Guide to La Spezia Centrale Train Station
La Spezia Centrale is the main station for the city of La Spezia, considered the gateway to the nearby Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast.
The station was built in 1887, and is an important hub for regional passenger transportation. There is a large port at La Spezia, but the transport of goods goes primarily through another of the city’s train stations. La Spezia Centrale opens onto the Piazza Medaglie d’Oro near the historic center and isn’t far from the Museo Nazionale Trasporti - National Transport Museum - a museum dedicated to rail travel.
There are four platforms at La Spezia station. It’s one of the end points on the Parma-La Spezia line, as well as a stop on the Genoa-Pisa line. The latter includes stops in the five villages of the Cinque Terre. Some of the trains that pass through La Spezia en route to Genoa stop at every town in the Cinque Terre, while others only stop at one or two, so be sure to check before you board.
There is a left luggage facility available at La Spezia Centrale as well as tourist information and a few places to shop or grab something to eat. There is only one floor available to passengers at the station, so everything is relatively easy to find.
Just outside the station, there are stops for several buses that serve various points in La Spezia as well as other towns and cities in the region.