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There are 2 airports in Tuscany:
In Pisa
and
In Florence

From the airport to home:
Pisa is the main airport in Tuscany . It was named after its well known resident "Galileo Galilei" who is one of the greatest Astronomer and Physicist who ever lived but there is not that much to explore about Galileo in this beautiful airport. If you arrived in this airport, there is a train station nearby and there is more information on how to get home at the Information Desk.

The Florence Airport, Amerigo Vespucci, is the closest to the city but it is not as big as the above mentioned airport. The general times for checking in for flights are 25 minutes before the flight for local flights and 45 minutes for international flight. Other airports that are worth mentioning are: Bologna, Rimini, Genova and Milan which are main international airports.

There are daily scheduled flights offered by British Airways , Alitalia, Air France, and Lufthansa from London, Mùnich, and Frankfurt to Pisa.
You can never be lost. There are couple of ways of getting to and from the airport . One can take a bus, train or a taxi.

Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei
Address: Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei, Societa' Aeroporto Toscano S.p.a., Aeroporto Galileo Galilei, 56121 Pisa, Italy
Location: The airport is located 1.5km (1 mile) north of Pisa city centre
Country code: 39
Airport code: PSA Number of terminals: 1
Telephone: (0)50 849 111
Fax: (0)50 849 216
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pisa-airport.com
Time zone: GMT+ 1 (GMT+ 2 between March-Sept)
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS: There is an information desk at the Arrivals hall exit (tel: (0)50 500 707; fax: (0)50 500 857) which can provide information on flights; phone cards, rail and bus tickets and flight insurance can also be bought here. There is also a left luggage facility at the information desk.

AIRPORT FACILITIES: Money and communications: On the ground floor, there are ATMs, a bank and bureau de change, open 0800-1900 Monday-Saturday, and a post office, open 0815-1300 Monday-Saturday. Eating and drinking: There is a bar on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are two restaurants, one of which is self-service. Shopping: The shopping area, La Corte, can be accessed from both floors; shops include a gift shop, a bookshop and newsagents, a food and wine shop, a sports shop, a leather goods shop, various clothing and footwear retailers and a shop selling optical goods and photographic supplies. There is also a tax-free shop in Departures and a tax refund facility is available. Other facilities: These include first aid facilities, a hairdressers and a nursery on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a children's play area.

DISABLED FACILITIES: The airport is equipped with disabled toilets and lifts; there are ramps inside and outside the terminal. TDDs are provided for the hearing impaired.

CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES: The Galilei Business Centre (tel: (0)50 849 200; fax: (0)50 598 097; e-mail: [email protected]) is located on the first floor; it has one meeting room which can hold up to 50 people and two smaller rooms which can accommodate up to 10 people. The business centre is equipped with an overhead projector and a video player; there is a restaurant next door for refreshments. There is also a VIP lounge, located on the first floor next to to the business centre. Two company cards are available, giving access to the Galilei Business Centre, as well as discounts on parking at the airport; the Galilei VIP card, which can be used by any member of the company, admits one person and a companion to the VIP lounge and is valid for 12 months. The Galilei Gold Card also provides a 25% reduction on business centre rates and free parking in the multi-storey car park.

CAR PARKING: There are both short-term and long-term car parks at the airport, with space for 1200 vehicles. Short-term parking, for up to one hour, is available outside the Departures area. Long-term parking is available in the multi-storey car park next to the terminal on the Departures side. Passengers using this car park should take a ticket upon entry and keep it until they return. Payment for long-term parking can be made at the Cassa Parcheggi ticket booth outside the Departures side of the terminal (open 0800-2400) or at one of the automatic ticket machines which give change if necessary.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: The airport is within easy reach of Pisa, Genoa, Leghorn and Florence on the A12 motorway (Pisa-Genoa), the A11 motorway (Pisa - Florence) or the Superstrada Livorno-Pisa-Firenze (Leghorn-Pisa-Florence).

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Rail: Train: The railway station is located less than 40m (50 yards) from the terminal and can be accessed via a covered walkway. Services to Lucca via Pisa Centrale operate 0849-2025 Monday-Friday and 0849-2010 Saturday-Sunday (journey time: approximately 90 minutes). Trains to Florence (Firenze S.M.N.) via Pisa Centrale, Pontedera and Empoli run 0849-0049 Monday-Sunday (journey time: approximately 100 minutes); a direct service also operates to Florence (journey time: 60 minutes). In addition, there is a service from the airport to Florence (Firenze S.M.N.) via Pisa Centrale, Lucca, Montecatini, Pistoia and Prato which runs at 1418, 1618 and 2025 Monday-Sunday (journey time: approximately two hours). At Firenze S.M.N. railway station, passengers can use the check-in service for the airport (tel: (0)55 216 073) on platform five which is open 0700-1730 Monday-Sunday. Road: Taxi: Taxis are operated by CO.TA.PI (Pisa taxi cooperative) and are available 24 hours a day from outside the terminal. Taxi drivers are obliged to switch the meter on before the start of the journey. Radio Taxi (tel: (0)50 541 600) also runs a 24-hour taxi service from the airport. Bus: Compagnia Pisana Trasporti operates a bus service to the centre of Pisa. Bus no. 3 leaves the airport every 20 minutes and makes several stops in the city centre, at the railway station Pisa Centrale, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Lungarno and Ospedale Santa Chiara. The service leaves from just outside the Arrivals hall and from the Cassa Parcheggi outside the Departures hall; it can be recognised by a green canopy bearing the words 'City Bus'. Tickets can be purchased from the automatic ticket machine outside the Arrivals hall or from the Centro Informazioni inside the terminal.

