Flight & Travel Info: Norway – Italy

The most relevant airports for those traveling from Norway to Tuscany are Pisa, Florence, Bologna, Rome, Bergamo, Milan and Venice. There are direct flights, but there are also a number of flights with a stopover. KLM, SAS and Lufthansa have good solutions from Torp, Gardermoen and other major airports in Norway to Pisa, Florence and Bologna. You get a stopover, but the prices can be lower and arrival / departure in Italy is often at a more convenient time of the day. Many people have probably experienced being annoyed by a direct flight returning from Italy at 6:15 in the morning. For many in Eastern Norway, it can be a favorable alternative to check prices with Ryanair from Sandefjord / Torp to Bergamo. For families, it can be a saving of up to several thousand kroner by flying to Bergamo compared to, for example, Pisa. From Bergamo to, for example, Lucca / Tuscany, it’s about 3 hours by car. Check out various flight options on Momondo.

High Season and Flights on Saturdays

Most homes for rent in Italy are rented out Saturday-Saturday. Therefore, airline tickets are sold out for Saturdays first. If you fly other days than Saturdays, the flight can be cheaper! If you have rented a holiday home from Saturday to Saturday, it is an idea to check the air fares on Friday and Sunday. You can save thousands by doing this. If you get an extra day in Italy, you can take the opportunity to visit exciting cities such as Verona, Florence, Venice or Rome. If you are lucky, the difference in the air fares can actually cover a few extra days in Italy.

Many people combine Italy with a few days’ stay in another country. Ryanair (or other airlines) can fly you cheaply from an airport in Italy to another European city. There you can spend a few nights, then fly back to Norway. It is relatively inexpensive to fly domestically in Italy. One can, for example, holiday a week on the mainland of Tuscany, and take Ryanair from Pisa to Sardinia. For some, it may be appropriate to fly from Gothenburg to Italy. For example, Ryanair flies directly from Gothenburg to Pisa. One possibility is also to fly directly to Nice and then drive to Italy. Others fly to Munich, and take a trip across the Alps before traveling to Italy.

Direct Flights from Norway to Italy

Subject to changes.

From Gardermoen:

Norwegian: Pisa, Verona, Milano, Roma, Venezia, Sardinia

SAS: Bologna, Pisa (summer route), Milano, Roma.


Ryanair: Milano/Bergamo: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Spring, Summer and Autumn (Wednesdays and Sundays not during high season).

Most relevant airports in Italy for those going to the area around Lucca: Pisa, Firenze, Bologna og Bergamo/Milano.

Flights with Stopovers from Norway to Italy

Cities: Firenze, Pisa, Bologna, Milano, Venezia og Roma.


SAS, KLM og Widerø


Lufthansa, Swiss, KLM, SAS, Air France, Alitalia


Norwegian, SAS, KLM


Norwegian, SAS, KLM


Norwegian, SAS,KLM

Relevant Travel Distances

From Pisa to Lucca – 27 minutes by car / 26 km.

From Pisa to the Liguria Coast (la Spezia) – 54 minutes by car / 84 km.

From Lucca to Roma Fiumincino – 3 hours and 26 minutes by car / 355 km

From Milano Linate and Malpensa to Lucca – Linate: 2 hours and 37 min/274 km. Malpensa: 3 hours and 11 minutes by car / 328 km.

From Bergamo to Lucca – 3 hours / 314 km.

From Bologna to Lucca – 1 hour and 35 minutes by car / 154 km.

From Venice to Lucca – 3 hours and 3 minutes by car / 312 km.

From Milano/Linate Airport to the Liguria Coast: 2 hours and 13 minutes by car / 221 km.

From Milano/Malpensa Airport to the Liguria Coast: 2 hours and 47 minutes by car / 275 km.

Driving to Italy?

If you are a large family who are going on holiday to northern Italy in high season, it can be much cheaper to drive a car to Italy. Read more about this here: Driving by car to Italy.

Any questions?

Primatoscana specializes in renting out hand-picked holiday homes and apartments in Italy. We have more than 10 years of experience, and even though we do not sell airline tickets, we are happy to give advice on how you can travel to Tuscany. Contact us here at Primatoscana for help and information regarding travelling to Italy.