If you were planning a driving trip around Italy, it's time to think again. Taking the train from Riomaggiore to Florence is a much better option. Not only is it less stressful, it's also a lot more comfortable. Hop on the Cinque Terre Express and let the beauty of the Italian Riviera take your breath away - you'll need to stop at La Spezia Centrale, from which you can continue your journey to Florence on one of Trenitalia's regional trains. Despite this one little change, you'll arrive at your destination within just three hours feeling rested and ready for sightseeing. You'll benefit from spacious seats and, of course, fantastic views over the Cinque Terre without ever having to worry about crowded motorways, navigating unfamiliar roads or packed car parks.
When you arrive in Florence, you'll be right in the heart of the action. Just take a short stroll from the station and you'll be able to see well-known tourist attractions like the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery and the Via Tornabuoni shopping street where you can enjoy a mixture of ancient architecture and modern shops.
If you're ready to discover the convenience of train travel within Italy, read on to learn the answers to your questions and to find out which ticket types and prices are best suited to your journey. Cast your eyes down the page for FAQs about trains from Riomaggiore to Florence.
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.
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 Riomaggiore to Florence 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 Riomaggiore and Florence is 2 hours and 55 minutes, with around 15 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 Riomaggiore to Florence is 2 hours and 34 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Riomaggiore to Florence can start from as little as €13.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Riomaggiore to Florence. Travelling from Riomaggiore to Florence by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Riomaggiore to Florence leaves at 08:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Riomaggiore to Florence leaves at 15:57. 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 Riomaggiore to Florence cover a distance of around 79 miles (127 km) during the journey.