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There are 5 ways to get from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre by train, bus or car

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Train  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

33€ - 85€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence Gare SNCF to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria 523
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia Re / ...

31€ - 48€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the bus from AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Genova
  3. Take the bus from Genova Piazza della Vittoria to La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli

Train via Savona  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Savona Ec
  2. Take the train from Savona to Corniglia Re

36€ - 70€

Drive  •  5h 11m

  1. Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre 474.8 km

55€ - 90€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cinque Terre is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cinque Terre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cinque Terre is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Aix En Provence and arriving at Corniglia via Marseille St Charles and Savona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 7m.

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The distance between Aix-en-Provence and Cinque Terre is 348 km. The road distance is 474.8 km.

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The best way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 9h 56m and costs 30€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 9h 56m to get from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Thello, depart from Marseille St Charles station.

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The best way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 9h 56m and costs 30€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10h 43m.

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Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Corniglia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre is 475 km. It takes approximately 5h 11m to drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre.

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  • Distance: 348.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 56m

What companies run services between Aix-en-Provence, France and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre via Gare St Charles, Marseille St Charles, Genova P.Za Principe, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cinque Terre via NICE - Aéroport - NICE, Nice, Genova, Genova Piazza della Vittoria, La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli, Ponzano Bivio, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 43m.

Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Thello
Train from Marseille St Charles to Savona
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Thello
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 15€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
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 P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Savona to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Aix-en-Provence Gare SNCF to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Zou! LER
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Genova
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Lirosi Linee

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