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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Pisa Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Re

14€ - 63€

Cheapest option

Train via Chiavari  •  3h 54m

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

14€ - 66€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Rapallo to Piazzale Montelungo

30€ - 62€

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence 206.5 km

26€ - 40€

Santa Margherita Ligure → Florence
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The cheapest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence is to train which costs 14€ - 65€ and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence. However, there are services departing from Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto and arriving at Piazzale Montelungo via Rapallo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence. However, there are services departing from S.Margherita L.-Port and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Pisa Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Santa Margherita Ligure and Florence is 174 km. The road distance is 206.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs 14€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence, including transfers.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence bus services, operated by Grouppo Stat, depart from Rapallo station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from S.Margherita L.-Port station.

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The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs 14€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 5h 48m.

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  • Distance: 173.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence via Pisa Centrale in around 3h 18m. Alternatively, Grouppo Stat operates a bus from Rapallo to Piazzale Montelungo 3 times a week. Tickets cost 29€ - 60€ and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Train operators
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).

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Chiavari to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 55€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
13€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Chiavari to Pisa Centrale
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€
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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 19€
Train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Chiavari to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
16€ - 18€
Bus operators
Grouppo Stat

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence bus services, operated by Grouppo Stat, arrive at Piazzale Montelungo station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence.

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