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There are 5 ways to get from Rome to Sarzana 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

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Massa Centro

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Bus via La Spezia Giosue Carducci

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to La Spezia Giosue Carducci

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to La Spezia Ferry Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Sarzana

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA)
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Sarzana is to bus via La Spezia Giosue Carducci which costs €23 - €29 and takes 6h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Sarzana is to train which costs €24 - €95 and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Sarzana. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni and arriving at Sarzana Via Muccini via Canaletto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Sarzana. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Sarzana via Massa Centro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Rome and Sarzana is 321 km. The road distance is 406.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sarzana without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €24 - €95.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Rome to Sarzana, including transfers.

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Rome to Sarzana bus services, operated by Itabus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni station.

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Rome to Sarzana train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Sarzana is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €24 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus via La Spezia Giosue Carducci, which costs €23 - €29 and takes 6h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Sarzana.
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  • Distance: 320.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Termini to Massa Centro 5 times a day. Tickets cost €29 - €90 and the journey takes 2h 49m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Itabus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to La Spezia Giosue Carducci every 4 hours. Tickets cost €2 - €26 and the journey takes 5h 5m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
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 Termini to Massa Centro
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€29 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 Massa Centro
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€23 - €35
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
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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Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to La Spezia Giosue Carducci
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €26
Website
Itabus
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
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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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to La Spezia Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Marino Autolinee

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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 Sarzana bus services, operated by Itabus, arrive at La Spezia Giosue Carducci station.

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Rome to Sarzana train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Massa Centro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Sarzana is 406 km. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Rome to Sarzana.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Genoa Airport.

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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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