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)

Rail to Liguria from Moscow


Travel to Liguria Moscow - Genoa Ventimiglia (change Genoa) Book through RussianTrains
  • Depart Moscow Belorussky Station (Thursdays) 16.17 arrive Genoa Saturdays 15.13 (journey time 48 hours 56 mins)
  • For Ventimiglia change in Genoa and catch the 16.55 Intercity arrive Ventimiglia 19.07 
NB the train from Moscow stops at the main stations along the Italian Riviera (Imperia, San Remo and Ventimiglia) but it is not possible to book to these destinations using the Russian Train web booking system.

Rail Travel London - Genoa


Travelling to Liguria  London - Paris - Genoa (Day time) Check options with Swiss Federal Railways
  • Option 1 Depart London St Pancras 05.40 Arrive Paris Nord Est 09.17 Change Stations Depart Paris Gare Lyon 10.41 Arrive Turin  Porta Susa 16.17 (Change Train)  Depart Turin Porta Susa 17.54 Arrive Turin Lingotto 18.04 (Change Train)  Depart Turin Lingotto 18.14 (Intercity) arrive Genoa P.P. 19.53  Journey time 13 hours 13 mins.
  • Option 2 Depart London St Pancras 10.24  Arrive Paris Nord Est 13.47 Change Stations Depart Paris Gare Lyon 14.41 Arrive Turin  Porta Susa 20.13 (Change Train)  Depart Turin Porta Susa 21.13  Arrive Turin Lingotto 21.23  (Change Train)  Depart Turin Lingotto 21.28 (Regional Train) arrive Genoa P.P. 23.32  Journey time 12 hours 08 mins.
  • Option 3 Depart London St Pancras 08.31 Arrive Paris Nord Est 11.47 Change Stations Depart Paris Gare Lyon 12.45 Arrive Turin Porta Susa 18.22 (Change Train) Depart Turin Porta Susa 18.53 (Frecciarossa) Arrive Milan Centrale 19.40 (Change Train) Depart Milan Central 20.10 Arrive Genoa Piazza Principe 21.42 Journey time 13 hours 11 mins
  • Option 4  Depart London St Pancras 08.31 to connect with the 12.49 direct TGV service to Ventimiglia arriving at 19.21 with an onward connection at 19.51 and arriving in Genoa at 23.01 Journey time 13 hours 30 mins
Travelling to Liguria  London - Paris - Genoa (Overnight) NB the different departure stations of the night trains.
  • Depart London St Pancras at 16.22 arrive Paris Nord 19.47 to connect with Lunea service depart 21.23 Paris Austerlitz Book with Lunea
  • Depart London St Pancras at 15.01 arrive Paris Nord 18.17 to connect with the Thello Depart 19.45 Paris Gare Lyon Book with ItaliaRail  or Thello

Rail Travel Paris - Genoa


Travelling to Liguria - Genoa from Paris (daytime)
Rail Europe and SNCF Internet bookings will suggest TGV to Milan and then onwards to Genoa (Change of station in Milan) Fastest journey time using this route:
  • Depart Paris Gare Lyon 07.49 Arrive Milan Porta Garibaldi 14.45 Depart Milan Centrale 16.05 arrive Genoa 17.42. (Journey time 9 hours 53 mins) 
  • Taking the same early morning TGV you will arrive at Turin Porta Susa at 13.25, take the 13.54 train to Turin Lingotto (arrive 14.08) and connect with the 14.14 Intercity and arrive in Genoa at 15.53. (Journey time 8 Hours 4 mins). Swiss Federal Railways SBB will provide this option
Travelling to Liguria - Genoa from Paris (Overnight) Book with Rail Europe
  • Lunea overnight service to Nice Ville (arrive 08.43) TER 09.25 to Ventimiglia (arrive 10.13). Depart Ventimiglia 10.58 Arrive Genoa and 13.06 (Journey time 15 hours 43 mins
  • Alternatively  Thello Service Depart Gare Lyon 19.45 Arrive Milan Centrale 05.38 Depart Milan Centrale 06.10 arrive Genoa 07.44 (Journey time 11 hours 59 mins) 

