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 (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.
Where to Sleep
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.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
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) Reviews suggest a taxi costs approx. 10€ – 15€. 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.
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!
Passes Galilei VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, in the Departures Area, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
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 Devitalia Internet Point. Location: Ground floor, near the Arrivals area exit. Hours: 9:00AM – 7:00PM.
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 – 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 • Famoso Bar • Gusto • Mastro Bistecca Osteria • Moka Cafe • Piadineria • 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.
The airport is open from 4:00AM until the last arrival/departure flight.
Pisa airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Air Arabia • Air Dolomiti • Alba Wings • Alitalia • British Airways • EasyJet • Fly Ernest • Eurowings • Jet2 • Laudamotion • Lufthansa • Norwegian • Pobeda • Qatar Airways • Ryanair • S7 Airlines • Scandinavian Airlines • Transavia • Turkish Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • 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.
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 • Budget • Europcar • Firefly • Goldcar/Interrent • Hertz • Italy Car Rent • Joy Rent • Karym Rent • Leasy • Liberty Rentals (chauffeured cars also available) • Locauto (Alamo/National/Enterprise) • Maggiore • Sicily by Car/AutoEuropa • Sixt.
Metered taxis are readily available at the taxi stand outside of the Arrivals Hall exit.
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: 2020-06-17
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