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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Pisa

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Pisa (PSA)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Pisa

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Fly to Florence, bus

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR)
  2. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport

Train via Florence

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale

Train

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Pisa Centrale

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Piacenza
  2. Take the train from Piacenza to Pisa Centrale

Drive

  1. Drive from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA)

Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) by train and bus

The journey time between Zürich and Pisa Airport (PSA) is around 9h 50m and covers a distance of around 637 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 35m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 12m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano and others, the Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Aeroporto Galilei Di Pisa. Typically 69 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 15m
Layover time:
3h 35m
Total time:
9h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 12m
Journey distance:
637 km
Services per week:
69
Cheapest price:
€98
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:05
Last service departs at:
21:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) train and bus schedules

Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals who have visited Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, United Kingdom and United States in the last 14 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pisa Airport (PSA) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pisa Airport (PSA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pisa Airport (PSA) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) is to bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 270 and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich station to Pisa Airport (PSA). However, there are services departing from Zurich Bus Station and arriving at Aeroporto Galilei Di Pisa via Genoa and Via Pietrasantina Lato Eda Mobili. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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The distance between Zürich and Pisa Airport (PSA) is 433 km. The road distance is 566.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) without a car is to train via Florence which takes 7h 34m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA), including transfers.

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Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can train via Florence, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 220 and takes 7h 34m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Pisa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Pisa station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA).
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  • Distance: 432.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Pisa Airport (PSA), Italy?

British Airways, Swiss and 11 other airlines fly from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Pisa Airport (PSA) via Lugano, Milano Centrale, Firenze S.M.N., Pisa Centrale, and Stazione Fs in around 7h 34m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€15 - €100
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €110
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€16 - €110
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €110
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €260
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Piacenza
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Milano Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €60
Base Premium
€55 - €80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Milano Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Train from Piacenza to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Genoa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Genoa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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