How to Reach
The Tower of Pisa is located in Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy.
This 12th-century marvel is a sight to behold and has a long and eventful history.
You can reach this attraction easily by public transport from different parts of Italy.
How to get to the leaning tower of Pisa from the train
On a day trip to Pisa, it is most convenient to arrive by train.
You can take a train from Florence or other nearby cities to the Pisa Centrale, the train station.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about a 20-minute walk from the train station. You can take a taxi, a shuttle, a bus, or even walk to the Tower.
There is also a railway station in Pisa San Rossore that only serves local trains. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about a 15-minute walk from here.
By Pisa Mover Shuttle
Every day, domestic and international flights arrive at Pisa’s international airport.
Take the PisaMover Shuttle from the airport every 5 to 8 minutes from 6 am to 12 am.
You can purchase a PisaMover ticket from one of the automatic machines at the airport and Pisa Centrale.
To get to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, take the Shuttle A.
Take the LAM “ROSSA” bus to “Park Pietrasantina” and get off at “Torre.” If you see the gate to the Cathedral Square or Piazza dei Miracoli, you’ve arrived at the stop.
Buses 3 and 4 can also take you to the Tower of Pisa. Make sure to purchase your ticket at Pisa Centrale before boarding the bus.
The ticket should cost €22 and be valid for 70 minutes from Pisa Centrale.
Cabs are available 24 hours a day at both the train station and the airport and can be taken from anywhere in the city to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The fares are metered, and the driver must activate it at the start of each trip.
A taxi from Pisa Centrale to the Leaning Tower of Pisa should cost around €9, and a taxi from the airport should cost about €12.
Bike rentals are available at Pisa Centrale and throughout the city. You can rent one for €10 per day or even less if you only need it for a few hours.
If you’re arriving by train, the Piazza del Duomo is only a 20-minute walk away. It’s a little exhausting, but it’s well worth the effort.
You can gaze and walk through Florence’s quaint alleys, picking up a gelato along the way and experiencing the city on foot.
As you plan your visit, check out all the types of Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets.
Each ticket provides a distinctive experience, and you can discover all aspects of this beautiful historical site.
How to get to the leaning tower of Pisa from the airport
The best way to get to Piazza dei Miracoli is to take the PisaMover shuttle to Pisa Centrale.
Then take the ROSSO bus to Piazza dei Miracoli or walk or bike as indicated above.
If you have luggage and are not staying in Pisa, you can leave it at the Proffer Cooperativa baggage deposit service.
You can also leave it at the airport but must return to the airport to retrieve your luggage. Make a note of it if it makes sense for your plans.
The PisaMover shuttle runs at 5 to 8-minute intervals from 6 am to 12 am daily.
The PisaMover shuttle costs €3270 each way and can be purchased from automatic machines at both the airport and Pisa Centrale.
How to get to the leaning tower of Pisa from Florence
You’ll need a Pisa tour from Florence if you’ve always wanted to take the iconic photo of yourself “pushing” the Leaning Tower.
The two beautiful cities of Florence and Pisa were once fierce rivals, located less than 100 kilometers apart, and Florentines still make derogatory jokes about Pisans today.
Pisa is a popular day trip for Florence visitors interested in something other than historic rivalry, and it’s easy to get from Florence to Pisa.
From Florence to Pisa by train
The most convenient way to travel from Florence to Pisa is by train. Although high-speed trains do not connect the two cities, a “treno regionale” (regional train) can be taken.
You can take one of two types of regional trains: the diretto (express train), which takes only a few stops and arrives in 50 to 60 minutes, or the lunga percorrenza (long-haul), which stops locally and comes in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The former is ideal for those with limited time in Pisa who want to make the most of it.
The latter is crowded with commuters, students, and locals who study and work in Florence.
The prices are the same – a one-way ticket from Florence to Pisa costs €8. Some trains, especially express trains, may have a first-class section that costs €13.
You must stamp your ticket before boarding the train, and there is no need to make a reservation, so take any available seat.
Walk through Pisa’s historical center, and you will arrive at Piazza dei Miracoli in about 20 minutes. There are also local buses and taxis available.
From Florence to Pisa by bus
Even though Pisa and Florence are very close, the two city centers have no public bus service.
Only one bus runs from Villa Costanza in Florence to Pisa International Airport (10 euros per person, 1 hour travel time).
