Car Hire at Pisa Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you want to get lost in Lucca, experience the romance of Florence or snap that photo of the Leaning Tower, you can find the best car hire at Pisa Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Pisa Airport
There are ten car hire companies with desks at Pisa Airport: Auto Europa, Avis, Europecar, Hertz, Liberty Rentals, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt, Firefly and Goldcar. The Car Rentals Terminal is only 500 meters from the terminal building and is directly connected to the Airport by a shuttle bus service. The shuttle bus stop is located just outside the Airport Arrivals area. The Car rentals Terminal is also only a five minute walk so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Pisa Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
On the way from Pisa to the airport, take the Superstrada Firenze overpass and there you will come across a little ERG petrol station on your right. From there, the airport is just a couple of kilometres. Drive past the terminal towards the P5 parking lot where you should be able to see the rental car company signage on the left-hand side. Follow the signs to park your rental car.
Driving around Pisa Airport
Pisa Airport is integrated into the Tuscan motorway network and has direct access to the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno dual carriageway (Pisa Centro - Aeroporto exit), the Genova-Rosignano A12 motorway (Pisa Centro exit), the Firenze-Pisa Nord A11 motorway (through the Pisa Nord linking stretch with the A12), and to the SS 1 “Aurelia”.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Pisa Airport.
This beautiful Tuscan city comes complete with Roman amphitheatre, ancient city walls that can be cycled or walked, a spa for heavenly relaxation, shops selling luxuries from wine to designer labels and fabulous Tuscan cuisine.
Lucca is just a 25 minute drive from Pisa Airport, but it does include a toll road. From the Superstrada Firenze Pisa road from the airport, take exit A12 towards Firenze/Genova/Pisa Nord and exit Pisa Nord for the E76. Continue towards the E76 following signs for Firenze, then take the exit marked Lucca.
This fiery ancient city with its flame-red rooftops is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The Uffizi Gallery boasts some of the most stunning works of art in the world. Watch the world go by in beautiful piazzas, done your finery for a day at the Gucci Museum or simply get lost in the legendary romance of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge.
Florence is just an hour’s drive from Pisa Airport. Be warned that the route does take in a toll road. Take the Superstrada Fireneze Pisa road from the airport, continuing on this road for most of the journey. At the Viale Eturia roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the Viale Francesco Talenti towards the Borgo S. Frediano which is the toll zone. From here, simply follow signs to Florence. Do not attempt to drive in the city centre. With some of the tiniest streets in Europe and a fiendish one way system, it is not worth trying. It is mostly only residents who are allowed to use a car in the centre. Parking on the street in the historic centre is also out of the question. Non-resident cars are towed away instantly.
There is more to Pisa than the famous leaning tower. Beautiful piazzas are the perfect place for drinking coffee and wine. Churches, medieval frescoes and peaceful botanic gardens make for wonderful says of exploring. Nothing beats a romantic sunset walk along the banks of the Arno River. Check out our guide on things to do in Pisa to learn more.
Pisa is just 8 minutes by car from the airport. To get there; take the Piazzale Corradino D'Ascanio toward Via Eugenio III to get out of the airport and stay on Via Eugenio III. Mae a U-turn at Piazzale Corradino D'Ascanio to continue on Via Eugenio III. Keep driving and stay to the left, then turn right taking the ramp to Roma/Genova/Viareggio/Livorno/Aurelia. Follow the ramp around onto Strada Grande Comunicazione Firenze-Pisa-Livorno. Take the Pisa exit, follow this road for 1.2 km then turn right onto Lungarno Cosimo Primo dei Medici. There is street parking available, indicated by stripes painted on the road. Blue stripes signify pay and display parking (from €0.50 to €2.00* per hour depending on the area). White stripes are free parking but in the city centre these are almost non-existent. There are two very large Park and Ride car parks in Pisa, where you can park your car for free and either walk to the City Centre or go by city bus. Some hotels in Pisa have car parking; usually this costs extra.
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