The long-awaited new train shuttle connecting Pisa Airport to Pisa Centrale is finally finished, the last tests have been carried out and the official inauguration is set for March 18, 2017!
The People Mover/Pisa Mover connects Pisa’s Galileo Galilei international airport with the main train station in Pisa, called Pisa Centrale, which then makes it easy for anyone to move about the rest of Tuscany, including getting to Florence.
The new train shuttle includes a mid-way stop at a new, 1.400 space parking lot on the Via Aurelia to encourage local residents as well as day visitors to park outside of the city and take the train shuttle into town.
This new parking lot is the main reason the new train shuttle was planned… and it will be perfect for anyone visiting Pisa for the day who doesn’t want to go anywhere the city’s limited traffic ZTL zone and risk getting fines. Parking in the city costs much more, so this new parking lot will be much more convenient price-wise.
The People Mover is a high-speed, fully automatic service and will depart from just outside the Arrival Passenger Terminal at Pisa airport. It will run every day from 6am to midnight at 5-8 min intervals and take less than 8 minutes to get between the airport and train station.
In the meantime, connection between Pisa Airport and Pisa Centrale railway station is still being provided by the PisaMover BUS service, which runs every day including Sundays and holidays at 10-minute intervals to carry passengers to and from the airport in 8 minutes.
The bus route runs from Via dell’Aeroporto to Via Montanelli, Via Sant’Agostino and Via Cappuccini before arriving at the Pisa Centrale railway station. The PisaMover bus stops at the station near Track 14 for easy access to the other tracks and the main station entrance. The new People Mover will arrive on track 14.
Cost of tickets from the airport is foreseen to be:
– Monday-Saturday: 2.70 euro one way
– Sunday and holidays: 1.20 euro one way
If you park at the new parking lot (with 1.400 spaces), both parking and shuttle are included in the ticket cost:
– Monday-Saturday: 2.50 euro for parking and round-trip shuttle
– Sunday and holidays: FREE!
So make a note in your itinerary and plan to use this new service both to get from the airport to Pisa and then on to Florence and other parts of Tuscany, as well as for day trips to Pisa where you can easily park and then head into town to visit the Leaning Tower!
Take a look at this virtual tour of the new shuttle:
About Lourdes Flores
An American living in Florence for over 10 years, Lourdes continues to explore and discover new places in Tuscany with the eyes of a tourist but with the experience of living in Italy. She shares her experiences on this blog and website, particularly offering lots of travel planning help on the Forum!