Traveling by train from Rome to La Spezia is an easy and comfortable journey. The distance from Rome to La Spezia is 262 miles and many Freccia high-speed trains make the trip in just 3 hours and 6 minutes. Ticket prices on this route range between $27 and $51 US.
The Rome to La Spezia train takes you north through Lazio and beautiful Tuscany, up to Italy’s coastal Liguria region. Your train may stop in Florence or Civitavecchia along the way. The faster routes will simply stop to let passengers off and on. However, you may be required to change trains if you’re traveling on one of the slower, less expensive regional trains.
La Spezia Centrale train station is a hub for the Genoa-Pisa line, which stops at some or all of the five villages of Cinque Terre.
Rome to La Spezia train times
Trenitalia trains leave Rome Termini station two or three times per hour for La Spezia Station — averaging 33 trains per day. The earliest Trenitalia train to La Spezia leaves Rome Termini station at 6:05 a.m. The last train to La Spezia leaves Rome Termini at 11:27 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the Freccia trains between Rome and La Spezia
Many of Trenitalia’s Freccia AV trains make the journey between Rome and La Spezia in just 3 hours and 6 minutes, traveling up to 155 miles per hour.
Italy’s high-speed trains are equipped with air conditioning and electrical outlets at your seat to charge devices. There is WiFi on Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains, but the signal will drop in tunnels and at stations. Expect a cafe car on every train, as well as food cart that brings snacks, sandwiches and beverages to your seat. At the end of each car you’ll find a restroom and plenty of racks to store large luggage.
Termini is Rome’s large, international train station and the main transportation hub for public transportation in Rome. Located in the center of the city, Roma Termini provides daily service to all major Italian cities as well as many major European cities. From Termini you can also catch the Leonardo Express train to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport.
La Spezia Centrale station is your connection to Italy’s famous Cinque Terre villages. Depending on which train you catch here on the Parma-La Spezia line, you’ll be able to access some or all of the villages in Cinque Terre. La Spezia Centrale offers basic amenities — restrooms, luggage storage, tourist information and cafes.