Rome to Pisa - A Day Trip

Here is a complete itinerary of our day trip from Rome to Pisa:

8:00 am Courtesy Shuttle from Melia Roma Hotel to Ottaviano Metro Station
8:30 am Arrive at Ottaviano Station (identified by red M in a white square)
8:45 am Metro Train from Ottaviano to Terminal Station (Stazione Termini)
8:55am Arrive at Terminal Station (Metro drops underground, go above the ground, purchase tickets from the counter, check the train number at Departure screens and Wait at the terminal)
9:45am Train departs to Pisa (Inter City Plus)
12:57pm Arrive at Pisa
1:05pm Out of the Station and Start walking towards the Tower of Pisa (Plan for 25 minutes walk, Take Via Francesco Crispi and Via Roma and there is no need to buy a city map :)
1:30pm Arrive at Leaning Tower of Pisa (La Torre). The entrance and climb up the tower is controlled and you can purchase tickets by the time slot.
2:20pm Start walking back to the Station
2:45pm Arrive at the Station (There is McDonalds at the station for a quick lunch or a better variety at Terminal Station)
3:00pm Buy the return tickets (A better option is to buy return tickets from the original destination or from the Station at Pisa before starting out to visit the monuments. This will ensure a confirmed seat because the station stops selling tickets few minutes before the scheduled departure.)
3:45pm Train departs to Rome
7:30pm Arrive at San Pietro Station
7:55pm Walk to Ottaviano Metro Station
8:30pm Bus from Metro Station to Hotel
9:00pm Arrive at the Hotel

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the main attraction of this city. The streets were pretty deserted (may be because of Sunday) and it almost felt that the majority of people moving around were tourists. You can always spend extra time in the city or at the festive environment around the monuments. This allows you to take the 5:00pm Inter City Plus to reach back Rome around 8:15pm. As always, it's recommended to check the train schedule at Trenitalia.com.

And here is the photo album:

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Posted by Arun Gupta's Blog on September 30, 2007 at 10:53 PM PDT #

i like pie.

Posted by guest on November 25, 2007 at 01:40 PM PST #

Hi Im Sekar Rajagopal fr Malaysia.

Ur blogs give lot of information on tour place.
Im planning to go Rome with my on 17/01 to 30/01. In betwwen we might go venice and pisa.
Pls guide me where we can go and hotel info if u have any.

Tq

Posted by Sekar Rajagopal on December 26, 2007 at 03:30 PM PST #

Sekar, We did not go to Venice but you should be able to Google for such information.

Posted by Arun Gupta on December 27, 2007 at 03:03 AM PST #

dear mr arun gupta

can you tell me....how much is the train ticket from pisa to rome???....is there any other way or kind of transport from pisa to rome???

Posted by Hafiz on January 06, 2008 at 08:28 PM PST #

The train ticket cost can be foundfrom:

http://orario.trenitalia.com/b2c/TimeTable?stazin=Rome&stazout=Pisa+Centrale&datag=14&datam=01&dataa=2008&timsh=08&timsm=09&x=21&y=11&lang=en&nreq=5&channel=tcom

or you can alter your travel dates. For example a train starting from Rome @ 8:30am and arriving Pisa @ 11:31am costs 41.50 euros for 2nd class and 59.40 euros for first class. If you choose InterCity plus (start @ 9:46, arrive @ 12:57pm - faster & less travel time) then the standard rate is 27.50 euros. Look around the website for different options and then price your option. Good luck!

Posted by Arun Gupta on January 06, 2008 at 10:48 PM PST #

found ur blog by yahoo search, not in google, great help, we are going to rome-pisa-florence-milan-paris route end of march.
this page is great help to me and will print off to carry.

regards and namaskar.

Posted by anindya chatterjee on March 05, 2008 at 05:33 PM PST #

Dear
Mr arun Gupta I wanna go Rome to pisa by train but i have no idea about the price of the ticket and schedule can you provide me right now ?

Waiting for your Response
prakash

Posted by Prakash on May 28, 2008 at 09:33 PM PDT #

how much does it cost to make a trip from rome to pisa?

Posted by mahmoud on June 12, 2008 at 08:00 PM PDT #

you can alter your travel dates. For example a train starting from Rome @ 8:30am and arriving Pisa @ 11:31am costs 41.50 euros for 2nd class and 59.40 euros for first class. If you choose InterCity plus (start @ 9:46, arrive @ 12:57pm - faster & less travel time) then the standard rate is 27.50 euros. Look around the website for different options and then price your option. Good luck!

Posted by LAPTOP BATTERY on November 27, 2008 at 09:08 AM PST #

i have been 2 italy

Posted by guest on March 28, 2009 at 01:40 PM PDT #

good girls go to heaven,
bad girls go to italy

Posted by guest on March 28, 2009 at 01:41 PM PDT #

Can I purchase these tickets using credit card at the counters?. is it suggested to crry cash or having an international cc in Rome is good enough for expenses

Posted by Prantik on April 02, 2009 at 12:40 AM PDT #

Our friends are suggesting us to buy eurail pass. Whats yr suggestion. Will this pass hold good for any train travel in the selected countries independent of the company operating the service?

Posted by prantik on April 02, 2009 at 12:51 AM PDT #

I purchased the tickets using Amex credit card on the counter. You need to investigate eurail pass depending upon your travel requirements.

Posted by Arun Gupta on April 02, 2009 at 03:17 AM PDT #

My daughter, son-in-law and their 12 year old and 8 year old children will be traveling to Rome in August and would like to visit Pisa. What is best way to get to the area where the monuments are from Pisa station other than by walking?

Thanks

Posted by Chandrashekhar Majumdar on April 21, 2009 at 12:55 AM PDT #

Thank you for the Good Info and nice blog.

Regards,
Vishwa.

Posted by Vishwa on July 04, 2009 at 09:51 PM PDT #

That is some real nice peace of information :)

Posted by Nidhi on February 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM PST #

This is a great trip..maybe too fast just in one day but for sure really interesting for our guests looking for 1 day trips in Tuscany... thanks a lot we will suggest it

Posted by Apartments Rome on December 16, 2010 at 11:24 PM PST #

Dear Mr. Gupta, it is nice to get email alerts whenever someone comments on this blog,reminds me of our nice vacation. I used your info and visited pisa from florence on a daytrip while touring italy with my family on march 2008, best regards, anindya, dubai

Posted by Anindya Chatterjee on December 17, 2010 at 02:50 PM PST #

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