There are 4 ways to get from Florence to Portofino by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 32m

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

17€ - 69€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour

14€ - 22€

2 alternative options

Train via La Spezia  •  5h 28m

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

16€ - 67€

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Florence to Portofino 210.8 km

28€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Portofino is to bus which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 5h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Portofino is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 10m.

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The distance between Florence and Portofino is 173 km. The road distance is 210.8 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs 16€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Florence to Portofino, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Florence to Portofino is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs 16€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 5h 54m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Portofino is 211 km. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from Florence to Portofino.

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There are 1568+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 172.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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 Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 4h 32m. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps once daily. Tickets cost 11€ - 15€ and the journey takes 4h 10m.

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
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 40m
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
8€ - 10€
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
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
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
34 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€
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Baltour

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