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Taking a train from Venice to Pisa?Need a car?

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Taking a train from Venice to Pisa?Need a car?

We will be starting our honeymoon in Venice(1st of June), then want to take a train to visit Pisa for a day. We hope to stay on the coast somewhere maybe north near Cinque Terre or south of Pisa near Livorno as a base to explore the region for several days. Can we get everywhere without renting a car?

Also, any suggestions where to stay in Venice or on the coast? Thanks!

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1. Re: Taking a train from Venice to Pisa?Need a car?

Pisa is not a day trip from Venice: the distance is some 200 miles and a train (or a car) would take around 3.5 hours each way.

If you are staying in or near the Cinque Terre, you can easily use trains to travel along the coast and to make a trip to Pisa.

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2. Re: Taking a train from Venice to Pisa?Need a car?

"Sydneynick"

Sorry I was a bit vague. We will be flying into Venice for 3 nights, then taking a train south to set up our base somewhere along the coast between Cinque Terre & Livornio. Wondering if we could take the train into Pisa from the coast just to visit for a day or if we needed a car?? Also would like to visit the Tuscan countryside. Would we need a car to do that? Or take a tour?

Any favorite places to stay in Venice or along the coast? Thanks to any that can provide some guidence.

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3. Re: Taking a train from Venice to Pisa?Need a car?

There are plenty of trains along the coast. However from the Cinque Terre villages, you almost always have to change trains at la Spezia or Sarzana, and this puts the journey time up - it's from 1.5 to 2.25 hours. The only exception is the CT village of Monterosso, which has a very small number of faster InterCity trains which go to Pisa direct in less than 1.5 hours.

From larger towns south of la Spezia on the Tuscan Riviera, trains to Pisa are fast and frequent - e.g. only 20 minutes from Viareggio. See http://trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html for all services - but use a date in the next seven days to see fares as many are NA online any longer in advance.

For the Tuscan countryside, you might well be better off renting a car for a few days.

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4. Re: Taking a train from Venice to Pisa?Need a car?

Hi! Yes Pisa is a very easy destination by train. No need to rent a car unless you plan on exploring the countryside.

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5. Re: Taking a train from Venice to Pisa?Need a car?

Hi friends stayed for special 2 nights at Palace Bonvecchiati expensive but they loved it. We on the other hand did look at it on site but have decided and booked at Hotel Bucintora a 15-2o min stroll to St marks square but we have been before staying right in the tourist area and now this place appears to be just what we want.Slightly cheaper but views over the canal. Everywhere is close here anyway. have a look at these two places.

Good luck

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