When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Pisa?
When it comes to finding the cheapest flights to Pisa, it’s best to look at flying during Italy’s low or shoulder seasons. If you want to avoid the worst of the crowds, October to March is the most budget-friendly time to visit. However, if you want the best compromise on warm weather and cheaper airfare, consider visiting during March or April when the weather is warming up but before the summer tourist rush.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Pisa?
It is generally recommended to book your Pisa flights two to four months before departure in order to secure the best prices, although last- minute flights are often on offer if you’re brave enough to wing it. Interested in witnessing the magnificent ancient maritime tradition of the Regatta of St. Ranieri? Make sure to plan your trip in the month of June to avoid missing out on the fun.
Flying to Pisa International Airport (PSA)
As the main airport in Tuscany, Pisa International Airport PSA (also known as Galileo Galilei Airport) not only serves the city but also acts as an excellent transport hub for the nearby cities of Florence and Sienna. There are a number of flight options to Pisa, direct and indirect, available every day from most major UK airports, including London, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast. Flying from London, usually from London Heathrow or London City, direct return flights are available with British Airways and generally take between two and two and a half hours. Indirect flights are offered from most UK airports by Lufthansa, Alitalia, KLM and Iberia, which stop off in Munich, Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona respectively.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Upon arriving in Pisa you’ll be welcomed by a compact yet efficient airport, ranking as the 10th busiest airport in all of Italy. As well as boasting a great selection of bars, cafes and shops, the single-terminal airport carries all of the amenities that one might require, including a business centre, a hair salon and a chapel. There is Wi-Fi, a currency exchange and a local bank branch.
Getting to the city from Pisa International Airport
With PSA located only one kilometre from the city itself, it’s remarkably easy and inexpensive to get to. Located next to the airport is the Pisa Mover; a high-speed train that transports you to Pisa’s central station, Pisa Centrale in less than five minutes. There is also an abundance of taxis, as well as a dedicated bus route that will take you to Pisa Centrale or Piazza del Duomo in less than 15 minutes.
Why Visit Pisa?
Winding alleys revealing hidden market places, famous gelato shops perched along the banks of the River Arno, luscious gardens tucked away within mazes of architectural wonders – Pisa is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered. From the tourist favourite Piazza dei Miracoli to the magical banks of the Arno River, it’s impossible not to be charmed by the cobbled streets of this Italian wonder. Many are often attracted to Pisa by its most recognisable and eye-catching attraction, the Leaning Tower, but once they’ve taken the time to wander and absorb the unique Tuscan atmosphere, they find themselves falling in love with the Tuscan way of life.
Whether you prefer to sip an espresso and people-watch or plan a packed itinerary and tick off every major attraction offered up by your travel guide, the city of Pisa has something to offer every kind of traveller.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Before arriving in Pisa it is best to shop around for the best currency exchange so that you have enough euros (€) on your person for when you arrive. There are places available to exchange currency in all major UK airports and in PSA, but it may be cheaper to do so elsewhere. British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel.