Around 25 trains run between Lucca and Pisa every day (25–35 min.); from Florence, 50 daily trains make the trip (60–90 min.). On the Lucca line, day-trippers should get off at San Rossore station, a few blocks west of Piazza del Duomo and the Leaning Tower. All other trains pull into Pisa Centrale station (eventually the Lucca one will too). The baggage deposit office (Deposito Bagali) is open daily 6am to 9pm, and the cost per bag is 4€ for 12 hours, 6€ for 24 hours. This is handy if you want to stop in Pisa on your way to somewhere else—if you're on the way from Genoa to Florence, for instance. For daytrippers, the last fast connection back to Florence departs around 9:30pm, but check www.trenitalia.com for timetable updates. 

There’s a Florence-Pisa fast highway along the Arno valley. Take the SS12 or SS12r from Lucca. Parking anywhere near the Duomo is not easy. Best bet is the Pietrasantina lot, in the northwest corner of the city and well-marked as you exit the autostrada at Pisa Nord; it’s free, within walking distance of the Duomo, and also connected by frequent shuttle-bus service (1€ on the bus or at the cafe in the lot). For details on parking locations and charges, see www.pisamo.it.

Tuscany’s main international airport, Galileo Galilei (www.pisa-airport.com), is just 3km (2 miles) south of the center and is served by many European carriers, with service to and from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and other international hubs. Trains zip you from the airport to Centrale station in 5 minutes; the LAM Rossa bus departs every 9 minutes for Centrale station and then the Duomo. A metered taxi ride costs 10€ to 15€ (drivers accept credit cards). The so-called PisaMover is an automated tram that runs every 5 to 8 minutes between the airport terminal and Pisa Centrale station (2.70€).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.