View Full Version : What do taxis cost from Livorno to Florence/Lucca/Chianti/Pisa?
November 30th, 2004, 09:45 PM
The day excursions that some of these threads have talked about are a bit out of my price range, plus my traveling partner has already been to Florence and Pisa numerous times and most likely does not want to repeat the typical places to see there. We also usually prefer to explore on our own, but the drive into Florence from Livorno is stated as 90 minutes.
How much would a cab/transfer cost us? Anyone know?
November 30th, 2004, 10:29 PM
I think it would be around 100 Euro maybe more, each way. Last month we took a cab to the train station and took the train into Florence. The taxi was about 10 Euro each way and a RT ticket was about 10-15 EURO. Very easy and faster than a taxi. :D
December 3rd, 2004, 09:24 PM
Good thinking, thank you!!! It didn't even occur to me that there might be a train............yikes!!!
February 13th, 2005, 10:24 PM
I know the post I am looking at is old but the info must still be current! You said you took a taxi to the Livorno train station and then the train to Florence. How hard or easy was it to get a cab to the train station? How far of a walk to the train station if we can't catch a cab at the port?
February 14th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Hi...to get a schedule of the trains and book one go to www.trenitalia.com (http://www.trenitalia.com)!
It' less expensive than a taxi! Good luck!
February 14th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Two things to keep in mind if you decide to try this. One is there may not be enough taxis for everyone who wants one at the port when your ship docks, Another problem there according to some posters last year was that some taxi drivers didn't want to take people the relatively short distance to the railroad station and spent valuable time trying to convince the passengers to use them for a longer trip.
Finally and most important be sure to leave yourself extra time when doing the planning to get back to the ship. Depending on what your next stop is it could be a long trip if you miss the ship. So when you look at the train scehdules be sure to pick out one that gives you extra time just in case. Also remember that in Italy as in other countries in Europe that occasionally strkes occur that shut down the railroad systems without much warning.
When we were on our Med cruise in 2003 we considered this option and ended up deciding to join up with 3 other couples and take a tour with a tour guide that allowed us to see Florence and Pisa and make it back to the ship in plenty of time. It cost more than an independent excursion but we didn't spend the whole time checking our watches and worrying about getting back to the ship.
Whatever you decide enjoy Florence. It is a fantastic place.
Have a great next cruise.