Travelling to Liguria Basel/Zurich - Ventimiglia


Travelling to Liguria Basel/Zurich - Ventimiglia Book with SBB or Rail Europe
Options are using TGV services via France or Swiss/Italian services via Milan/Genoa
  • Option 1 Via France from Basel SBB (platform 30-35) depart 06.51 arrive Mulhouse Ville 07.14 (regional service) TGV Depart Mulhouse Ville 07.42 arrive Dijon 08.58 (change train) TGV Depart Dijon Ville 09.20 arrive Nice Ville 15.36 (Change train) TER depart Nice Ville 15.55 arrive Ventimiglia 16.43. 
  • Option 2 Via Milan (and more scenic) The best daily connections are Depart Basel SBB 10.07 Arrive Zurich HB 11.00 (Change Train) Depart Zurich HB 11.09 arrive Milan Centrale 14.50 (Change) Depart Milan Centrale 15.05 Arrive Ventimiglia 19.07 
  • Option 3 Depart Basel SBB 16.07 Arrive Zurich HB 17.00 Change Train Depart Zurich HB 17.09 arrive Milan Centrale 20.50 (Change train) Depart Milan Centrale 21.10  Arrive Ventimiglia 01.05 
(Restaurant cars on Swiss trains to Milan - mini bar (trolley) service on Intercity service Milan-Ventimiglia.

Connecting Services Ventimiglia- Genoa


Connecting Services Ventimiglia- Genoa
Intercity services from Ventimiglia to Genoa depart at 06.33, 08.58, 10.58, 14.58,16.58 and 18.58. Journey time 2 hours 8 minutes. It is well worth while spending some time in the Ventimiglia area before continuing to Genoa Consult the web page Liguria - Imperia

Travelling to Liguria From Amsterdam/Brussels - (Paris) - Nice - Ventimiglia


Travelling to Liguria  From Amsterdam/Brussels - (Paris) - Nice - Ventimiglia Book with Rail Europe
  • The fastest service leaves Brussels at 10.21 and arrives in Ventimiglia 19.21 (change Aix-en-Provence) 9 hours journey time
  • From Brussels via Paris (daytime)
    • Depart Brussels Midi 06.37 Arrive Paris Gare du Nord 07.59 Depart Gare Lyon 08.49 arrive Nice  Ville 14.26 Then TER connection at 14.55 arrive Ventimiglia 15.43 Journey time 9 hours 4 mins. Depart Brussels Midi 14.37 Arrive Paris Gare du Nord 15.59 Depart Gare Lyon 16.49 arrive Nice  Ville 22.21 Then TER connection at 22.56 arrive Ventimiglia 23.43 Journey time 9 hours 4 mins
  • From Brussels via Marseille (daytime)
    • Depart Brussels Midi 07.10  Arrive Marseille 12.16 Depart Marseille 13.01 arrive Nice Ville 15.36 Then TER connection at 16.10  arrive Ventimiglia 17.13  Journey time 10 hours 3 mins.
  • From Amsterdam via Paris (daytime)
    • Depart Amsterdam 06.16 Arrive Paris gare du Nord 09.35 Depart Paris Gare du Lyon 10.49 arrive Nice Ville 16.26 then TER at 17.10 arrive Ventimiglia 18.13 
    • Depart Amsterdam 08.16 Arrive Paris gare du Nord 11.35 Depart Paris Gare du Lyon 12.49 arrive Nice Ville 18.27 then TER at 19.10  arrive Ventimiglia 20.13
  • Overnight services
    • To connect with the 21.23 Lunea service
      • Depart Amsterdam 15.16 arrive Paris Gare du Nord 18.35 (for leisurely connection) or 17.16 arrive Paris Gare du Nord 20.35
      • Depart Brussels 18.13 arrive Gare du Nord 19.35 or Depart Brussels 18.37 arrive 19.59

Travelling to Liguria London - Paris - Nice - Ventimiglia


From London to Paris Book with SNCF
    To connect with the day service Paris-Nice-Ventimiglia; 
      • Depart London 07.01 arrive at Paris Gare du Nord at 10.17 (then short connect time to catch the 10.41 or more leisurely connection for the 12.49 direct TGV service to Ventimiglia. Alternatively the 08.31 departure from London with arrival at 11.47 allows one hour to connect with the 12.49 direct service.
      • To connect with the Lunea overnight service Paris-Nice; Depart London 16.01 arrive Gard du Nord at 19.17 0r 16.22 arrive 19.47. The other option is to take an early morning Eurostar and spend some time in Paris before catching the sleeper service.
    • From Paris (Gare Lyon)  by TGVBook with SNCF 
      • The first TGV leaves (Paris-Nice) at 07.45 with arrival in Ventimiglia at 14.43 (Journey time 6 hours 58 mins) Thereafter, there are TGV trains departing Paris at 08.49; 10.49; 14.49 & 16.49 all with onward connections to Ventimiglia and similar travel times.
      • There is a once a day direct TGV service Paris - Ventimiglia; Departs Paris 12.49 arriving in Ventimiglia at 19.21 (travel time 6 hours 32mins)
    • From Paris Austerlitz Book with SNCF
      • Lunea night train leaves Paris at 21.23 arrives in Nice at 08.43 the following morning with an onward connection at 09.00 and arrival in Ventimiglia at 09.51