Picking up a car hire at Pisa Airport is the best way to ensure your start enjoying your holidays as soon as you step off the plane, without missing a beat. Thanks to Auto Europe's strong relationship with leading car hire companies worldwide, we are able to provide our clients with the best services at the most competitive prices in over 20,000 locations in 150 countries, including at Pisa Airport.
Pisa International Airport (PSA)
Italian Name: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa. Also known as Galileo Galilei Airport.
Address: Piazzale D'Ascanio, 1, 56121 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy.
IATA Code: PSA
Location: The airport is located inside Pisa, only a 10 mns drive from the city centre.
Airlines operating at Pisa Airport: The airport is served by 17 airlines, which include popular low cost airlines - such as EasyJet and Ryanair - and traditional airlines, such as British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France and Air Italia.
Tel: +39 050 849 300
Pisa Airport only has one terminal. It's important to know that, as is the case with many other European airports, the terminal is not open all night. The airport opens at 4am and closes after the arrival or departure of the last flight.
The arrival and departure gates are located on the ground floor of the terminal, where you can also find the Baggage Claim and the Tourism Information Centre.
There are two check-in areas: Check-in A and Check-in B. Check-in A is located in the main terminal, on the ground floor. Check-in B, on the other hand, is on the new building located next to the terminal. There are screens throughout the airport where you can verify the correct check-in area and counter for your flight. This information starts being displayed two hours before departure time.
The car hire desks are not located directly on the terminal, but on a separate car rentals terminal. This is located only 500 meters from the main terminal. To access it, clients have two options. They can either take the shuttle bus (located outside the arrivals area), or they can walk (it's only 5 minutes by foot).
When picking up your car, always check your voucher for the relevant supplier. This can be found on the first page of the voucher, under "Pick-up information". Sometimes clients mistakenly head straight for the Auto Europa desk, believing it to be from Auto Europe, but that may not necessarily be your supplier. Auto Europe and Auto Europa are two different companies, the first being an international car hire broker and the second an Italian car rental company.
Car hire desks opening hours
|Avis||8am to 11pm|
|Europcar||8am to 11.59pm|
|Firefly||8am to 11.59pm|
The terminal at Pisa Airport has a number of restaurants, café and stores, where you can employ your time when waiting for your flight. Some of these are located on the first floor, but most of them are on the ground floor. On the ground floor you can also find a First Aid station, the Airport Police and the Exchange Office.
If you're looking for Internet access, there's a DevItalia Internet point on the first floor. Besides this, there are also three Internet stations, one on the first floor close to the DevItalia Internet point, and two on the ground floor (one close to arrivals and one on the departures hall).
To drive to the city proper, you only need to follow the signs that say "Pisa Centro", take the Superstrada Firenze Pisa Livorno and then turn left to the Via Ponte Piglieri. It takes around 10 minutes to get from the airport to the centre. If you want to drive to Florence, you should also take the Firenze Pisa Livorno motorway. The trip takes from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. For more information about driving in Italy, take a look at our driving information page.
If you're not picking up your car at the airport, but in a downtown location, you have the option of either travelling to the city by train or by bus. If you take the bus, the RED LAM line, which stops at the bus terminal located just outside arrivals, connects the airport to the city. You can buy the necessary ticket from the Information Office in the terminal or from the automatic machine located near the bus stop.
If you prefer to take the train, there's a direct shuttle to Pisa Central Station departing every half an hour. There are also five train connections to Florence per day, with stops at Ponteder and Empoli.
There are four car parks at Pisa Airport: the West Car Park, the Multi-level car park, the Short-term car park and the East Long Stay Car Park.
If you only need to park for a few hours, the right park to use is the aptly named Short-term car park. This is located just outside the departures hall and if you park there for a period of time equal or inferior to 15 minutes, you don't have to pay.
If you park for longer than 15 minutes, you can pay for parking in one of two ways. You can either pay at the car park desk, which is open from 7.30am to midnight every day, or you can use the automatic machines, which work 24/7. The machines accept cash and give change.
If you drive your car hire from Pisa Airport to the city itself, know that there are two free park & ride car parks: Parcheggio Via Pietrasantina and Parcheggio del Brennero. These are the most economical choices when it comes to parking in Pisa, but they are not the only option. There are several paid car parks throughout the city, the largest of which being the Parcheggio di Piazza dei Miracoli.
Street parking is normally paid, and the parking fees tend to be higher the closer you are to the centre. Paid spots are indicated by blue lines, while white lines mean free parking. Yellow lines mark reserved parking spots.