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Getting there & away




From its hub on Piazza Sant’Antonio, Pisan bus company CPT (Compagnia Pisana Trasporti; 800 012 773; www.cpt.pisa.it in Italian; Piazza Sant’Antonio) runs buses to/from Volterra (€4.80, two hours, up to 10 daily) and Livorno (€2.40, 45 minutes, half-hourly). To get to Florence, Lucca and Pistoia take the train.

Car & motorcycle

Pisa is close to the A11 and A12. The FI-PI-LI is a toll-free alternative for FI (Florence) and LI (Livorno) from PI (Pisa), while the north–south SS1, the Via Aurelia, connects the city with La Spezia and Rome.


Pisa is connected by rail to Florence and is also on the RomeLa Spezia train line. Destinations include Florence (€5.20, 1¼ hours, 40 daily), Livorno (€1.70, 15 minutes, hourly), Pistoia (€4.20, 1¼ hours, five direct daily) and Lucca (€2.20, 25 minutes, around 20 daily).

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Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei (050 84 93 00; www.pisa-airport.com), 2km south of town, is Tuscany’s main international airport and handles flights to most major European cities.

Daily destinations in the UK include London Gatwick (British Airways and Easyjet); London Stansted, Liverpool and East Midlands (all Ryanair), Bristol (Easyjet); Edinburgh, Glasgow/Prestwick, Leeds/Bradford Manchester and Newcastle (all jet2.com); and Coventry, Doncaster/Sheffield and Bournemouth (all Thomsonfly).

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