We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

Which Pisa hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Adelaide, Australia
10 posts
Save Topic
Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

Hello,

WE are looking to take the train from Rome to Pisa. There are 2 direct options. One which takes 2hours 46min and another 3hours 9min.

Does the 3 hour train go along the coast? We want to take this train, but not sure where or which one to book.

Thanks for your help.

Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
30,884 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

Why does it say Rail Europe in the title of your question? It's a ticketing agency, not a train operator (which would be Italian State Railways, FS) so you should be looking at Trenitalia. That is also where you can book, as long as you wouldn't be taking a Regional (R) train, as these can't be booked anyway.

Most trains from Rome to Pisa take an inland route, if you want to go along the coast you need to go via Civitavecchia and Grosseto, e.g. direct IC trains heading to Genova and Torino, which take 2h59 from Roma Ostiense (3h09 from Termini, the stop before) to Pisa Centrale, e.g. dep. 09:40, arr. 12:49

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Train Travel
Level Contributor
82,314 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

Do not use RailEurope: it is just an agency that sells train tickets.

For the best prices, book direct with the train operator as far ahead as possible. Tickets go on sale 4 months before travel, and the cheapest tickets often sell out quickly. The discounted prices keep going up as the travel date gets closer.

You can get train times and costs from www.trenitalia.com clicking on the UK flag to change to English and using the Italian versions of city names: Roma Termini to Pisa Centrale.

Imperia, Italy
Destination Expert
for Italian Riviera
Level Contributor
27,771 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

All direct trains from Rome to Pisa take exactly the same route, which is along the coast (though don't get too excited - it's just inland most of the way, and you don't see nearly as much sea as you might expect.

So a direct Frecciabianca, Intercity or Regionale will all do.

Only the connections with a change at Firenze (Florence) take an inland route.

Edited: 02 June 2013, 18:49
Adelaide, Australia
10 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

Thanks for all the responses. Sorry was not aware Rail Europe was an agency. Are they quite a bit more expensive? Their prices look reasonable.

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Train Travel
Level Contributor
82,314 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

RailEurope Australia recently had a change of policy, and now seems to have much the same prices as Trenitalia, including advance purchase discounts. However, its information on train times is not wholly reliable.

Check the prices with both Trenitalia and RailEurope.

Liverpool, United...
4 posts
Save Reply
6. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

My husband and myself are hoping to go to Nice in early September for a couple of days then fly to Naples, staying for about 5 days before going by train to Rome (3 days), Pisa (3 days) before returning to Nice by rail via Genoa and Ventimiglia.

Grateful for any tips as to most economic way of travelling by rail without spending hours and hours on the trains and any tips on decent accommodation, in Naples (preferably near the waterfront) and in any of the other locations mentioned. We are in our mid sixties but complete veterans when it comes to rail travel abroad!!

Edited: 07 June 2013, 17:56
Liverpool, United...
4 posts
Save Reply
7. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

My husband and myself are hoping to go to Nice in early September for a couple of days then fly to Naples, staying for about 5 days before going by train to Rome (3 days), Pisa (3 days) before returning to Nice by rail via Genoa and Ventimiglia.

Grateful for any tips as to most economic way of travelling by rail without spending hours and hours on the trains and any tips on decent accommodation, in Naples (preferably near the waterfront) and in any of the other locations mentioned. We are in our mid sixties but complete veterans when it comes to rail travel abroad!!

Edited: 07 June 2013, 17:57
Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Train Travel
Level Contributor
82,314 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

You are going to spend hours on trains travelling from Pisa to Nice. The journey is some 350 km and the line is not suited for high speed.

You can get train times and costs from www.trenitalia.com clicking on the UK flag to change to English and using the Italian versions of city names.

For the travel to Nice, use Trenitalia for Pisa to Ventimiglia. From Ventimiglia to Nice, you use a local French train which runs every 30 minutes and has no seat reservations.

Imperia, Italy
Destination Expert
for Italian Riviera
Level Contributor
27,771 posts
Save Reply
9. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

Pisa to Nice will take at least six hours.

Pisa to Nice fares can be as low as €18 if you book in advance - options with a Frecciabianca train to Genova then an Intercity train to Ventimiglia are the most comfortable.

Ventimiglia-Nice times are here …ter-sncf.com/Images/Paca/Tridion/fh_4_site_… - the ticket costs €7.10 from station ticket offices (not machines) in Pisa (probably - ask for Nizza, Francia) or Genoa or Ventimiglia (definitely). Or buy online at higher cost from Rail Europe.

If this journey is too long, why not re-plan and spend some time half-way at somewhere very pleasant like Finale Ligure or Alassio, or maybe explore Genoa?

Paris, France
Level Contributor
25 posts
59 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Rome to Pisa train - Rail Europe

Hi Everyone,

Rail Europe is now directly linked with the Trenitalia reservations system so therefore the prices should be pretty much the same as what is on the Trenitalia site.

I dont know why nobody likes them its much easier to book on one website for all countries than visit each countries rail website...provided the prices are competitive of course.

Pisa to nice is a really nice ride you go through the cinque terre I would even recommend a stop in one of the towns like Monterosso its super nice there....if not the train hugs the cost all the way to the border where you change and jump on a usually crummy regional to Nice via Monaco.

If in nice make sure you check out the market and also if you have time take the train to Antibes which is a really nice as well.