Rent a cheap car for Pisa Airport (PSA)
Rent a car for Pisa Airport (PSA) and start your adventure as soon as you land at the airport! Though there is also Florence Airport, another major airport of the region, Pisa Airport is still the best place to pick your car rental if exploring Italy’s Tuscany region is what you are planning to do!!!
This is so because, PSA Airport is quite close to some of the most loved towns in the Tuscany region like Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Lucca, Livorno, Peccioli, San Gimignano, Certaldo, and Volterra. And, who wouldn’t love to have a road trip in Italy, right? So rent a car at PSA Airport and visit some of the most loved Greek cities and town on your way, while going from PSA Airport to Tuscany, without much ado!!
Car rental advice & other useful info:
- Almost all the parking spaces in Italy are paid and there are ticket machines for the job, hence make sure that you have cash, as many of these machines don't accept cards.
- There are many limited traffic areas in Pisa airport and hefty fines are charged; there are cameras all over these places. It is a better option to park your rental car and walk on foot in Pisa.
Car Rental Companies That Have Their Desks at Pisa Airport
Pisa Airport has about 12 car rental companies where you can rent or pick up a pre-booked PSA Airport car rental. Out of the suppliers which operate directly at PSA Airport, the following are VIP Cars’ partners:
- Locauto Rent
Other suppliers like National, Ecovia, Ace, and Alamo, though don’t have their rental desks at the airport, they do provide 'meet & greet’ service. The car rental desks are not within the airport, hence, the airport provides 'rent a car shuttle’ service for the passengers’ convenience no matter when their flight lands. Even if it is the last flight, the schedule of car rental companies is such that at least one remains open 24 hrs. The shuttle bus stop is located just outside the Passenger Terminal Arrivals Area.
Pisa Airport – Overview
Known as Galileo Galilei Airport, a name it was given to honor its native Galileo Galilei – the most famous scientist of all times – Pisa Airport (PSA) serves the city of Pisa. It provides flights to numerous destinations around the globe via airlines like Ryanair, easyJet, Eurowings, Wizz air and Qatar airways. Built in the 1930s and 40s, Pisa Airport is deemed the tenth busiest airport in Italy in terms of passenger traffic.
How to reach Pisa airport from Pisa City:There are many roads that can be used for reaching the airport from the Pisa City. You can use Florence-Pisa motorway, the A11 Florence - Pisa North highway the A12 Genoa-Rosignano highway and the SS1 Aurelia state road.
|Address:||Pisa International Airport, Piazzale D'ascanio, 1, 56121 Pisa PI, Italy|
Facilities Offered by Pisa Airport
Restaurants at PSA
Located in arrival (1st floor), gate (ground floor) and departure (1st floor) areas, PSA Airport gives access to a large array of food options like Moka-cafe, Briciole, Pisa-Airport-café, Mastro Bistecca, Bar Famoso and Gusto Chef Express etc.
Leather goods, clothes from the latest Italian Fashion, souvenirs, or whatever you are searching for, PSA Airport offers a great range of variety through outlets like Mywalit, Camicissima, Yamamay, 'New Fashion Gate’, 3 Store and Conte of Florence.
Location: Arrival (1st floor), Gate (ground floor) and Departure (1st floor) areas.
PSA Airport offers WIFI through 15 hotspots placed at varied places within the airport. Passengers can access the Wifi from anywhere in the airport; free-of-cost service lasts an hour.
Foreign Exchange Services at PSA
Forexchange has three offices at PSA Airport; the first one is located before security control at check-in A, the second one is situated at the arrival’s Hall exit and the third sits in the departure hall after the security control.
Pisa Airport Car Hire – Rental Requirements
To rent a car at PSA Airport, you will need to meet the following requirements:
Age requirements vary from supplier to supplier, and location to location but generally, the majority of the suppliers allow you to make a car rental booking for Pisa Airport if you are 21 years old.
Maximum Age Requirement:
Besides minimum age qualifying conditions, some suppliers also put forth the maximum age requirement too, so do read the rental T&C for the specific offer to know more about the permitted maximum and minimum age.
The renters who fall in 'under 25’ age category might have to pay a young driver surcharge and they might even face restriction on the type of vehicle that they can book.
Though the payment policy usually varies from supplier to supplier, the renter is usually asked to produce a major credit card in his name; some suppliers also ask for a rental deposit in addition to the cost of the rental amount which is refunded after the car is returned.
If you don’t have a credit card, it is possible that some car rental companies – like Alamo, and Ace – may allow you to use a debit card for some locations, but in the majority of cases a credit card is a mandatory requirement. Read the suppliers T&Cs before booking.
Driving License Policy
Depending upon whether you are residing in Italy or an international traveler, the driving license policy can be different for the different suppliers. Generally speaking, the renter must have a valid driver's license to qualify to rent a car at PSA Airport, Italy; restricted or temporary driver licenses are usually not accepted.
If the main renter is not a national of Italy, he/she might be asked by the car rental company to produce the international driving permit issued in their name. Hence, it is advised that all the travelers renting their cars for Pisa Airport should apply for their International Driving Permit.
