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Main train stations Pisa Centrale
Train companies Trenitalia, Frecciabianca
Airports Florence Airport, Pisa Airport
Public transport Local buses
Cheap train tickets
Cheap train tickets in Italy

 

Pisa is one of the most charming towns on the Italian peninsula, an essential stop on any tour around Italy. Renowned for its Leaning Tower and Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), heaved with artistic wonders and architectural marvels, Pisa is close to important cities such as Livorno and Florence, as well as to seaside towns like Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.

Travelling to Pisa soon but not sure how to get there? No worries, here you’ll find all you need to know, including most popular routes, train tickets and travel tips. Book your train tickets to Pisa with us and enjoy all this stunning city has to offer.

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Pisa is one of the most charming towns on the Italian peninsula, an essential stop on any tour around Italy. Renowned for its Leaning Tower and Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), heaved with artistic wonders and architectural marvels, Pisa is close to important cities such as Livorno and Florence, as well as to seaside towns like Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.

Travelling to Pisa soon but not sure how to get there? No worries, here you’ll find all you need to know, including most popular routes, train tickets and travel tips. Book your train tickets to Pisa with us and enjoy all this stunning city has to offer.

 

Pisa train stations

Pisa’s main train station is Pisa Centrale, which is well-connected to the rest of Tuscany, Genoa and La Spezia by Trenitalia’s Intercity, Eurocity, regional trains and Frecciabianca. You can get from Florence to Pisa in about 1h, from Genoa to Pisa in about 1h 30m and from La Spezia to Pisa in less than 1h.

 

Train tickets to Pisa

Travelling with Trenitalia trains to Pisa, you can buy one of the following ticket types –

  • Super Economy – it’s the cheapest fare, but you can’t make changes to your booking or get a refund
  • Economy – still a cheap option, you can modify your booking only once
  • Base – it’s the standard full-price ticket, you can make as many changes as you want
  • Ordinaria – fixed-price ticket based on the route, it’s valid only on regional trains

Popular routes

Have a look at our table below and learn more about popular routes to Pisa, train types serving those routes and fastest journey times.

 

Route Fastest journey time Train
La Spezia to Pisa 38m Regional trains, Frecciargento & Frecciabianca
Florence to Pisa 1h Regional trains, Frecciargento & Frecciabianca
Livorno to Pisa 12m Regional trains, Frecciabianca & Intercity
Lucca to Pisa 25m Regional trains
Milan to Pisa 3h 05m Regional trains, Frecciabianca & Intercity
Rome to Pisa 2h 37m Regional trains, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca & Intercity

 

Trenitalia Florence to Pisa

The train journey from Florence to Pisa lasts only one hour if you travel on Frecciargento and Frecciabianca high-speed trains.

Want to add extra comfort to your journey? Choose Frecciargento or Frecciabianca First Class and you’ll enjoy plenty of onboard services, including a welcome service with complimentary drinks and snacks and a newspaper of your choice.

Rome to Pisa by train

If you’re in Rome and want to go on a day trip to Pisa, you can take a direct Frecciargento train – the journey lasts about 2h. Alternatively, you can take a Frecciarossa train to Florence and then hop on a regional train bound for Pisa – the journey is a bit longer, but you’ll get the chance to also visit the capital of Italian Renaissance.

If you want to travel in style, why not buy a train ticket for Frecciarossa Executive (First Class) and enjoy a gourmet meal service at your seat, plenty of legroom and much more?

How to get from Pisa Airport to Pisa Centrale

Landing in Pisa Airport and want to get to the city centre? Simply take the shuttle service operated by Pisa Mover – you’ll reach your destination in only five minutes! The shuttle service runs every day from 04:30 to 01:30 – every seven minutes during peak times and every twelve minutes during off-peak times.

Pisa public transport

Getting around Pisa by bus is one of the best ways to reach the most peripheral areas of the city. For example, it takes just under twenty minutes to get from Pisa Centrale station to Piazza del Duomo. You can also get to the coast quite easily thanks to the bus line 10 – buses run every fifteen minutes from Pisa to the nearby seaside resort of Tirrenia.

Alternatively, do as the Pisans do and ride a bike – this is the cheapest, greenest and fastest way to move around the city and enjoy it from a different perspective. You can find cycle routes everywhere and it’s super easy to rent a bike for a couple of hours or days – why not try the public bike-sharing called Ciclopi, which has more than 200 bikes available in 24 monitored stations located in the main areas.

What to see in Pisa

As soon as you get off Pisa Centrale train station, start walking towards River Arno and you’ll quickly find the famous mural Tuttomondo – it’s the biggest in Europe! – which was created by the artist Keith Haring in 1989 on the façade of the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate. Keep walking for ten more minutes until you reach Ponte di Mezzo and take in the beautiful stretch of scenery surrounding you, with elegant and historical buildings – most notably Palazzo Blu – lining the banks of the river. Stroll down Via Corso, Pisa's main shopping street, and grab a meal in the Borgo Stretto area or the San Martino quarter. Tap into this university city's student vibe at Il Montino in Piazza San Felice but work up an appetite first – their pizzas are as filling as they’re cheap.

After crossing the bridge, head to Piazza dei Miracoli – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and admire Pisa’s cathedral, called Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta. Both these landmarks are splendid examples of Romanesque architecture, characterised by imposing white marble and vibrant details. The Battistero di San Giovanni is another sight you can’t just miss, with a stunning dome covered by red tiles.

How to get from Pisa Centrale to Pisa Tower

And, of course, you can’t go to Pisa without visiting its symbol – we’re looking at you, Leaning Tower. Stepping into the ground floor of the tower is quite a shock, as your left foot will be higher than your right. Ascending the tower is also strange, as one side of the building is easier to climb than the other, the marble steps worn accordingly uneven. The views from the top over Pisa and the Tuscan hills beyond are spectacular and well worth the effort.

If you want to get to Pisa Tower from Pisa Centrale, you can take one of the following buses –

  • LAM ROSSA, and get off at Via Cammeo/Piazza Manin
  • 4, and get off at Piazza Arcivescovado
  • 21, and get off at Piazza Manin

You can also have a nice 25-minute walk from the station to the attraction – simply head to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, take Via Crispi and keep walking towards Ponte Solferino. Once you cross the bridge, take Via Roma towards Piazza dei Miracoli, where the Leaning Tower will be waiting for you.

Want to discover more about Pisa? Check out our article Top 10 things to do and see in Pisa for more travel tips. If you’re planning to also visit the nearby cities, read our travel guide about the Best and quickest day trips from Pisa by train and book your train tickets with us.

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