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INEXPENSIVE TRANSPORTATION ROUND TRIP FROM LIVORNO TO FLORENCE IN ITALY

INEXPENSIVE TRANSPORTATION ROUND TRIP FROM LIVORNO TO FLORENCE IN ITALY

Jul 2nd, 2011, 08:56 PM
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INEXPENSIVE TRANSPORTATION ROUND TRIP FROM LIVORNO TO FLORENCE IN ITALY

WE'LL BE ARRIVING TO LIVORNO ON A CRUISE SHIP ON AUGUST 16th. CRUISE SHIP OFFERS BUS TRANSPORT RT TO FLORENCE FOR $123/PP. I'M LOOKING FOR OTHER OPTIONS OF REACHING FLORENCE BETWEEN 9AM WITH THE SAME DAY RETURN ~5PM. ALREADY RESERVED UFIZZI GALLERY TICKETS FOR 12 NOON.
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 09:21 PM
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Go by train and this site will help you http://www.ftroute.com/ItalianTrains.htm
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Jul 3rd, 2011, 02:08 AM
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did this off a Princess cruise a few years ago from Livorno

simply go to the train station cheapest hop a REGIONAL train

for a couple of euro per hour 4 euro or so for me last.

just buy from machine at station if no reservation be sure

and convalidate(stamp) your ticket prior to hopping on.

trenitalia.it will have schedules but a nightmare to book

abroad big shippping charges just wait...

Happy Travels!
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Jul 3rd, 2011, 03:16 AM
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Hi, Luftmench

if you go to www.trenitalia.com and put in your dates and times, you will find that there are hourly trains from Livorno to florence, leaving at 10 mins past the hour and arriving at about 1 hr 20 mins later.

so the 9.10 leaves Livorno centrale at 9.10 and arrives at Firenze SMN [the main station in Florence] at 10.30; the 10.10 arrives at 11.30 etc.

if you caught the 9.10 you'd have oodles of time to walk to the uffizi but if you catch the 10.10 you'd need a taxi - official ones go from straight outside the station to the left as you are leaving the trains and shouldn't cost more than about €10. 2nd class train tickets - [the only ones available on the 9.10 and really all you need, though on the 10.10 you could pay a bit extra for 1st class if you like] are €6.80 each, each way. so a return is €13.40. it would be about €20 each 1st class.

as others have said, no need to book tickets, just turn up and buy from the machines or at the ticket office. but don't forget to validate you ticket as you get on - the little yellow machines are on the platform as you approach the train.

if you have a lot of time when you get to Florence, I suggest getting your return tickets [if you have only bought one way ones at Livorno] before you leave the station. then if you are in a rush to cat the train back, you will only have to validate the tickets before you get on.
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