The distance from Rome to Pisa is only about 355 km. You can get there by bus, train, or rented car. In addition, there are convenient flights in this direction in Summer time. Our article will help you think through all the logistics and choose the best way.
Information about the route Rome — Pisa:
Distance: 355 km
Travel time: 5 hours 25 minutes (by bus); 2-3 hours (by train); 55 minutes (by plane); 4 hours (by car)
Tourists who value time and comfort will benefit from high-speed trains - one of the fastest and safest way to get from Rome to Pisa on your own. Travel time for high-speed trains is 2-3 hours, and for regional trains - 4 hours.
Trains from Rome to Pisa run daily from 6:05 to 0:15 at intervals from 15 minutes to one hour. You can check the current schedule at the Italian railway websites: ITALOTRENO and TRENITALIA.
Place Of Departure
Daytime trains depart from Tiburtini and Termini Train Stations in Rome, and nighttime Intercitynotte trains leave from Ostiense Station. All trains from Rome arrive at Pisa Central Station Pisa Centrale. We advise you to come to the station 40 minutes before departure to understand the platforms and not miss your train.
You can buy tickets at ticket offices and vending machines at Rome railway stations. In the summer, when there are a lot of tourists, there are lines, so we advise you to buy tickets online in advance.
Traveling by high-speed trains costs from 17.8 to 43.7 euros. For new and fast trains, prices are higher. First-class tickets for purchase cost 29.9 euros in advance, and at the box office on the day of departure - 60-70 euros.
Buy a ticket for the high-speed train Rome - Pisa 1-2 months before traveling online - it’s the cheapest way. The lowest prices - 17-20 euros - come at a non-refundable Super Economy rate.
An interesting option is to get from Rome to Pisa by train with a transfer in Florence. Schedule a stop for 5-6 hours, and you will have time to visit the Uffizi Gallery and for 20 Euro in the city.
A bus ride is a fairly cheap way to get from Rome to Pisa on your own. Passengers are transported on modern air-conditioned FlixBus, MarinoBus and Baltour buses. All have toilets, comfortable adjustable chairs, 220 V sockets for recharging gadgets and free Wi-Fi.
Depending on the season, 3-6 buses per day run between Rome and Pisa. They go with an interval of 2.5-3 hours. See the schedule at OMIO. A direct journey takes from 5.5 hours to 6 hours 45 minutes.
Place Of Departure
Intercity buses leave from Roma Tiburtina Bus Station and arrive at Via Pietrasantina Bus Station, which is 1 km from Miracle Square and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You can walk to the iconic sights of Pisa on foot or drive up one stop by city buses. Buses that run from Rome to Pisa with a change make a stop in Bologna.
You can buy tickets to Pisa aat Biglietteria ticket offices or using vending machines at the Roman bus station. Usually they cost from 14 to 32.5 euros. The price includes luggage and hand luggage. However, it’s more convenient to buy tickets online. The cheapest tickets are sold by Flixbus, and if you buy in advance you will pay for the bus from Rome to Pisa only 9.8 euros. To save on a hotel, take a night bus that leaves Rome at 1:40 and arrives in Pisa at 8:25.
If you prefer to lay your own route and enjoy the picturesque views from the car window, we advise you to get from Rome to Pisa in a rented car. If you use highways, the entire way will take 4 - 4.5 hours.
Rental companies operate at Rome Fiumicino Airport and in the city itself. Renting an economy car costs from 70 euros per day.
Add the cost of fuel to the rental price - about 80 euros, payment of autobahns and parking lots.
We advise you to stretch the trip for 2-3 days and continue the route along regional roads. There are a lot of places where you want to get out of the car and take pictures of beautiful views. Swim in the sea on the beaches of Santa Marinella, make stops in Florence, Bagnoregio and Orvieto.
If you want to save some money, rent a car not for a day but for several days (car rental for a week - from 90 euros).