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There are 10 ways to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Alicante to Pisa, train  •  9h 27m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Pisa (PSA) ALC - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

118€ - 324€

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Fly Alicante to Genoa, train  •  9h 41m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Genoa (GOA) ALC - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso

43€ - 226€

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Train to Valencia, fly to Pisa, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Pisa (PSA) VLC - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

69€ - 182€

Fly Alicante to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 1m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ALC - MXP
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

53€ - 521€

Fly Alicante to Bologna, train  •  9h 53m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bologna (BLQ) ALC - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

65€ - 253€

Train to Valencia, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) VLC - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

65€ - 271€

Train to Valencia, fly to Bologna, train  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Bologna (BLQ) VLC - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

71€ - 206€

Train  •  19h 41m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants Eur / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles Ave
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

115€ - 200€

Bus  •  29h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Marseille 262
  2. Take the bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  3. Take the bus from Genoa - P.zza Acquaverde to Sestri Levante

70€ - 103€

Drive  •  14h 30m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cinque Terre 1471.4 km

180€ - 280€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 29h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 8h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Alicante-Termino and arriving at Corniglia via Barcelona-Sants, Marseille St Charles, Genova P.Za Principe and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 41m.

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The distance between Alicante and Cinque Terre is 1066 km. The road distance is 1471.4 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 19h 41m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 9h 27m to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Alicante to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Alicante-Termino station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 19h 41m and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 29h 14m.

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Pisa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Alicante to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 1066.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 27m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Alicante to Cinque Terre via Barcelona-Sants, Marseille St Charles, Genova P.Za Principe, and La Spezia Centrale in around 19h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alicante to Cinque Terre via Marseille, Marseille - St-Charles Bus station, Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia, Genoa - P.zza Acquaverde, Sestri Levante, and Sestri Levante in around 29h 14m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Valencia to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 160€
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
25€ - 170€
Flights from Alicante to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Valencia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
29€ - 150€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 650€
Flights from Alicante to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Alicante to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Valencia to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Alicante to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Valencia to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Alicante to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
Flights from Valencia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Flights from Valencia to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 320€
Flights from Valencia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Valencia to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Valencia to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Alicante to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 700€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Alicante to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Train operators
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 11€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 23€
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€
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 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
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€
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 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 Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 13€
Base Standard
23€ - 30€
Base Premium
29€ - 45€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 15€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
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 Alicante to Marseille
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Genoa - P.zza Acquaverde to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 14€
Website
Grouppo Stat
bus
Bus from Genoa - P.zza Acquaverde to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
gruppostat.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Cinque Terre is 1471 km. It takes approximately 14h 30m to drive from Alicante to Cinque Terre.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Pisa Airport.

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