The distance from Pisa to Florence is 86 kilometers. You can get from Pisa to Florence in just 1 hour and 8.6 euros by regional train, the alternative is a bus or self-renting a car.
If you arrive at Pisa Airport (PSA, Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa), then you can get to Pisa Centrale by a special train for 2.7 euros – see detailed instructions. Also Pisa Airport to Florence can be reached by direct bus, taxi or train transfer. Travel time is about one and a half hours.
By train, you can get from Pisa airport to Florence only with transfers. First, take the Pisa-mover shuttle to the central station, and then take the regional train for 8.60 euros to Florence. The road will cost you 2.70+8.60=11.30 euros. Travel time is about 1.5 hours, trains leave every 20-30 minutes.
There is no need to book train tickets online in advance, buy them without any problems at the machine at the station after the fact.
It is optimal to walk around Pisa for a couple of hours and immediately go on a trip to Italy, since apart from the Miracle Square (Piazza dei Miracoli), there are no attractions. Luggage can be left in the storage room (Deposito bagagli) at the station at a cost of 5 euros per suitcase
At the airport, the bus stop is located literally 100 meters from the exit from the Terminal, it is quite easy to find it – follow the signs “BUS STATION”.
Direct bus services from Pisa Airport to Santa Maria Novella Central Station in Florence are operated by www.airportbusexpress.it
A ticket for 14 euros can be bought in advance on the official website at least half a year in advance.
Estimated travel time is 1 hour 10 minutes. Buses depart several times a day, book from arrival time plus 2 hours before departure.
Return direct buses from Florence to Pisa airport depart from the same bus station at Piazzale Montelungo with an interval of 1 hour 15 minutes. If you buy tickets online immediately there and back, you can save 4 euros.
You can also look at the carrier www.caronnatour.com, but I didn’t manage to buy tickets online there. It’s probably best to pick them up locally. Unfortunately, sites in Italy for many companies are stuck in the last century.
According to the official fare, the cost of a taxi ride from Pisa airport to Florence is fixed at 170 euros, but not every driver can agree to such a trip. In order not to worry and to be sure that you will be met and taken to your destination at a predetermined price, I advise you to book a transfer in advance at kiwitaxi.ru
The transfer price starts from 160 euros, which is even cheaper than taxi drivers. By car business class Mercedes, Audi or BMW can be reached for 198 euros. The driver will meet you with a sign right at the exit of the baggage claim area.