Villa Costanza is a tram station on Florence’s west side that is easily accessible via tram line 1 (20 minutes ride, €22 per person) from Santa Maria Novella station.
It’s convenient for getting to the airport, but if you want to go downtown, you must take another public bus.
A more efficient solution is to take one of the many private buses that offer faster rides to the Pisa city center.
It will drop you off at the monumental area and frequently include a guided Pisa tour of the leaning tower from Florence and its surrounding area.
From Florence to Pisa by car
If there is no traffic, driving from Florence to Pisa in about an hour is possible via the FI-PI-LI highway (about 52 miles).
However, as with any historic city center in Italy, driving into Pisa can be difficult due to narrow streets and a lack of parking spaces, not to mention the limited traffic zone (ZTL), which you must avoid like the plague or face a fine.
If you have a rented car and want to visit Pisa, we recommend using the free commuter exchange parking lot at Via Pietrasantina with €1 transportation into the city center.
The stadium area also has both free and paid parking.
How to get to the leaning tower of Pisa from Rome
Pisa is one of the most famous Italian cities and an excellent day trip from Rome. The average travel time from Rome to Pisa is 2 hours and 47 minutes.
Taking a high-speed train to your final destination is the most convenient and time-efficient option.
There are 9 trains per day between these two cities on average. You can also travel by bus or car. The cost of a ticket begins at 9 euros.
Rome and Pisa are 334 kilometers (208 miles) apart.
Trains from Rome to Pisa primarily depart from Roma Termini and Roma Ostiense train stations and arrive at Pisa Centrale.
If you take the high-speed AV train, your journey to Pisa will take 2.5 to 3 hours one-way, whereas slower trains will take about 4 hours.
Many trains run from Rome to Florence, where you will change trains to get to Pisa.
You can take a bus from Rome to Pisa.
This option is inexpensive, with one-way tickets starting at €15, but it takes approximately 6 hours to reach your final destination.
Buses are roomy and comfortable, with charging ports and free WiFi.
However, you should better plan your trip so that you can buy cheap train tickets and arrive in Pisa in much less time than if you took the bus.
Renting a car from Rome to Pisa is undoubtedly one of the most convenient options. The total cost, including toll roads and gasoline, will be around €45.
The distance is approximately 340 kilometers, so it will take less than 4 hours to travel from Rome to Pisa.
Parking is not an issue but be prepared to pay for it.
Traveling by plane from Rome to Pisa is also an option.
The most popular airlines that offer flights between two cities are Alitalia.com (€80 to €100 for a one-way ticket) and Ryanair.com (€30 to €50 for a one-way ticket).
Flying to your final destination takes only 55 minutes.
How to get to the leaning tower of Pisa from Milan
There are two ways to get from Milan to Pisa.
A 3 to 6.5-hour train ride with fares starting at €28 and a 5 to 7-hour bus and train via Florence with fares beginning at €27.
There are a few direct trains from Milan to Pisa, but most require one or two transfers.
The entire journey can take between 3 to 6.5 hours, depending on your train type.
Ticket prices for regional trains begin at €28 and rise to €37 for high-speed trains.
The bus is the best option if you’re on a budget and only visiting Florence for a day.
You can only travel up to Florence by bus, then continue by tram to the city center of Florence, where you can catch a train to Pisa.
The total travel time is 5.5 to 7 hours, and the combined fares begin at €27.
We do not recommend flying from Milan to Pisa because there are no direct flights.
Although the two cities have their airports, the flight takes at least 5 hours because the layover is in a city much further away than Pisa.
Flights begin at €276, more expensive than the train and bus options.
How to get to the leaning tower of Pisa from Venice
A high-speed train ride from Venice will take you to Pisa’s iconic leaning tower.
Depart the ‘City of Water’ first thing in the morning, changing trains in Florence.
You could also take an earlier train to Florence and spend some time there before catching the evening train back to Venice.
Your train will leave from S Lucia train station at 9 am, with a stop in Florence at 11.05 am, where you will change to a local train to Pisa.
When you arrive in Pisa, visit Piazza dei Miracoli to admire the magnificent Cathedral, Pisa Baptistery, and Leaning Tower.
You can visit three museums, including the Sinopie Museum and the Camposanto.
If you want to take advantage of the opportunity to climb the tower, you can book the tower entrance ticket in advance to enjoy this fantastic experience.
You can relax in Pisa in the afternoon or quickly stop in Florence before returning to Venice.
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