How to Reach Cinque Terre - The Easiest Way to Reach Cinque Terre


  • By Plane: The nearest airports are the Cristoforo Colombo international airport in Genoa and the "Galileo Galilei" international airport in Pisa.The city of Milan is about a 2-hour train ride to Genoa where one is able to change to the local train line.
  • By Train: Train is the best and the easiest way to get to Cinque Terre. The train is the ideal means of transport in the Cinque Terre. The runs are very frequent, especially the trains from Genova and La Spezia during the summer. The Cinque Terre villages are well connected by rail and each of the villages has a train station.
  • By Car: It is possible to approach the villages of Cinque Terre by car. However, historical centres are closed to car traffic and the car is of no use in the settlement. The rent for the car is high along with the high parking charges in the villages, making it an inconvenient option to go via car.
  • By Boat: The Consorzio Marittimo Turistico runs boat trips from La Spezia to the Cinque Terre as well as excursions along the coast.


  • By Train: Frequent trains link all five villages with each other. A single ticket costs 4 EUR for this train. f you are planning to take the train several times a day, it's better to purchase the Cinque Terre Train Card which includes a hiking pass as well. The cost of the pass is 16 Euros.
  • By Boat: A more expensive, but very scenic option, are the boats that run up and down this part of the coast. The price of an all-day boat pass is about 30 Euros.
  • On Foot: Walking is the cheapest and the best option to explore Cinque Terre. In order to walk along the trails between the villages, one must purchase a passwhich is available at the information offices near the train stations at any of the five villages. The cost of the pass in around 7.5 Euros.

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Modes of Transportation in Cinque Terre

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Cinque Terre. The most preferred mode of transport in Cinque Terre is Walking.

Average distance: 18.5 km Average time: 27.5 min

  • Walking 50%
    Walking 5 min Overall average time for 1 kms 5 min
  • Train/Metro 50%
    Train 25 min Walking 15 min Waiting 10 min Overall average time for 36 kms 50 min

How to Reach Cinque Terre from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Levanto to Cinque Terre 1.22 km 1 mins
Vernazza to Cinque Terre 7.76 km 7 mins
Genoa to Cinque Terre 80.91 km 1 hour 20 mins
Lucca to Cinque Terre 92 km 1 hour 32 mins
Cinqueterre to Cinque Terre 93.63 km 1 hour 33 mins
Livorno to Cinque Terre 102.45 km 1 hour 42 mins
Milan to Cinque Terre 150.16 km 2 hours 30 mins
Monza to Cinque Terre 159.45 km 2 hours 39 mins
Campi bisenzio to Cinque Terre 171.29 km 2 hours 51 mins
Desenzano del garda to Cinque Terre 174.2 km 2 hours 54 mins
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