Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Rome - La Spezia - Genova: Using Regional Trains.


Rome - La Spezia - Genova: Using Regional Trains
The Frecciabianca or Intercity options will appear if you make a search on Trenitalia for tickets Rome-Genova or Rome La Spezia.
When making the search you will have to enter in the following sequences:

  • Rome - Oribitello
  • Orbitello - Pisa
  • Pisa - La Spezia
  • La Spezia - Genova
Services using Regional Trains (Regionale Veloce)
Fares 1st Class 38.60€ (only to Pisa) 2nd Class 27.75€ NB THESE FARES APPLY TO REGIONAL TRAINS. 
  • Depart Roma Termini  06.13 arrive  Orbitello 08.04 depart Orbitello 08.05 arrive Pisa 10.15 (Through Train Rome-Pisa)
    • Change Train Depart Pisa 11.00. Arrive La Spezia 11.51
  • Depart Roma Termini  10.12 arrive Orbitello 12.02 depart Orbitello 12.04 arrive Pisa 14.15 (Through Train Rome-Pisa)
    • Change Train Depart Pisa 14.34. Arrive La Spezia 15.40
  • Depart Roma Termini  12.15 arrive Orbitello 14.01 depart Orbitello 14.02 arrive Pisa 16.15 (Through Train Rome-Pisa)
    • Change Train Depart Pisa 16.34. Arrive La Spezia 17.40
  • Depart Roma Termini 14.17 arrive Orbitello 16.02 depart Orbitello 16.03 arrive Pisa 18.15 (Through Train Rome-Pisa)
    • Change Train Depart Pisa 18.34. Arrive La Spezia 19.40
  • Depart Roma Termini 18.12 arrive Orbitello 20.02 depart Orbitello 20.03 arrive Pisa 22.20 (Through Train Rome-Pisa)
    • Change Train Depart Pisa 23.04. Arrive La Spezia 00.02
Onward connections La Spezia to Genova (Calling at Cinque Terra Stations) 
Second class only. Fare La Spezia - Genova 7.30€ NB THIS FARE APPLIES TO REGIONAL TRAINS ONLY
  • Depart La Spezia 12.22 Arrive Genova P.P. 14.22
  • Depart La Spezia 15.58 Arrive Genova P.P. 18.22
  • Depart La Spezia 18.00 Arrive Genova P.P. 19.51
  • Depart La Spezia 20.00 Arrive Genova P.P. 22.00
Night Train
  • Depart 23.50 Arrive La Spezia 04.23  Arrive Genoa P.P. 06.01  

Rome - La Spezia - Genoa: Direct trains from Roma Termini


Rome - La Spezia - Genoa:  Direct trains from Roma Termini

  • Fares to Genova 
    • Frecciabianca 1st Class 82.00€  2nd Class 58.50€  
    • Intercity  Fare 1st Class 55.50€ 2nd Class 41.50€
  • Fares to La Spezia
    • Frecciabianca 1st Class 74.00€  2nd Class 52.00€  
    • Intercity  Fare 1st Class 49.50€ 2nd Class 36.50€
  • Depart 06.57 Arrive La Spezia 10.13 Arrive Genoa P.P. 11.16 (Frecciabianca)
  • Depart 08.10 Arrive La Spezia 11.51 Arrive Genoa P.P. 13.08 (Frecciabianca)
  • Depart 09.40 Arrive La Spezia 13.46 Arrive Genoa P.P. 15.08 (Intercity)
  • Depart 12.10 Arrive La Spezia 15.51 Arrive Genoa P.P. 17.08 (Frecciabianca)
  • Depart 13.29 Arrive La Spezia 16.45 Arrive Genoa P.P. 17.48 (Frecciabianca)
  • Depart 15.40 Arrive La Spezia 19.51 Arrive Genoa P.P.  21.08 (Intercity)
  • Depart 17.57 Arrive La Spezia  21.14 Arrive Genoa P.P. 22.19(Frecciabianca)

Rail Connections Florence/Pisa Freccia/Intercity from Pisa


With Change in Pisa to La Spezia using Frecciarossa (9.80€ extra) or Intercity (04.80€ extra)
  • 07.53 arrive Pisa 09.06 (change train) Depart Pisa (Frecciabianca) 09.31 arrive La Spezia 10.13 
  • 09.28 arrive Pisa 10.28 (change train) Depart (Frecciabianca)Pisa 11.00 arrive La Spezia 11.51
  • 10.28 arrive Pisa 11.28 (change train) Depart (Intercity)Pisa 11.44 arrive La Spezia 12.38
  • 13.16 arrive Pisa 14.45 (change train) Depart (Frecciabianca)Pisa 15.00 arrive La Spezia 15.51
  • 15.00 arrive Pisa 15.49  (change train) Depart (Frecciabianca)Pisa 16.01 arrive La Spezia 16.45
  • 16.28 arrive Pisa 17.28 (change train) Depart (Intercity)Pisa 17.44 arrive La Spezia 18.38
  • 17.10 arrive Viareggio 18.51 (change train) Depart (Intercity) Viareggio 19.16 arrive La Spezia 19.51
  • 17.53  arrive Pisa 19.06 (change train) Depart Pisa 19.36 arrive La Spezia 20.46
  • 19.00 arrive Pisa 19.49  (change train) Depart (Frecciabianca) 20.33 arrive La Spezia 21.14
  • 21..28  arrive Pisa 22.28 (change train) Depart (Intercity) Pisa 23.04 arrive La Spezia 00.02

