Trains from Pisa to Florence depart from Pisa Centrale station and arrive into Firenze Santa Maria Novella station. The journey takes an average of 1h 01m, but the fastest services take just 50 minutes.
This route is covered by Trenitalia’s Regionale trains. While these don’t have the creature comforts of their high-speed fleet, Regionale trains are efficient and – more importantly – cheap! Prices for Regionale trains are fixed; you can buy a ticket in advance or on the day and it will cost the same.
You’ll arrive in the centre of Florence, ready to explore the Tuscan capital. The Uffizi Gallery is home to a collection of priceless Renaissance artwork, while the Accademia Gallery houses Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. And be sure to sample some local Chianti wine alongside some traditional Tuscan Pappa al Pomodoro.
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 Pisa to Florence 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 and Florence is 1 hour and 1 minute, with around 53 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 to Florence is 51 minutes.
Train tickets from Pisa to Florence can start from as little as €8.70 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Pisa to Florence without having to change trains. There are 51 direct trains from Pisa to Florence. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Pisa to Florence leaves at 04:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Pisa to Florence leaves at 22:30. 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 to Florence cover a distance of around 43 miles (69 km) during the journey.