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From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

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From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

We are spending a week in Lucca and then travelling on to Rome by train. Would you recommend travelling via Pisa or Florence?

thanks for any help

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1. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

The only sensible way is via Florence, as the line from Florence to Rome is used by high-speed trains.

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2. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

It depends on the time you want to leave Rome, there are several types of train and therefore several journey times, priced accordingly, the quicker the costlier. Whilst the quickest journey time can be via Florence at 3.15, the quickest via Pisa is 4.01. Check out the Trenitalia website for the best option for you. Personally I go via Pisa as its often less busy and the Florence-Lucca trains are frequently running late.

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3. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

I would choose the schedule which best fits your needs. Go on the Trenitalia website and search the schedules between Lucca and Roma. You'll find most connections routed through Florence, with a few through Pisa.

Interestingly, the very first of the morning, at 6:53, is also the fastest, and it is routed through ...... Pisa!!!!

The cheapest route also goes through Pisa, and uses two connecting "regionale" trains (no reservations).

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4. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

Florence should be the more efficient choice. In fact, you can even stop and spend a few hours there if you want. The center is no more than 10 minutes from the station.

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5. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

To see the cheapest trains discussed by GAC, on http://trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html you must click the 'all solutions' button on the bottom left of your first page of train times from Lucca to Rome.

The site will then show fares at €18.65 via Pisa, a lot less than the €49 of the fastest connections via Florence - and for some people a saving which could be well worth the extra journey time.

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6. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

Thanks so much for all this helpful advice. We are thinking it might be nice to go via Pisa for the coastal jounrey to Rome (and the cheaper fare). If we wanted to have enough time for a quick trip to see the Leaning Tower, how long would we need to allow in Pisa?

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7. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

Most of the way, the train via Pisa is not close enough to the coast to have any sea views. But it's a perfectly good way to go if low cost is more important than time.

Pisa would take 2 to 3 hours to see Campo dei Miracoli.

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8. Re: From Lucca to Rome - via Pisa or Florence?

Thanks Sydney Nick for your quick reply!

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