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There are 7 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Pisa, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Pisa (PSA) BRS - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

€29 - €173

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Fly to Genoa, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Genoa (GOA) BRS - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale

€116 - €325

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

€42 - €130

Bus, train  •  31h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

€81 - €146

Bus, bus and ferry, night train, train  •  39h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Firenze S.M.N. Nj
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale Re
  5. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...

€119 - €209

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 19m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to La Spezia

€349 - €445

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 27m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to La Spezia

€218 - €324

Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia by bus and train

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and La Spezia is around 32h 12m and covers a distance of around 1830 km. The fastest journey normally takes 32h. Operated by First, National Express, RegioJet and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in La Spezia Centrale. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
32h 12m
Fastest journey time:
32h
Journey distance:
1830 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€81
Carbon emissions:
222 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
06:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia bus and train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Rules to follow in Italy

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Spezia is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in La Spezia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in La Spezia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Italy.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia is to fly and train which costs £35 - £120 and takes 7h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia is to fly and train which takes 4h 20m and costs £24 - £150.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and La Spezia is 1236 km.

The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia without a car is to bus and train which takes 31h 23m and costs £65 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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La Spezia is 1h ahead of Bristol Airport (BRS). It is currently 7:28 AM in Bristol Airport (BRS) and 8:28 AM in La Spezia.

easyJet, KLM, Transavia Holland and Ryanair offer flights from Bristol Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 440+ hotels available in La Spezia. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia.
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  • Distance: 1235.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and La Spezia, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Bristol Airport (BRS) to La Spezia. However, you can fly to Pisa, take the walk to Aeroporto Galilei Di Pisa, take the bus to Via Crispi 93/95, take the walk to Pisa Centrale, then take the train to La Spezia. Alternatively, you can fly to Genoa, take the walk to Genova Sestri Ponen., take the train to Genova Brignole, then take the train to La Spezia.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Pisa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators

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