This historic station also serves as one of the main rail hubs for Tuscany.
The main train station in Pisa is Pisa Centrale, and it’s also one of the main rail hubs for Tuscany. The building opened in early 1871, replacing an older station elsewhere in the city, and was rebuilt after suffering serious damage in World War II. The ground level is marked by grand arches surrounding the entryway, with smaller arched windows on the upper level.
There are 16 platforms at Pisa Centrale, and the station is on three important train routes - the Pisa-Florence line, the Pisa-La Spezia-Genoa line, and the Pisa-Livorno-Rome line. The Frecciargento and Frecciabiana - both high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains - serve Pisa, as well as InterCity trains and slower, more local, trains. Some 15 million people make their way through the station every year, and the most common destinations served by Pisa are Florence, Rome, La Spezia, Lucca, Genoa, Livorno, Naples, and Turin.
On the platform level of the Pisa station - the only level to which passengers really have access - is where the main ticketing hall, restrooms, several shops and fast-food restaurants, a few newsstands, and a tobaccanist are located. The tourist information office is located just outside the station on Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.
There’s a luggage storage office near the end of Platform 1, and a Sala Blu for travelers with disabilities who need special assistance is available. There is a Club Eurostar lounge for travelers with first class train tickets, as well.
Several local bus lines stop just outside Pisa Centrale, including the popular Line 1 that serves the Piazza dei Miracoli and the leaning tower of Pisa. A taxi queue is also just outside the station. The Pisa airport is a very short distance from the train station, and there’s a dedicated shuttle train called the “Pisa Mover” that connects the two.
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