With flights to Pisa arriving from many European countries including the United Kingdom, taking a break in this beautiful and fascinating city is easy. UK airports offering routes to Pisa include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford and Dublin. Depending on the departure city, direct flights take between two hours 10 minutes and two hours 45 minutes. Please note: some flights are seasonal and not all airports have daily departures to Pisa.
Pisa International Airport, also known as the Galileo Galilei Airport, is located just a few minutes journey by car, bus or train from the city centre. Pisa is a Ryanair European hub airport and is also used by the Italian Air Force. There is one passenger terminal with a range of facilities including car hire desks, passenger lounges, WiFi, toilets, luggage lockers, banking services, shops and cafes.
A number of airlines offer flights to Pisa from the UK although some routes such as those operated by Jet2 and Aer Lingus are seasonal, with flights during the summer months only. Other airlines offering services to Pisa include easyJet, British Airways and Ryanair.
Travelling by bus or train to Pisa involves lengthy journeys with several connections, while travelling by plane is direct with flight times of between two and three hours depending on the departure airport. This means passengers arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy the city. All airlines operating this route use modern aircraft with on-board services that include food and duty free sales.
Most visits to Pisa begin in the Field of Miracles, home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as the cathedral, baptistery and several museums. During the day, this focal point is crowded, but visitors lucky enough to be staying a few nights can visit in the evening when the queues are shorter and the monuments are beautifully illuminated. When it is time for a coffee break, the Piazza Gambacorti (known unofficially as the Piazza della Pera) is surrounded by medieval and Renaissance buildings and is almost unknown to tourists. Then, a leisurely stroll through the Natural Park of San Rossore leads from the city to the coast.