about 60 minutes ride in a taxi, private transfer, or rental car.
Rome Airport, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (Airport code: “FCO”), is located 325 km or ~ 200 miles from Pisa down town. You can take two trains (via Rome Termini & Florence Santa Maria Novella) to Pisa Centrale railway station (~4 hrs) or about 3.5hrs ride in a rental car.
Pisa Centrale station is an important national railway junction, connecting north-south (Turin-Genoa-Rome) and east-west (Florence) railways. The station is at the southern edge of the city’s historical centre. Near Platform 14 is situated the Pisa Mover station with trains to the Airport. The taxi station and the bus stop for urban routes direct to Piazza dei Miracoli, Palazzo dei Congressi and any other relevant spot, can be found outside the railway terminal.
Note: Train tickets must be punched, under penalty of sanction, in the designated ticket machines situated next to the ticket office and along the platforms.
Visit www.trenitalia.com for information on arrival and departures times.
From Bologna-Florence: in Florence there are two possible routes to Pisa: the Autostrada A11 Firenze-mare (E76) and the Florence-Pisa-Livorno expressway (SGC FI-PI-LI). The A11 can be followed until its end, where it connects to Motorway A12. The SGC FI-PI-LI has 3 exits in Pisa, named Pisa Nord-Est (eastern area), Pisa Aeroporto (central-southern area) and Pisa Aurelia (western area). A fourth exit connects the SGC FI-PI-LI to Motorway A12 Pisa centro exit.
From Genoa: Motorway A12 (E80) “Genova-Rosignano” has 2 exits in Pisa: Pisa Nord (then SS1 “Aurelia” trunk road, travelling approx. 6 km south to Pisa) and Pisa Centro (then SGC FI-PI-LI toward Florence).
From Rome: the road from Rome to Pisa is a succession of motorways and trunk roads. The last stretch is the Motorway A12 (E80) “Genova-Rosignano” and the exit is Pisa Centro (then SGC FI-PI-LI toward Florence).
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. Hotels within the ZTL provide a temporary permit to their guests.