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There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic

$113 - $180

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Bus  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Genoa, Genoa N504
  2. Take the bus from Genova to La Spezia

$33 - $54

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Train via La Spezia Centrale  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$114 - $181

Train, bus  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Martigny 90
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia

$111 - $179

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Cinque Terre 306.2 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

$70 - $275

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

$118 - $276

Fly to Nice, train  •  10h 15m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE
  2. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale

$87 - $201

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 21m.

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The distance between Geneva and Cinque Terre is 363 km. The road distance is 489.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 8h 21m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 8h 21m to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Geneva to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 8h 21m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Geneva to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Monterosso station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 226.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 21m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Geneva to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Monterosso in around 8h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Cinque Terre via Genoa, Genoa, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, Genova - Via XX Settembre, Genova, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 24m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Martigny
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Martigny to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Cinque Terre is 490 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Geneva to Cinque Terre.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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