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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to La Spezia by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS to La Spezia Ferry Terminal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to La Spezia

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Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

Bus via Bologna

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS to La Spezia Ferry Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to La Spezia

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Genoa (GOA)
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale

Venice to La Spezia by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Venice and La Spezia is around 5h 6m and covers a distance of around 375 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, ItaloTreno and others, the Venice to La Spezia service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in La Spezia Ferry Terminal. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Services
5h 6m Average Duration
€32 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to La Spezia is to bus which costs €22 - €27 and takes 7h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to La Spezia is to drive which takes 3h 31m and costs €50 - €75.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at La Spezia. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at La Spezia Centrale via Firenze S.M.N. and Pisa Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Venice and La Spezia is 247 km. The road distance is 360.7 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to La Spezia without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 6m and costs €30 - €85.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Venice to La Spezia, including transfers.

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Venice to La Spezia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to La Spezia train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to La Spezia is to train which takes 5h 12m and costs €28 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus via Bologna, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 5h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to La Spezia.
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  • Distance: 247.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and La Spezia, Italy?

You can take a train from Venice to La Spezia via Firenze S.M.N. and Pisa Centrale in around 5h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to La Spezia via Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS in around 5h 25m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €1100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€370 - €900
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €70
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
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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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Genova Brignole to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS to La Spezia Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Marino Autolinee
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bologna Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Itabus

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Venice to La Spezia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at La Spezia station.

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Venice to La Spezia train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to La Spezia is 361 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Venice to La Spezia.

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