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Livorno to Florence

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Livorno to Florence

We want to travel from the Livorno cruise port to Florence - 4 adults. What is the best way to do this? Bus and train? Which ones? Approx cost?

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1. Re: Livorno to Florence

There is no bus, but there are fairly frequent trains. See www.trenitalia.com/homepage_en.html

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2. Re: Livorno to Florence

You can take a city bus (the no. 1) from the port to Livorno Centrale (the train station).

Round-trip from Livorno to Florence is, at this writing, 18 euro. We say "at this writing" because last year at this time it was 13 euro and some small change; Trenitalia seems to enjoy hiking their prices. We have yet to see any hike in their services.

Alternatively, you could take a taxi which, split by four, wouldn't be that expensive. And it would save you the sardine-like conditions that prevail on the no. 1 of cruise ship folk returning to their respective boats.

(Remember to stamp both your bus and train tickets at the machines provided inside the bus and along the tracks.)

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We took a taxi from the port to Florence and then to Pisa. The taxi needs 8 people total (it was very comfortable). Other cruise passengers went with us to make up the 8. The cost was 40 euros each to be paid after the trip. The individual drivers (only 2 are allowed at the dock at one time) are right there upon leaving the ship. There is a short walk (just right outside the gate) to where the taxis are parked. You will see there is a bunch of taxis waiting. Our driver, named Andrea , spoke english and took us to Florence and waited there for us. Our group determined how long we were going to stay in Florence. He then drove us to Pisa where we stayed about 90 minutes. Then because we had about about 30 minutes left before we had to be back on the ship he drove us around Livorno. We were back on the ship in plenty of time. Andrea was willing to do anything the group wanted so if you wanted to spent less time in a place or get back earlier to the ship, he would do so. I highly recommend these taxis..ask for Andrea (nice looking Italian)

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thank you for the info. I hope it will be the same price in August.

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also, thanks

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Laura L, how much time did you get to spend in Florence? I have been researching tours but I would much rather just explore on my own. But with the price of the transfers into the cities it seems that you might as well book a tour. BUT your post has made me think twice. Also did this taxi wait for all 8 people, who determined staying time in the locations??

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We are 6 of us arriving Livorno on Dec. from a cruise ship, we want to go to Florence and Pisa. Are there many mini van waiting outside that we can hire ? How much would it cost? Can we bargain ?

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We just recently traveled from Livirno port to Florence and Pisa. I think the best way is to book a transfer for the day. You can find 4 more people from your cruise and share a price for the transfer. Just look at Roll Call for your cruise at cruisecritic. We paid 40 euro per person for the whole day. Train will be just a bit cheaper but you will lose a lot of time traveling from the port to a train station in Livorno. For contact information to book a transfer you can look here: http://www.livornotoflorence.com/home-page/

Nicola provided excellent service! I am so glad that we used his service, not a train.

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Hi I am doing pretty much a similar cruise arriving in mid June to Livorno. Is it feasible to do go to both Pisa and Florence on the same day. Ideally we would like to disembark at 9.00 am and hear that you need a taxi to the train station and that this is not easy and time consuming. Has anyone actually done this as our ship departs at 19.00 and wanted to be sure that we are back in Livorno train station and if there is taxis or other forms of transport to get back to the cruise port thanks

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