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There are 5 ways to get from Florence to Portofino by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Chiavari

Cheapest option

Train via La Spezia

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Viareggio
  2. Take the train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
  3. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita L.-Port

3 alternative options

Train, line 798 bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Viareggio
  2. Take the train from Viareggio to Chiavari
  3. Take the line 798 bus from Chiavari FS to S.Margherita - Hotel Lido

Bus, train, line 782 bus

  1. Take the bus from Porte Nuove, 10 to P.Za Italia,
  2. Take the bus from Montecatini to Genoa
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to S.Margherita L.-Port
  4. Take the line 782 bus from S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82 to Chiesa Divo Martino

Drive

  1. Drive from Florence to Portofino
Florence → Portofino
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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
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portofino is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Portofino is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Portofino is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Florence to Portofino is to train via La Spezia, which costs €17 - €70 and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Portofino is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 11m.

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The distance between Florence and Portofino is 173 km. The road distance is 211.7 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs €17 - €70.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Florence to Portofino, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Portofino is 212 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Florence to Portofino.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 172.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from Florence to Portofino via Pisa Centrale, Chiavari, S.Margherita L.-Port, and S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82 in around 4h 31m.

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 Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
Train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita L.-Port
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from Genova Brignole to S.Margherita L.-Port
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€4 - €5
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Chiavari
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€21 - €29
Base Premium
€27 - €40
Train from Viareggio to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
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 Chiavari
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €7
Train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita L.-Port
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Viareggio to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Genova Brignole to S.Margherita L.-Port
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Bus operators
AMT Genova
Phone
848 000 030
Email
amt.spa@pec.amt.genova.it
Website
amt.genova.it
Bus from Chiavari FS to S.Margherita - Hotel Lido
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMT Genova
Bus from S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82 to Chiesa Divo Martino
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMT Genova
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
Phone
+39 055 849 0505
Email
servizioclienti@at-bus.it
Website
at-bus.it
Bus from Porte Nuove, 10 to P.Za Italia,
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montecatini to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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