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public transpo from florence to volterra then back

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public transpo from florence to volterra then back

hi, would appreciate any help/advice/assistance re any train or bus you can recommend if we want to go to volterra from firenze and back?

hope to hear from you guys soon.

thank you!

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1. Re: public transpo from florence to volterra then back

Bus Firenze to Colle Val D'Elsa www.busfox.com/timetable

Bus Colle Val D'Elsa ro Volterra www.cpt.pisa.it/orare/extra.htm

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2. Re: public transpo from florence to volterra then back

It is not especially easy. Here is some advice, but not sure how up to day it is so check current timetables carefully before setting out:

…webs.com/howtogettovolterra.htm

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3. Re: public transpo from florence to volterra then back

A good website as well is volterratur.it/en/the-consortium/press-area/

Has up to date bus schedules.

You will need to a buy a ticket to Colle, and then purchase a ticket to Volterra in Colle from the nearby newsstand. It is a long day trip, consider overnighting in volterra. Hotels are reasonable, great selection of restaurants. You can buy return tickets from the volterra tourist office in the main square across from the city hall.

Edited: 06 August 2013, 18:46
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4. Re: public transpo from florence to volterra then back

Since there are no good posts about this trip, I'm posting this to help others who want to take this trip. The easiest way to get from Florence to Volterra is as follows: Take the train (Trenitalia) to Pontedera, then change to the CPT Pisa (#500) bus to Volterra. The train tickets can be reserved beforehand online and exchanged for tickets from the self serve machines at the station (Firenze SMN), it cost 13 euros for two people one way. Make sure you validate the ticket on the platform before boarding (little green machines on the walls). Watch out for scam artists who take advantage of confused tourists. The departure board will display Pisa as the final destination--if you are not sure, match the departure time to your original reservation time and check electronic boards at the platform to make sure it stops at Pontedera. It takes 50 minutes to Pontedera. The bus station is just across from the train station in Volterra. Buy the bus tickets from the Tabacchi on the left side just as you exit the train station, 3.85 euro per person one way. The bus leaves from lane 4. Validate the bus ticket when you board. The bus trip is about 1 hour and 20 minutes. This way is far easier than taking a bus to Colle Val D'Elsa and then scrambling for the connecting bus when they are so few and far between. If you coordinate your train arrival with the bus departure, it will make your trip much smoother. On the way back, buy bus tickets from any tabacchi in Volterra, not just the one near the bus stop as it may not be open. Buying onboard apparently costs more. I welcome any additional questions.

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5. Re: public transpo from florence to volterra then back

If the train to Pontedera is a regional one as I think, there's absolutely no need to book it in advance. Simply go to Florence train station and buy the ticket there before leaving.

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