A trip to Pisa is a must-do on any travel bucket list. However, just 264km away lies its famous sister and capital – Rome – and it demands a visit too!
Sure, all roads lead to Rome, but why drive when the train can take you there directly? In two and a half hours, you’ll be taking in the world-famous sights and ancient ruins – just a stone’s throw from the train station. You can see why it’s more appealing than the 40-minute journey by car from its busy airport.
From early morning to late evening, there’s nearly 50 Trenitalia trains a day to pick and choose from. Travel on your own schedule and enjoy high-quality onboard services – it’s all part of the Italian way of life!
When you’re ready to book your train, or to find out more information about the route from Pisa to Rome, including FAQs, simply refer to our handy guide below.
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.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
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 Pisa Centrale to Rome 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 Pisa Centrale and Rome is 3 hours and 11 minutes, with around 15 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 Pisa Centrale to Rome is 2 hours and 52 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Pisa Centrale to Rome can start from as little as €14.90 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 Pisa Centrale to Rome without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Pisa Centrale to Rome each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Pisa Centrale to Rome leaves at 09:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Pisa Centrale to Rome leaves at 13:50. 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 Pisa Centrale to Rome cover a distance of around 164 miles (264 km) during the journey.