AIRPORT HOTELS: The nearest hotels are the Hotel Cavalieri (tel: (0)50 43 290; fax: (0)50 502 242) and Hotel D'Azeglio (tel: (0)50 500 310; fax: (0)50 28 017); they are situated in the centre of Pisa, 1.5km (1 mile) from the airport.

AMERIGO VESPUCCI FLORENCE AIRPORT << Back
Address: Amerigo Vespuccil Airport Galileo, Societa' Aeroporto Toscano S.p.a.Italy
Location: The airport is located near Florence
Country code: 39
Airport code: PSA Number of terminals: 1
Telephone: +39 055.315874
Fax: +39 055.3061355
Website: www.airport.florence.it
Time zone: GMT+ 1 (GMT+ 2 between March-Sept)

Located four kilometers from the center of Florence, the "Amerigo Vespucci" Airport occupies an area of approximately 115 hectares between Castello and the Plain of Sesto Fiorentino. The area, to the north-west of Florence, lies between the "Firenze Nord" exit from the superhighway and Florence's industrial area near Prato.

INFORMATIONS:
The information desk (arrival terminal) is open from 7.30 am to 11.30 pm providing tourist information (phone: 055.315874) and real time information on flight arrivals and departures (phone: 055.3061300) as well as information on lost baggage (phone: 055.30061302).

The information desk can be reached by fax 055.315874 or E-mail: [email protected]

For flight information, two automated telephone services
in service 24 hours a day are also available.

Information on domestic flights (24h): phone: 055.3061700
Information on international flights (24h): phone: 055.3061702


CONNECTIONS:
The wide network of connecting flights that are available at the airports directly linked to the Amerigo Vespucci, makes it easy to reach any final destination in the world with departures from the Florence Airport. Nearly fourty flights a day on departure: domestic connections (Bologna, Catania, Milan Malpensa, Olbia, Palermo and Rome Fiumicino); international connections (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Gatwick, Munich, Nice, Paris C. de Gaulle, Timisoara, Vienna, Zurich).

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
The airport can be reached from the center of Florence, driving the whole length of Viale Guidoni up to the road leading to the "Firenze Nord/Firenze Mare" superhighway (A1 and A11). The airport also has good connections to the center of the city, which can be reached in about fifteen minutes by taxi, and about twenty minutes by the Sita/Ataf service "Fly by Bus" between the airport and Santa Maria Novella railway station. But being in the heart of Florence also means, even more, being in the heart of Tuscany. In fact the airport can be easily reached from Prato (8 km), Pistoia (24 km), Montecatini (36 km), Lucca (65 km), Siena (68 km), Arezzo (77 km), Pisa (86 km), Carrara and Massa (117 km), Grosseto (143 km), as well as from the sea and its ports: Livorno (115 km) and Piombino (170 km).

To reach Tuscany by plane you can find many options: here is a list of links to try and make your reservations.

To search for flights by airline
From London Stansted to Pisa www.ryanair.com
From London Gatwick to Florence www.meridiana.it
From London Gatwick to Pisa www.britishairways.co.uk

To search for flight timetables by airport www.baa.co.uk

Florence Airport: Cars for rent

http://www.avis.com
(open 8:00 am/11:30 pm) phone: +39 055.315588
Maggiore/National (http://www.maggiore.it/eng/master_eng.htm)
(open 8:30 am/10:50 pm) phone: +39 055-311256
Italy by car
(open 8:30 am/9:00 pm Sat. and Sun. 9:00 am/9:00 pm) phone: +39 055-300413
Hertz
(open 8:30 am/10:30 pm Sat. and Sun. 9:30 am/10:30 pm) phone: +39 055-307370
Europcar
(open 9:00 am/6:15 pm - 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm) phone: +39 055-318609
Sixt
(open 8:45 am/1:45 pm - 2:30 pm/6:30 pm, Sun. 8:30 am/1:30 pm) phone: +39 055-2382480-1
Thrifty
phone: +39 050-45490
Pisa Airport: Cars for rent
Autoeuropa
phone: +39 050-506883

Maggiore/National
phone: +39 050-42574
Italy by car
phone: +39 050-45490
Hertz http://www.herz.com
phone:+39 050-43220
Europcar
phone: +39 050-41017
Sixt
phone: 050 46209
Thrifty
phone: +39 050-45490
Avis http://www.avis.com
phone:+39 050-42028
Liberty Rent International Liberty Rent International http://www.libertyrent.it/en/default.htm
phone: +39 050-48088 or +39 050-49500
Autoeuropa
phone:+39 050-506883
Europcar
phone:+39 050-41017
Italy by car
phone:+39 050-45490
Maggiore phone:+39 050-42574
   


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