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There are 9 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 via La Spezia  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Rv / ...

45€ - 82€

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Bus, train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to La Spezia 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Rv / ...

27€ - 57€

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Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Chiavari Fb / ...

45€ - 82€

Bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour

28€ - 41€

Drive  •  4h 43m

  1. Drive from Rome to Portofino 304.2 miles

60€ - 95€

Fly to Genoa, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA) FCO - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Sestri Ponente to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

43€ - 235€

Fly to Pisa, train  •  5h 56m

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

106€ - 344€

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

56€ - 219€

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 30m

  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 S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

58€ - 269€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Portofino is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 9h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Portofino is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina and arriving at Portofino via Genova and Santa Margherita Ligure FS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 20m.

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The distance between Rome and Portofino is 378 km. The road distance is 486.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Portofino without a car is to train via La Spezia which takes 5h 9m and costs 40€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Rome to Portofino, including transfers.

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Rome to Portofino bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Portofino is to train via La Spezia which takes 5h 9m and costs 40€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 9h 20m.

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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 Baltour, arrive at Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 236.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

You can take a train from Rome to Portofino via La Spezia Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 5h 9m. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Rome to Portofino twice daily. Tickets cost 22€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Rome to Pisa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 850€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Roma Termini to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 18€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 10€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
8€ - 10€
Train from Genova Sestri Ponente to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
5€ - 6€
Train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 23€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
19€ - 23€
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Malpensa Express
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, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Baltour

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Portofino is 487 km. It takes approximately 4h 43m 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 2158+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at 64€ per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 8€ - 15€.

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