Not sure how to get from La Spezia to Pisa? The train is the fastest way to travel between these two Italian destinations, with the average journey time of just over half an hour. There are around 32 Trenitalia services running daily on this route, so you’ve got plenty of options – you can even travel on the ultra-modern high-speed Frecciagento trains, which offer free WiFi, reclining seats and lots of luggage space.
In no time at all (maybe just enough to perfect your Leaning Tower of Pisa pose), you'll arrive into Pisa Central (Centraal in Italian) station, one of Italy's most iconic and beautiful cities. It’s just a 20-minute walk from here to the tower, so head there first before exploring what the rest of what the city has to offer.
Ready to book? Search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale by train.
It takes an average of 1h 2m to travel from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale by train, over a distance of around 40 miles (65 km). There are normally 40 trains per day travelling from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale and tickets for this journey start from €7.90 when you book in advance.
La Spezia Centrale
65 miles (40 km)
40 trains per day
Direct trains available
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Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains, capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi connection and 4 levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). You can now also travel with Frecciarossa between Milan and Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The new Frecciarossa trains have 4 levels of service – Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room – and two types of carriage: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.
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.
Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a 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 La Spezia Centrale 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 La Spezia Centrale and Pisa Centrale is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 40 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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale is 39 minutes.
Train ticket prices from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale can start from as little as €7.90 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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale without having to change trains. There are 37 direct trains from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale leaves at 04:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale leaves at 23:53. 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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale cover a distance of around 40 miles (65 km) during the journey.