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

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Train  •  4h 41m

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

19€ - 71€

3 alternative options

Train via Viareggio  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Viareggio Re
  2. Take the train from Viareggio to Rapallo Ic / ...

19€ - 68€

Bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Piazzale Montelungo to Rapallo

34€ - 61€

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Florence to Portofino 211.7 km

26€ - 40€

Florence → Portofino
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The cost-effective way to get from Florence to Portofino is to drive, which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Portofino is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Piazzale Montelungo and arriving at Chiesa Divo Martino via Rapallo F.S. and S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 27m.

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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 41m and costs 18€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Florence to Portofino, including transfers.

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Florence to Portofino bus services, operated by Grouppo Stat, depart from Piazzale Montelungo station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Portofino is to train which takes 4h 41m and costs 18€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 5h 27m.

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Florence to Portofino bus services, operated by Grouppo Stat, arrive at Rapallo station.

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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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  • Distance: 172.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 41m

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

You can take a train from Florence to Portofino via Pisa Centrale, Rapallo, Rapallo F.S., Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto, and Pizzerie in around 4h 41m. Alternatively, Grouppo Stat operates a bus from Piazzale Montelungo to Rapallo once a week. Tickets cost 29€ - 60€ and the journey takes 4h 35m.

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€
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 Rapallo
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Viareggio to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
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 Rapallo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
13€ - 18€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Viareggio to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Bus operators
Grouppo Stat

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