It translates the person's driving license into 11 languages and will be most helpful in case Police stops you for checking or you need their assistance at the time of accident etc. If you fail to produce an IDP, it is possible that you will be fined on the spot.
Places Where You Can Return Your Rental Car
In case you want to return your car somewhere within Pisa, our suppliers only cover Pisa Downtown, but if you are going to travel intercity, other Italian cities like Pescara, Pesaro, Perugia, Parma or any other Italian city, they are covered by our suppliers. For the full list, use the 'Different Drop-off location’ section on our search form and explore the list of available locations.
Pisa Airport car rental – Cross Border Travel
Many of our car rental suppliers for Italy allow cross border travel, for instance, Goldcar allows the renters to take their PSA Airport car rentals to Switzerland, France, Croatia and Slovenia. And, Firefly, allow cross border trips to Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, and Austria.
Other suppliers which allow cross border travel in their Pisa Airport car rentals are Sixt, Europcar, Ace, Locauto, and Maggiore.
Places to see in Pisa, Italy
Here are a few places in Pisa, which are the top attractions of the region, hence, in case you are thinking of venturing out of the airport in your PSA Airport car rental to kill the layover, go for these places!!
Leaning Tower of Pisa
4 km from PSA Airport via SGC Firenze - Pisa – Livorno
Piazza dei Miracoli
4 km from PSA Airport via Via Nicola Pisano
4.2 km from PSA Airport via Strada Statale 1 Via Aurelia and Via Bonanno Pisano
Approx 4.9 km from PSA Airport via Via Bonanno Pisano
Domestic and International One Way Car Rental Options
for Pisa Airport (PSA)
Almost all of our partners in Italy allow domestic one-way car rental, and since nearly all of them permit cross border travel, with us, one can also opt for the international one-way rental option.
However note that, in the case of an international one-way rental, you will have to pay cross-border as well as the one-way fee. Have a word with our booking support for more information.
Suggested Road Trips from Pisa, Italy
No matter whether renting a car at Pisa Airport or Pisa Downtown, with a car at their disposal, travelers – depending upon the time that they have – either settle for exploring the marvels of Pisa, or they go on road trips to other noted Italian cities like Florence, Nice, Rome, and Naples. So, if you are among those who crave a road trip in Italy, here are a few road trip ideas that you can easily cover in your Pisa Airport car rental!
Pisa to FlorenceDriving Time: Approx 1 h 40 min Driving Distance: 86.7 km via SGC Things to see on the way: Cascina, Montopoli in Val d'Arno, and Scandicci
Points of Interest in Florence
- Florence Cathedral
- Uffizi Gallery
- Ponte Vecchio
- Palazzo Vecchio
Pisa to NaplesDriving Time: Approx 5 h 30 min Driving Distance: 556.1 km via A1 route Things to see on the way: Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Orvieto, Villa di Livia, Pastena, and Caserta
Points of Interest in Naples
- Mount Vesuvius
- National Archaeological Museum, Naples
- Phlegraean Fields
- Castel Nuovo
Pisa to NiceDriving Time: Approx 4 hrs Driving Distance: 350.7 km via E80 and A10/E80 Things to see on the way: Vernazza, Portofino, Liguria, Imperia and Eze
Points of Interest in Nice
- French Riviera
- Promenade des Anglais
- Musée Marc Chagall
- Musée Matisse
Pisa to RomeDriving Time: Approx 4 hrs Driving Distance: 356.6 km via A1/E35 Things to see on the way: Castiglione Della Pescaia, Orbetello, Tarquinia, and Piazza Navona
Points of Interest in Rome
- Trevi Fountain
- Roman Forum
- Vatican Museums
Pisa Airport Car Rental – FAQs
Yes, you will receive the confirmation voucher for your Pisa Airport car hire through the email that you provided at the time of the booking. The car rental voucher provides all the information about the booking and the car rental that has been reserved. It clearly states the things included and not included in the rental, the rate, the pickup and drop-off addresses and the phone number of the car rental facility where you are going to pick-up or drop-off your PSA car hire etc.
Yes, you can make changes to your PSA Airport car rental reservation by either visiting VIPCars' 'Manage Booking' page or by calling the supplier or our booking support. You will not have to pay any cancellation or modification penalties if you are canceling or amending your booking at least 48 hrs before the beginning of your rental period.
Most of the car rental suppliers will not allow it. But if the person to whom the credit card belongs is present with you at the time of pickup, and has all the proper documents with him – a valid driver's license & ID proof – you will be allowed to rent a car. In that case, you can get yourself added as the additional driver as the person with the credit card will be listed as the main renter.
For this, you will have to contact your personal auto insurance company to know for sure whether the damage to the rental car will be covered by your policy in full or not. Besides that, you can also check with your credit card company as they also offer coverage available to their customers. In case you are not covered by any of these, and the supplier is not offering CDW and THW with the deal, then it is advised that you buy it at the time of pickup.
In case your car rental undergoes a breakdown or an accident, you should immediately contact the supplier. In the case of an accident, you should also contact the local police as they will fill the event log report and provide photos which you will be required to submit at the car rental desk as well as for insurance claiming. All the emergency contacts will be provided in your car rental documentation.
In case the supplier fails to get the car repaired on the site, they will arrange for a replacement.