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Train reservation from Pisa to Cinque Terre

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Train reservation from Pisa to Cinque Terre


I have booked air tickets to arrive at Pisa on 26 Aug at 12.20pm. Hope to get some advice whether I should reserve train tickets to Vernazza in advance or purchase tickets when I arrive at the Pisa airport train station? I am worried I can't get the tickets on the spot but not sure what time I will reach the train station, in case there is a flight delay.

If I book tickets in advance, can timing of the train I take be changed?

The next day, I wish to take the train to Florence in the late afternoon at 5pm. Should I also reserve the train tickets in advance?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Train reservation from Pisa to Cinque Terre

It is absolutely pointless trying to buy these tickets in advance. These are local (Regionale) trains. There are no seat reservations and tickets cannot sell out. Just buy the tickets at Pisa Airport: the ticket office will be open all the afternoon, and the ticket machines are there 24 hours each day.

It would be a good idea to buy your Vernazza-Florence tickets at Pisa Airport. These also have no seat reservations, but you might have a problem buying tickets in Vernazza on a Saturday.

Before you get on the train, you must time-stamp your tickets in a yellow machine at the station, and they are then good for travel during the next 6 hours.

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2. Re: Train reservation from Pisa to Cinque Terre

Hello Nick,

Thanks for the information. Very useful for planning our trip!


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