Stazione La Spezia Centrale

Stazione La Spezia Centrale

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3.0
3.0 of 5 bubbles111 reviews
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Tony B
Plymouth, UK155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Main train station for La Spezia which we travelled to from Pisa. The journey takes about 70 minutes and cost about 16 euros
Written 13 April 2023
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Sarah L
London, UK3,051 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Came here to interchange during a day trip to Cinque Terre from Pisa. It was exceptionally busy in the morning and afternoon and had calmed down a little by the time we returned in the evening. There isn't really anywhere to hang out at the station and many of the trains seemed to be delayed so it's a means to an end.
Written 12 April 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,517 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It couldn't be easier to get the train from La Spezia to any of the Cinque Terre towns. La Spezia makes a great base for visiting Cinque Terre, as long as you stay near the station.
We stayed 4 nights at Hotel Mary which is directly across the road (see separate review). This was very convenient and allowed us to leave our car in hotel parking and use the trains instead each day.
Travel was simple and cheap and the train takes you right to the doorstep of each of the 5 towns.
Trains are frequent and run every 10 min in peak times. Riomaggiore, the closest of the towns, was less than 10 minutes away.
The station is not large and is therefore easy to find your way around. There is a cafe/snack shop and toilets but otherwise facilities are limited.
If you are returning to La Spezia at the end of the day, there is a lively strip of casual piazza/pasta restaurants and gelato shops between the station and Piazza Garibaldi (10-12 min walk).
TIPS:
* We bought the Cinque Terre Train card on day 1. Once we had this sorted, we didn’t have to think about tickets for the next several days. The card covers the fee for the hiking trails and unlimited train travel on the Levanto - Cinque Terre - La Spezia line. It costs €18.20 (1 day), €33 (2 days) or 47 Euro (3 days). We saved a bit but it was not much really. The huge benefit of the card was that we could jump on and off the trains without having to worry about tickets. Several times, this was a life-saver when the queues for tickets, especially at the end of the day, were enormous.
Written 11 November 2022
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mwderm
Naples, FL55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very few ricket machines were operating at station leading to very long lines Lines inside main office to speak with a person were very long. Despite the public address announcements to wear a mask, there were at least half the people on board trains and in station not wearing masks. Standing room only with poor ventilation for Cinque Terre experience. Nightmarish.
Written 18 July 2022
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Deezy1
Houston, TX307 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Arrived here, and was surprised at how small this station was. I had no problem navigating to find our trains. The signs and time boards were easy to find & read. There was a little shop inside to buy snacks. Our hotel was literally, out the door to this train station. The scenery in the front of the train station, was nice for a picture of town. There were plenty of restaurants, shopping, and hotels with a few minutes walking. We used this station to be closer to visiting Cinque Terre. Got to Riomaggiore in less than 10 minutes, from this station. All in all, it's a nice little station. Coming from bigger stations, like Roma Termini & Napoli Centrale, I felt less anxious, because there wasn't the feel of being pickpocketed every second, and there were no homeless people, and beggars, standing around or outside the station. At least not the 2 days I stayed. With all that said...still never let your guard down.
Written 19 April 2022
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Sal F
Brussels, Belgium268 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
I wanted to buy a ticket at the desk (couldn’t find my destination on the machine) and the lady shouted at me cause I used contactless when her card machine was not working. So not professional.
Written 29 September 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,655 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We walked from the cruise port to here in about 30 minutes time. It was around 8:30 by the time we got here. Tourist Office that sells train tickets to Cinque Terre did not open until after 9:00. (It was still closed at 9:00 when we checked again just to get some information.) Fortunately, we already pre-purchased our train tickets so we did not have to totally depend on this office. There were ticket machines outside also but nobody there to ask questions. We needed to know which platform to go for our train to Cinque Terre but found no help. Finally a gentleman came to our rescue and pointed us to the correct platform. Using the washrooms here will cost 1E per person and the tickets don't apply here because this station is not part of the National Park.
Written 18 February 2020
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Soddy
Lakselv, Norway1,307 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Just like most trainstations, but they have very few places to buy tickets. When we were there there was only one person that sold tickets. And only a couple of those machines to buy from. So the lines was very long... Other than that, no big deal. After some time you will start to understand how the timesystem works and where your train arrives.
Written 19 November 2019
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Lisa-holidays-2017
Porirua, New Zealand25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
After queueing for ages at the tourist office, in a massive crowd of people trying to use the ticket machines outside, I went inside the actual station office. I had expected that to be crowded as well, but it wasn't. They had several people at the ticket counters, so the small queue moved very quickly. Also very friendly staff who offered advice about tickets - I was buying tickets to Milan as well as day-passes for the Cinque Terre train.
Written 14 November 2019
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luvtogogirl
New Phila., OHio241 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is a small, crowded train station but it is conveniently located to rental car and historic district. Drop off area was congested and eating options limited. Enjoyed our high speed train ride to Rome
Written 16 October 2019
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