How to get from Florence to Pisa (train or bus)


This guide on how to get from Florence to Pisa will show you the best options to make the transfer to this city famous for its Leaning Tower.
Located in the beautiful region of Tuscany Pisa is so well connected by public transport with Florence, located 80 kilometers west, that it is possible to make a one-day excursion to Pisa, by concentrating most points of interest in the Piazza Miracoli dei and have a small historical center.
Anyway, if you have more time we recommend you to spend the night in the city to see the Leaning Tower and other tourist attractions with fewer people.

Based on the experience of our two visits to this beautiful Italian city, in the last we wrote this list of places to see in Pisa essential, we explain how to get to Pisa from Florence by train or bus, so you can choose the one that best suits your preferences. We start!

How to get from Florence to Pisa by train

The fastest way to go from Florence to Pisa It is by train from the Santa Maria Novella station, the main one of the city, located 10 minutes walk from Piazza del Duomo.
Trains to Pisa operated by Trenitalia leave approximately every half hour from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and usually take between one hour and one hour and twenty minutes. The price of the ticket is about 10 euros and you can buy it directly at the automatic vending machines of the station or if you have clear the time of departure book here the seat online in advance, to avoid running out of seats, especially in high season or weekends of week.
Once at Pisa Central Station you can walk half an hour to reach the Leaning Tower, crossing the entire old town, or take a bus at the same station that takes about 10 minutes.

Bus from Florence to Pisa

An alternative to the train is to take a bus from Florence to Pisa that takes an hour and costs about 10 euros. There are several companies that make this journey, some like Skybus Lines depart from the Santa Maria Novella station and others like the popular Autostradale from Piazzale Montelungo, located a few meters from the main station of Florence.
The drawback of these companies is that most stop at the Pisa Airport and you have to take another transport to get to the center.

A more comfortable and interesting option to make this transfer from Florence to Pisa is to book one of these day trips by bus with a guide in Spanish that will allow you to better know the history of the city. Some of them also include a visit to one of the most essential places to see Tuscany:

San Gimignano

How to visit Pisa

If you plan to spend the night in the city we advise you to look for a hotel near the Pisa Central Station. We stayed at the Hotel La Pace, located less than 100 meters from the train station and 20 minutes walk from the Piazza dei Miracoli, which in addition to good communication with Florence, has a 24-hour reception, parking, a good breakfast and An excellent quality / price ratio.

Once you are clear about the topic of transfer from Florence to Pisa and accommodation, you can prepare your itineraries around the city with these Pisa guides in one day and this list of places to see in Pisa essential.

Map of the excursion to Pisa from Florence