Make your way from Florence to Pisa by train and you’ll avoid the stress of navigating narrow Italian alleys or facing city centre traffic. The train takes you from the central Firenze Santa Maria Novella station to the heart of Pisa. You’ll spend the short one-hour journey cocooned in a comfy seat on an air-conditioned carriage before arriving at your destination.
Pisa Centrale train station is conveniently located just a few minutes from the old town centre. Walk over to the vibrant Piazza Vittoria Emanuele II or tuck into traditional Tuscan fare at the many restaurants nearby. You’re just a short bus ride from the city’s iconic Leaning Tower in Piazza Dei Miracoli.
Find a time that suits you, with Trenitalia running frequent high-speed services every day. There are also discounts available for those over 60 and under 30. Read on to find out more, including FAQs and train times, below.
|Journey time||From 51m|
|Distance||43 miles (69 km)|
|Frequency||48 trains per day|
|Departure station||Firenze Santa Maria Novella|
|Arrival station||Pisa Centrale|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||Autolinee Federico, Itabus, Caronna Tour (Bus), Trenitalia, Flixbus|
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Firenze Santa Maria Novella and Pisa Centrale is 1 hour and 8 minutes, with around 48 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale is 51 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale can start from as little as €8.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale without having to change trains. There are 45 direct trains from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale leaves at 00:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale leaves at 23:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Pisa Centrale cover a distance of around 43 miles (69 km) during the journey.