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!

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Pisa International Airport, also known as Galileo Galilei Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport, and sleeping on airport grounds is prohibited as well. The sprinkler system surprises travellers resting on the lawn at night.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Passes Galilei VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, in the Departures Area, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Pisa Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • A Casa Doina Airport – (3 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • A Casa Doina Airport 2 – (3 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • La Corte di Stelio B&B – (4 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. If arriving after 10:00PM, someone from the hotel will meet you at the airport and walk with you back to the hotel (please pre-arrange).  » Check Rates
  • Gate 52 B&B – (5 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Galilei – (4 minute drive from the airport) A shuttle is available 4:30AM – 12:30AM. The transfers are provided by a third party operator. Reservations are mandatory. Rates vary according to the number of people, but you should expect to pay approx. €15 (1 person) – €4,00 (5-8 people). Please note: There is also a Hotel Galileo, about 10 minutes further from the airport, so if you take a taxi, don’t get the names confused.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Pisa Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Pisa Airport for 60 minutes. Connect to the “PSA-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 Devitalia Internet Point. Location: Ground floor, near the Arrivals area exit. Hours: 9:00AM – 6:30PM.

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. Three locations: Check-in Hall A, landside (Open from 5:00AM – 8:00PM) • Departures Hall, airside (Open 5:30AM – 7:00PM) • Arrivals Hall exit (Open 9:00AM – 10:30PM).

Duty Free & Shopping – The Travel Value & Duty Free store is open daily 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 • Buoni and Belli • Covim • Gran Cafe &Pizza Chef • Fabbro Group Cafe • Gusto • Mastro Bistecca Osteria l • Moka Cafe • Piadinera • Pisa Airport Cafe • Cafe.

Hair Salon – Diamond Hair SPA offers hair styling and beauty services. Location: 1st Floor. Hours: 9:00AM – 7:30PM Mon-Sat, and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Information Desk – 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.

Medical Services – A First Aid Station is available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

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

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

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


As of February 2018, Pisa airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Pobeda • Fly Ernest • Qatar • Alitalia • Lufthansa • Vueling • British Airways • easyJet • Aegean • Aer Lingus • Air Dolomiti • Blue Panorama Airlines • Czech Airlines • Finnair • Eurowings • Jet2 • Mistral Air • Norwegian • S7 Airlines • Silver Air • Transavia • Turkish Airlines • Voltea • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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, Europcar, Firefly, Goldcar, Hertz, Interrent, Liberty Rentals (chauffeured cars also available), Locauto/Enterprise, Maggiore, Sicily by Car/AutoEuropa, Sixt and Win Rent.


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


The 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: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.