Taking the train from Florence/Firenze to Pisa is blissfully simple as this is a route with one of the most frequent rail services in all of Italy.
There's also no need to book tickets in advance to save money, so you can just turn up at the station and book tickets at the last minute.
Though there are four things in particular which are worth being aware of:
1: The timetable isn't regular, meaning that there are between one and four departures per hour, and one of these hours with only one departure is between 10:00 and 11:00.
2. The 'RV/RGV' trains can be around 25 mins faster than a 'R' train because they call at fewer stations, so if you want to target a faster train, look up the journey times on the Trenitalia website before heading to the station.
3. Before 13:00 there are some trains which take a route via Lucca which is an hour longer, and they can depart at similar times to trains taking the direct route via Empoli.
So take care not to board a train which will be taking the route via Lucca.
4. Pisa S. Rossore station is much closer to the leaning tower than Pisa Centrale station and there are a few direct trains Florence/Firenze to this station.
When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.
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