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Train from Rome to La Spezia Centrale

Train from Rome to La Spezia Centrale

Get out of the busy Italian capital for a break on the Ligurian Coast. Take the train from Rome to La Spezia.

After even a few busy days of sightseeing in Rome, a trip to an Italian beach to relax probably sounds fantastic. The Ligurian coastal city of La Spezia isn’t the closest beach to Rome - not by a long shot - but it is the gateway to the famous villages of the Cinque Terre.

The trip from Rome to La Spezia is 263 miles (423 km) by train, and driving that distance would take at least an extra hour. Not only that, driving doesn’t give you a chance to start relaxing even before you get to the coast. Sit back in the train seat, watch the world go by, and you’ll already be smiling when you get off the train in La Spezia.

 

Frequent Trains from Rome to La Spezia Centrale

La Spezia is the closest city to the popular and idyllic cliffside towns of the Cinque Terre, and unlike those little towns La Spezia is on Trenitalia’s network of high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains. This means that there are several options for direct trains from Roma Termini station to La Spezia Centrale station.

The trip on AV Frecciabianca trains from Rome to La Spezia can take as little as 3 hours 15 minutes, though other direct trips on InterCity trains take closer to four hours. Ticket prices on this route range from $35-53. Slower options involve changing trains along the way, often in Florence or Pisa. Unless you plan to do an hour or two of sightseeing in the transfer city en route to La Spezia, the direct trains are likely your best bet.

Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.

 

Direct Trains from Rome to La Spezia Centrale

There are several direct trains from Rome, Italy to La Spezia Centrale, including many high-speed trains. They are scheduled periodically throughout the day, so you should be able to find one that suits your itinerary.

 

Amenities on Trains from Rome to La Spezia Centrale

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.

Regionale and 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.

 

Rome and La Spezia Centrale Train Stations

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.

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.

Journey Information

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