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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Firenze Rifredi Fb

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Villa Scelga to Genova V.le Caviglia 75/76
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Montecatini 565 / ...

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Train via Viareggio  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Viareggio Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Viareggio to Firenze S.M.N. Re

Line 98 bus, train  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the line 98 bus from Biglietteria piazza Vitt. Veneto to Viale Mazzini - ex I.N.P.S. 98
  2. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Firenze S.M.N. Re

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence 206.5 km
Santa Margherita Ligure → Florence
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The cheapest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence is to bus which costs €13 - €19 and takes 5h 54m.

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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 Villa Scelga and arriving at Porta A Prato via Genoa and P.Za Italia,. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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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 Rifredi via Rapallo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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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 16m and costs €18 - €70.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence, including transfers.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence bus services, operated by AMT Genova, depart from Villa Scelga station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Rapallo station.

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The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence is to train which takes 3h 16m and costs €18 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €19 and takes 5h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence.
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  • Distance: 173.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 16m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Rapallo to Firenze Rifredi once a week. Tickets cost €18 - €65 and the journey takes 2h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence via Genova V.le Caviglia, Genoa, and P.Za Italia, in around 5h 54m.

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 Rapallo to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€21 - €29
Base Premium
€27 - €40
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 La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
Train from Viareggio to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Sestri Levante to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €27
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€24 - €27
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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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 S.Margherita L.-Port to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €7
Bus operators
AMT Genova
Phone
848 000 030
Email
amt.spa@pec.amt.genova.it
Website
amt.genova.it
Bus from Biglietteria piazza Vitt. Veneto to Viale Mazzini - ex I.N.P.S.
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMT Genova
Bus from Villa Scelga to Genova V.le Caviglia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMT Genova
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 Genoa to Montecatini
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
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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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Montecatini station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze Rifredi 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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