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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Portofino by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Rapallo Fb

€38 - €107

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa 565 / ...

€32 - €42

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Train via Roma Termini  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Rapallo Ic / ...

€32 - €107

Drive  •  4h 44m

  1. Drive from Rome to Portofino 487.2 km

€60 - €90

Fly to Genoa, line 7 bus, line 82 bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA) FCO - GOA
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Rapallo F.S. to S.Margherita - Hotel Lido
  3. Take the line 82 bus from S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82 to Chiesa Divo Martino

€48 - €226

Fly to Pisa, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Pisa (PSA) FCO - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Rapallo

€46 - €266

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FCO - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Rapallo

€46 - €215

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Rapallo

€53 - €254

Rome to Portofino by train and bus

The journey time between Rome and Portofino is around 5h 42m and covers a distance of around 471 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 42m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce and AMT Genova, the Rome to Portofino service departs from Roma Tiburtina and arrives in Chiesa Divo Martino. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 42m
Fastest journey time:
5h 42m
Journey distance:
471 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€38
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:12
Last service departs at:
17:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Portofino train and bus schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Portofino is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Portofino is to drive which costs €60 - €90 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Chiesa Divo Martino via Genoa - P.zza della Vittoria, Rapallo F.S. and S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 35m.

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The distance between Rome and Portofino is 378 km. The road distance is 487.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs €35 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Rome to Portofino, including transfers.

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Rome to Portofino bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Portofino is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs €35 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Rome to Portofino bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Genoa station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 377.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Tiburtina to Rapallo once a week. Tickets cost €30 - €110 and the journey takes 4h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa once daily. Tickets cost €24 - €30 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Rome to Pisa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €1400
Train operators
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 Roma Tiburtina to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€70 - €110
Train from Roma Termini to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€70 - €110
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 Milano Centrale to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €22
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
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 Roma Termini to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Train from Pisa Centrale to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Milano Centrale to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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
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 Milano Centrale to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€21 - €23
Bus operators
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AMT Genova
Phone
848 000 030
Email
amt.spa@pec.amt.genova.it
Website
amt.genova.it
Bus from Rapallo F.S. to S.Margherita - Hotel Lido
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Portofino is 487 km. It takes approximately 4h 44m to drive from Rome to Portofino.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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