There are four different ways to reach Florence from the airport of Pisa: the first option combines the people mover service connecting Pisa Airport to Pisa’s central railway station and the section Pisa-Florence by train, while the other options are direct bus service, car rental, and taxi service. Check out the details in this article.
From Pisa airport to Florence BY PISAMOVER + TRAIN
The airport of Pisa and Pisa Centrale train station are connected by the PisaMover, an innovative high-speed automated people mover service running every day from 6 a.m. to midnight, every 5/8 minutes. The trip takes about 5 minutes and it costs 2,70€. Once in Pisa Centrale, just hop on the train to Florence (choose the one that suits you best here). Depending on the train you get, journey time can vary: the fastest trains cover the distance between the two cities in about 50 minutes, while the “slowest” trains take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The train ticket costs 8,40€.
You’ll be able to buy a combined ticket (11,10€) for both the PisaMover and the train at the Arrivals hall of the airport, other than online on Trenitalia’s website and via the dedicated mobile app. Of course, the tickets can also be bought separately, it’s possibile to purchase tickets for the PisaMover in one of the four ticket machines installed at the airport.
If you want to know more, discover how to book a train ticket online in Italy.
From Pisa Airport to Florence BY BUS
Another possibility is taking a bus: it’s not faster than trains but the ticket is a bit less expensive. There are two companies that offer this service: Autostradale and Sky Bus Lines Caronna.
The Airport bus express offered by Autostradale costs 7.50€ (one-way) or €13.50 (return ticket) for adults, while the one-way reduced-price ticket (2-12 years) is 4,75€. The journey takes around 70 minutes, traffic permitting. You can have a look at the timetable here (link opens a pdf file) and buy the tickets online on the Autostradale website (buying the ticket at the airport is a bit more expensive). Just so you know, aboard the Airport bus express you can also reach Siena from Pisa Airport (timetable here).
Sky Bus Lines Caronna will take you from the airport of Pisa to the airport of Florence via Montecatini, Pistoia and Prato. Check out all the info about ticket prices and find out the timetable on the website of Caronna Tour.
From Pisa Airport to Florence BY TAXI
There’s also the possibility of getting a taxi: from Pisa Airport to the center of Florence you will spend approximately €170,00 (there are no standard fares in this case, drivers are obliged by law to switch the meter on at the start of every trip). For further information contact the Taxi service by at (+ 39 050 541600) or visit the Cotapi website.
RENT A CAR from Pisa airport to Florence
If you are planning to rent a car check out the complete list of the Car Rental companies you can find at Pisa Airport. Usually the rent-a-car offices are open from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm in the autumn and winter months (october-march) and from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm during spring and summer (april-september).
The original version of this article was written by Kinzica Sorrenti.