Sleeping in Airports

Pisa Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Pisa Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

During night, it is simply not allowed to even sleep near the airport, even outside. They turn on the sprinklers even though it has rained lots during the day, just to keep people away – a traveller

Do not attempt to sleep in this airport overnight! You will be kicked out and they turn on the water sprinkers outside the airport!

PSA Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Pisa International Airport, also known as Galileo Galilei Airport.

What to Expect

pisa airport guidePisa Airport (code: PSA) has a small terminal that handles low-cost and seasonal routes. Amenities include over 10 eateries and duty-free and souvenir shops. Unfortunately, WiFi is available on a time-limited basis. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Pisa Airport

The airport closes nightly, from the day’s last flight until 4:00AM, and does not permit overnight stays. Water sprinklers outside the terminal turn on, further preventing any outdoor sleepers. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Pisa Airport.  However, the hotels in the city center are close enough (within 10-20 minutes) that you don’t necessarily need to stay at the airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Pisa, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Galilei VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, in the Departures Area, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Pisa Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Pisa Airport for 60 minutes. Connect to the “SAT-wifi-FREE” network.

Departing passengers using the Galilei VIP Lounge have 4 free hours of access. In addition, internet access and printing facilities are available for a fee at the Europe Rent Wifi. Location: Ground floor, near the Arrivals area exit. Hours: Unknown.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: 1st Floor • Ground Floor, near the escalator on the ground floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing stations are available in restrooms throughout the airport. A Family Room, with restroom and facilities for families, is located near the airport ticket office.

Banking Services – Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa Bank is located on the 1st floor. Hours: 8:35AM – 4:30PM Mon-Fri (closed by 1:00PM on some public holidays).

Chapel – A Catholic chapel is available on the 1st floor of the airport. Hours: 7:00AM – 8:00PM.

Currency Exchange – Forex handles currency exchange, money transfers, cash advances, and more. Two locations: Check-in Hall A, landside (Open from 5:00AM – 8:00PM, Mon-Tue / 5:00AM – 9:00PM, Wed – Sun) • Arrivals Hall exit (Open 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Daily).

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry offers Duty Free shopping on the ground floor of the Departures area (airside). A variety of retail stores are available landside and airside throughout the terminal.

Family Room – Includes bathroom and special services for families. Location: In the restroom close to the Pisa Airport Ticket Office.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Briciole • Bros Lounge Café • Buoni & Belli • Covim • Gran Cafe & Pizza Chef • Gusto • Mastro Bistecca Osteria • Moka Cafe • Pisa Airport Cafe • Pro.du.co.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an airport information desk to provide assistance! Located in the Arrivals Area. Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM.

Laundry – Lavand’air offers express laundry service and tailoring service. Location: Check-In Hall B. Hours: 8:45AM – 2:45PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Left luggage is stored at the Information Desk in the Arrivals Area. Rates: 7,00€. Hours: You can leave bags between the hours from 9:00AM – 7:00PM. Pick-up hours are 8:00AM – 8:00PM.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic by TrueStar SecureBag. Location: Check-In Area, Ground Floor. Rates: unknown.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Landside, check-in area.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide

Pharmacy –  Farmacie Comunali Pisa – Location: Ground floor, Check-in Hall A. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:00AM until the last arrival/departure flight.

Airlines

Pisa airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Arabia •Air Albania • Air Baltic • Air Dolomiti • Alba Wings • American Airlines • British Airways • EasyJet • Edelweisst • Fly Dubai • Flyr • Eurowings • Jet2 • Lufthansa • Norwegian •Qantas • Qatar Airways • Ryanair • Scandinavian Airlines • Transavia • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Pisa Airport is connected by bus to the city center and the main Tuscan cities of Firenze, Siena, Lucca and Viareggio. Tickets can be purchased at the Pisa Airport Information Desk. To plan your route, visit the Pisa Airport website.

Car Rentals

Pisa Airport has a car rental terminal, which is just a 5-minute walk or short shuttle bus ride from the main airport terminal. The following agencies operate on site at the facility: Avis • Autovia • Budget • Europcar • Firefly • Goldcar/Interrent • Hertz • Italy Car Rent • Leasy • Liberty Rentals (chauffeured cars also available) • Locauto (Alamo/National/Enterprise) • Maggiore • Noleggiare • OK Mobility • Sicily by Car/AutoEuropa • Sixt • SRC.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Metered taxis are readily available at the taxi stand outside of the Arrivals Hall exit.

Train

Pisa Airport is about 1 km from Pisa Centrale railway station, from which you can reach any Italian railway network destination. The airport is now connected to the train station via the high-speed, direct link, People Mover. At less than 40 metres from the terminal it is easy to reach and travels at 5/8 minute intervals between the hours of 6:00AM and 12:00AM.

Last updated: 2022-10-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.