FROM THE AIRPORT TO PISA –BY BUS
PISA – PISA CENTRE
The Compagnia Pisana Trasporti (CPT) connects the Airport to Pisa’s city centre every 20 minutes.
Going down the main streets, the no. 1 bus crosses the Arno over the Ponte Solferino and arrives at the Field of Miracles (5 minutes from the “Ospedale S. Chiara” stop), with the world-famous Leaning Tower.
From the Airport, the main stops of the no. 1 bus are: Pisa Central Station, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Riversides (4 stops), Santa Chiara Hospital.
For our visit to the center of Pisa, we took the "Citybus" no. 3. There is a bus every 15 minutes and you will need 15 minutes to get to the Piazza dei Miracoli.
Tickets can be bought at the information office in the airport's arrival hall or at the automatic ticket machine at the bus terminal. A one-way ticket costs 0.80 EUR. You need to validate the ticket in the ticket machine on the bus. Make sure that you buy all the necessary tickets in advance because when you buy your ticket on the bus you pay double!
At the airport the bus terminal is near the parking garage on the left side of the airport building. This bus also stops at the central station.
The airport is very close to the city center. There's a bus directly from the airport to Campo dei Miracoli. Instead of that , we took a bus to the railway station. From there on, it's a nice 20 minutes walk to the Campo. This gave us the opportunity to see a bit of the city. It only cost 0.80 euro.
If you want to go to Campo dei Miracoli from Pisa airport or the main station, take the orange busses, line 3 might be the direct line. As the busses cross the center and the river Arno you get a impression of Pisa inner city, the price is 1 Euro one way.
Busline No. 3 takes you from the train-station in Pisa within 5 minutes to 'Piazza dei Miracoli'
It certainly makes sense to take the bus, when you have just a short time in Pisa.
But when you walk, you will not miss the plenty of great little works of art at many places in the old town. The walk will take around 20 minutes.
We went to see Pisa after visiting Florence. That was obviously too tiring for my schoolmate Ales who was sleeping tight like a baby on our bus on the way to Pisa.
It only takes about an hour to get here from Florence.
From the train station, you will have to take the bus to the Leaning Tower. Walking to the tower is too far. Take either the #3 or A bus to the tower. Get off at Piazza dei Miracoli.
The tickets can be bought at the train station at newspaper stands for 0.80 euros each. They are valid for 60 minutes after stamping.
It's a short 1/2 mile walk from the airport to the Pisa Central train station and the Hotel Roseto (A hotel which I recommend). From the train station and hotel, the #3 bus line will take you to the Piazza Del Miracoli, where the Leaning Tower and other main attractions are located. When there, I took the bus to the Leaning Tower, and walked back across the town to the hotel. This was nice, it allows you to see more of the city from foot and see things you wouldn't normally see otherwise. It took me about 30 minutes to walk from the Leaning Tower to the Train Station which was near my hotel.
I enjoyed the way to Pisa in a tourist bus. We rode over the mountain pass - if you visit Italy in March, like me, on the way to Pisa you can see the seasons change: green spring - white winter - golden autumn.
I took the train from Florence. It was an hour ride.
Then I took the bus #3 directly to the tower. The bus fare costs 0.77 Euro one way. It's better to get round trip bus tickets at the train station because sometimes you don't get to find a kiosk around the bus stop.
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