Train from Livorno to Florence
A fast, efficient and inexpensive way to visit Florence from Livorno is by train. The drive from Livorno Centrale to Florence Santa Maria Novella lasts 1h20 minutes and costs between € 6 and € 14 per person (one way). There run 1-2 trains per hour. It's good to check the train timetable in advance.
TIP: Florence and Pisa are located along the same train line. First visit the more remote Florence and get off in Pisa Centrale on your way back. Keep in mind that this will be a very tight schedule.
How do I get to the train station from the cruise port in Livorno?
Livorno Centrale train station is too far from the harbor to get there on foot. You can take a taxi for approximately € 20 per taxi (4 persons one way) or you opt for the combination shuttle bus and public transport. The latter is the most popular option and it's very simple. Here are the steps to take.
At Piazza Grande, take the LAM BLU (former bus N°1) or LAM ROSSA (former bus N°2) to Livorno Centrale. The bus stops are located along adjacent Via Grande and no longer on the square itself. The ride between Piazza Grande and Livorno Centrale takes about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. A single ticket costs €1,20 per person. Buses run frequent every 7 to 10 minutes.
TIP: Buy your bus ticket in advance at the Tourist Office, at ticket machines or at a Tabacchi kiosk. On the bus, you usually pay € 1 more.
Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Florence Santa Maria Novella
Florence Santa Maria Novella train station is on walking distance from the city center.