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How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

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How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

On October 6th, we plan to leave Montepulciano and head up to Monterosso for a few days. We have a car rental and may want to see Pisa on the way up. Does it make sense to drive from Montepulciano to Pisa, drop the car off there and then take transportation to Monterosso? How long from Pisa to get to Monterosso?

Also, our flight from Genoa leaves 9:30 am on the 9th. Do we take a train that morning from Monterosso, private car service or leave the night before and stay near the airport?

Thank you.

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1. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

Be careful with the ZTL in Pisa. I would suggest you drive to La Spezia after Pisa and drop the car there. For train times, see www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

There is no public transport that would get you to Genoa in time for your flight, and a private car service would cost maybe €200.

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2. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

The 05.17 Intercity train would get you to Genova Piazza Principe at 06.41 (and there is also the 05.17 Regional train arriving at 07.23). http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en/Purchase

But a night in Genoa before your flight sounds much more reasonable.

Edited: 11 July 2016, 17:09
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3. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

Thank you all. As usual, these posts are helpful

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4. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

I did the opposite way last fall. I took a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa (1 hr train ride) spent the afternoon there and then picked up a car at the airport and drove to Montepulciano (approx 2 hrs). I thought it was reasonable.

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5. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

I strongly agree that you should spend the night in Genoa prior to your flight. Why endure all that stress on departure day? Unexpected delays could ruin your plans. Enjoy a nice dinner and stroll around Genoa the night before. Leave Italy with pleasant memories only.

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6. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

We just left Monterosso. We drove from Tuscany (near Montepulciano) and dropped off our rental car at the Pisa airport and then hopped a train into Monterosso. It was fine, except that schlepping bags up and down the stairs at the Pisa and CT train stations is not a lot of fun. If you drop your car off at the Pisa airport, you take the PisaMover bus to the train station (4 euros/person) to head to CT. All in all it worked just fine though.

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7. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

The Pisa - Monterosso train takes about 70 minutes and is about 14 euros/person. You can easily buy tickets from the Trenitalia machines in the station.

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8. Re: How to get from Montepulciano to Monterosso -stop in Pisa ?

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