Venture into the heart of the ancient Roman empire from the idyllic Ligurian coast. Learn about taking the train from La Spezia to Rome.
There is history throughout Italy, even in beautiful coastal areas like that of Liguria, but there’s nothing like a visit to the Eternal City to feel like history is surrounding you. When you’ve spent some time enjoying the beautiful scenery off the Ligurian coast, then, it’s time to hop on a train from La Spezia Centrale to Rome.
Italy’s train network makes the 263-mile (423-km) journey one that can cut more than an hour off the drive time between the two cities. Taking the train also means you’re relieved of the headache that driving in central Rome always is. Relax and take in the landscape outside the train window.
Frequent Trains from La Spezia Centrale to Rome
Whether you’ve been spending time in the city of La Spezia itself or the Cinque Terre villages nearby, La Spezia Centrale station is the largest train station in the area - which means it’s the one from which you’ll travel to Roma Termini station in the Italian capital.
There are 31 trains leaving La Spezia each day for Rome, with the fastest - one of Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains - making the trip in 3 hours 13 minutes. There are both direct trains and routes that require a train change en route, with a journey time that can also be between 3.5-4.5 hours.
For the trips that require a train change, the transfer station varies. It may be Florence, Pisa, or Civitavecchia, so check the details of your ticket carefully. Ticket prices range from $35-67.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from La Spezia Centrale to Rome
There are several direct trains from La Spezia Centrale to Roma Termini each day, but the travel times can vary quite a bit depending on the type of train used. The Frecciabianca AV trains can make the direct trip in 3 hours 13 minutes, while the slower InterCity trains take from 4-4.5 hours.
Amenities on Trains from La Spezia Centrale to Rome
Frecciabianca trains offer very similar in passenger experience to the top of the line AV trains (they’re just not as fast). There are both 1st class and 2nd class cars. Passengers in 1st class cars get a free drink and a newspaper. Both typically have a cafe car which all passengers can use, and power outlets are in both class cars at each seat.
InterCity trains sometimes 1st class and 2nd class cars. Because reservations are not required on these trains, you simply find an available seat on a car in the appropriate class for your ticket. There is no food service or cafe car on these trains, and the on-board air conditioning doesn’t always work.
La Spezia Centrale and Rome Train Stations
La Spezia Centrale is the city’s main station, located in the city center on Piazza Medaglie. Several bus lines stop outside the station, and there are regular trains from La Spezia to the Cinque Terre towns nearby.
Roma Termini is the city's and country’s largest train station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome not to mention for all of Italy. Many local bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is a Metro (subway) station inside Termini, too.
See below for details on traveling from La Spezia Centrale to Rome by train.
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