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.
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.
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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale is 1 hour and 31 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Florence to La Spezia Centrale leaves at 00:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Florence to La Spezia Centrale cover a distance of around 75 miles (121 km) during the journey.