Transportation to Volterra from Civitavecchia

We disembark a ship on 4/29 and have three days to spend in Italy. For this trip we would like to go to Volterra. I've checked the train connections for Volterra-Saline-Pomarance but then I still need a bus to get to Volterra. Is it better to train to Pisa and pick up a bus to Volterra from there? More importantly, need a reliable transportation plan to get from Volterra to FCO Wed night for early flight Th. Your suggestions please! I'd like to have more time for actual exploring than transporting. Thanks!

Posted by Frank
Wilmington, DE
1476 posts

I suspect the Saline to Volterra buses are somewhat timed to meet the trains. If no one here knows for sure, your Volterra hotel could probably help. Going to Pisa is a bit out of the way. If you choose that option, you'd be better off going on to Pontedera by train and catching bus #500 from there to Volterra. The local bus from Pisa to Pontedera is very slow. Avoid bus #500 departing around 1:00-1:30 Mon-Sat, as it's packed with rowdy school students who take all the seats. Best option to return to Rome may be bus from Volterra to Florence (easy change to a different bus line in Colle Val d'Elsa) and then a high-speed train back to Rome.