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Feb 1st, 2011, 04:52 AM
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Private transfer Pisa Airport to Florence - any recommendations?

Our flight arrives at a time which would mean up to 2 hours wait for train or bus to Florence, so we are considering forking out for a private transfer, to maximise our precious time in the city. Has anybody got a recommendation for a firm which does the job well but which is not in arm and leg territory costwise?
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Feb 1st, 2011, 04:59 AM
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http://www.aboutflorence.com/florenc...-transfer.html

TerraVision does the job cheapest

Trains regional leave every hour during the day also cheap

Private Xfer will cost hundreds so stick with one of those

www.trenitalia.it for cheap train schedule
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Feb 1st, 2011, 05:56 AM
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We have used florence limo tours for 3 years, and Angelo Chiarlone will be driving us around again this May and June.
His web address is florencelimotours.com. You will not be disappointed.
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Feb 1st, 2011, 06:05 AM
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Luca at hillsandroads.com. But he has a van, so he may be cost-effective only if you have more than 2 people.
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Feb 1st, 2011, 06:07 AM
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>>>Our flight arrives at a time which would mean up to 2 hours wait for train or bus to Florence, <<<

Not unless you are arriving very late at night. There are 2-3 trains per hour all day until about 10pm.

The Pisa airport lists one transfer company.
http://www.pisa-airport.com/aeroporto_di_pisa_80.html
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Feb 1st, 2011, 08:04 AM
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There are also buses from the Pisa airport to the train station in Florence.
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Feb 1st, 2011, 08:25 AM
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If you are looking at the train schedules from the airport to Florence, it does appear that there is only a train about every two hours. However that is a direct route to Florence with no train change anywhere.

There are at least two or more trains every hour from the airport to Pisa Centrale. Once at Pisa Centrale, there are 2-3 trains every hour to Florence.

So you should be ble to take the train without waiting a significant amount of time by getting to Pisa Central and taking a regional train from there.
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Feb 1st, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Pisa airport and Pisa Centrale are only 5 minutes apart by train (1.10€). Pisa Centrale/Florence will be 5.80€ on most trains. There are a few trains that will offer 1st class for 8.70€, but many have no class distinction.

Terravision:
http://www.terravision.eu/florence_pisa.html
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Feb 1st, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Thanks for the feedback.

Awaiting price quotes from the limo services suggested.

Travel by train needs to be looked at again, obviously. Any need to book tickets for the journey online?
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Feb 1st, 2011, 05:33 PM
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I would wait since you don't actually know what train you will be able to take.
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Feb 1st, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Since most of the trains on this route are R trains and don't do reserved seats, there is no point in buying in advance.
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