Rail Connections Florence/Pisa - La Spezia & Cinque Terra Cheap connections


Connections from Tuscany (Florence and/or Pisa). Cheapest connections: 
depart Firenze Castello 05.21.via Viareggio (change of train) arrive La Spezia 08.26; Departures from  Firenze S.M. Novella 
  • 05.35 - arrive Pisa 07.34 (change train) Depart Pisa 07.44arrive  La Spezia 
  • 06.10 arrive La Spezia 08.49 (Direct service) 
  • 07.00 arrive Pisa 07.50 (change train) Depart Pisa 08.09 arrive La Spezia 09.19
  • 09.53 arrive La Spezia 12.19 (Direct service)
  • 11.28  arrive Pisa 12.28 (change train) Depart Pisa 12.34 arrive La Spezia 13.40
  • 11.53 arrive La Spezia 14.19 (Direct service)
  • 13.00 arrive Pisa 13.49 (change train) Depart Pisa 13.54  arrive La Spezia 15.09
  • 13.28  arrive Pisa 14.28 (change train) Depart Pisa 14.34 arrive La Spezia 15.40
  • 13.53 arrive La Spezia 16.19 (Direct service)
  • 14.28  arrive Pisa 15.28 (change train) Depart Pisa 15.33 arrive La Spezia 16.40
  • 16.53 arrive La Spezia 18.19 (Direct service)
  • 17.00 arrive Pisa 17.49 (change train) Depart Pisa 17.54  arrive La Spezia 19.08
  • 17.28  arrive Pisa 18.28 (change train) Depart Pisa 18.34 arrive La Spezia 19.40
  • 17.53  arrive Pisa 19.06 (change train) Depart Pisa 19.36 arrive La Spezia 20.46
  • 20..28  arrive Pisa 21.28 (change train) Depart Pisa 21.36 arrive La Spezia 22.46

Travel to Liguria - Cinque Terre via La Spezia from Emilia Romagna




Connections from Emilia Romagna. The journey from Parma to La Spezia takes you through the Apennine mountains where peaks reach above 1,600m. There are a direct connections from Parma: 

  • Depart 07.48 arrive La Spezia Centrale 09.53
  • Depart 13.33 arrive La Spezia Centrale 15.46 
  • Depart 15.44 arrive La Spezia Centrale17.46
  • Depart 17.44 arrive La Spezia Centrale19.46 
  • Depart 19.44 arrive La Spezia Centrale 21.46 
  • Depart 20.44 arrive La Spezia Centrale22.54 
There are other services that depart from Parma but involve changes and the journey time will be approximately three hours. 
NB. If you are intending to travel from Bologna to La Spezia, there are connections via Parma but in most cases will involve around 45 mins wait for a connection. Trenitalia will propose the route via Florence and/or Pisa. The journey time might be slightly quicker but will cost between 36€ -46€ as opposed to 16€ travelling via Parma. If you use the Trenitalia website, first check Bologna-Parma and then Parma-La Spezia.

Travel to Liguria - Cinque Terre via Genoa (Connections from Milan)


Travel to Liguria - Cinque Terre via Genoa
Some Intercity trains from Milan stop at Levanto and Monterosso. The journey time between Milan and Monterosso (the last of the stations) is approx. 3 hours. The departure from Milan Centrale for these direct trains are: 

  • Depart Milan Centrale 06.10 arrive Monterosso 09.02  
  • Depart Milan Centrale 08.10 arrive Monterosso 11.16, 
  • Depart Milan Centrale12.10 arrive Monterosso 15.02
  • Depart Milan Centrale14.05 arrive Monterosso 17.02
  • Depart Milan Centrale16.05 arrive Monterosso 19.02
  • Depart Milan Centrale18.05 arrive Monterosso 21.02
  • Depart Milan Centrale 20.10 arrive Monterosso 23.07 
Journey times to Levanto will be 5 mins less. There are frequent regional services from Genoa Piazza Principe and Genoa Brignole 
To check times, on-line bookings and reservations (REQUIRED ON THESE SERVICES) go to Trenitalia

Motor Rail/Sleeper services to Alessandria


Motor rail services  to Alessandria Close to Liguria less than one hour from Genoa
  • ,Germany (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Neu Isenburg). 
  • Netherlands (Den Bosch to Alessandria & Livorno)