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Florence to La Spezia by Train

The train from Florence to La Spezia takes an average of 2h 27m, with a fastest journey time of 2h 01m. There are 5 direct trains per day from Florence, arriving at La Spezia Centrale station. There are plenty of other trains serving the Florence-La Spezia route, most of which require a change in Pisa. All trains are run by Trenitalia, Italy’s state railway company. This route is immensely popular with tourists visiting the Italian Riviera, so book yourself a ticket in advance and guarantee yourself a spot on the train!

Situated 121km (75 miles) to the west of Florence, La Spezia is a favoured destination for travellers looking to explore Cinque Terre, a set of quaint villages perched on the Riviera coastline. It’s easy to get to Cinque Terre once you arrive into La Spezia Centrale. Just catch the Cinque Terre Express – it’s a regional train which runs through all five villages that make up Cinque Terre. There’s a service every 15 minutes so you won’t be stuck for choice – we’ve even written a Cinque Terre itinerary for when you arrive!

Ready to travel between Florence and La Spezia? Read on for train timetables, ticket prices and FAQs. Use our Journey Planner to find cheap train tickets and compare travel times – book your Trenitalia tickets in advance.

Florence to La Spezia Centrale by train

It takes an average of 2h 24m to travel from Florence to La Spezia Centrale by train, over a distance of around 75 miles (121 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from Florence to La Spezia Centrale and tickets for this journey start from $12.06 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 31m
PriceFrom $12.06
Distance75 miles (121 km)
Frequency35 trains per day
First train00:40
Last train21:54
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationLa Spezia Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Florence to La Spezia Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to La Spezia Centrale for Tuesday Nov 2nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:28 13:03 2h 35m, 1 change
10:53 13:23 2h 30m, direct
11:28 13:36 2h 8m, 1 change
12:00 14:39 2h 39m, 1 change
12:28 14:44 2h 16m, 1 change
12:53 15:20 2h 27m, direct
13:28 15:45 2h 17m, 1 change
13:53 16:32 2h 39m, 1 change
14:00 16:32 2h 32m, 2 changes
14:10 16:39 2h 29m, 1 change

Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Intercity trains from Florence to La Spezia Centrale

You can travel from Florence to La Spezia Centrale on Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to La Spezia Centrale

The price of train tickets from Florence to La Spezia Centrale starts at $12.06 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Florence to La Spezia Centrale by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Florence to La Spezia Centrale

Want to know more about your journey from Florence to La Spezia Centrale? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and La Spezia Centrale is 2 hours and 24 minutes, with around 35 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Florence and La Spezia Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale is 1 hour and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale cost?

Train tickets from Florence to La Spezia Centrale can start from as little as $12.06 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to La Spezia Centrale without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Florence to La Spezia Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale leave?

The first train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale leaves at 00:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale leave?

The last train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale leaves at 21:54. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Florence and La Spezia Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to La Spezia Centrale cover a distance of around 75 miles (121 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from La Spezia Centrale to Florence.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to La Spezia Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/02/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/26/2021 for travel on 11/26/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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