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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 Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Fly Alicante to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

Fly Alicante to Milan Bergamo, bus, train

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train, bus to Valencia, fly to Pisa

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Villena Av
  2. Take the bus from Villena to Valencia
  3. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Pisa (PSA)
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

Train, bus to Valencia, fly to Bologna

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Villena Av
  2. Take the bus from Villena to Valencia
  3. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Bologna (BLQ)
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  5. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  6. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

Train, bus to Valencia, fly to Milan Bergamo, bus

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Villena Av
  2. Take the bus from Villena to Valencia
  3. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  4. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
  3. Take the bus from Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station to Genoa Train station
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale

Train

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
  3. Take the train from Marseille Saint-Charles to Cannes
  4. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia
  5. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Alicante Central Bus Station to Genoa Train station
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante

Drive

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cinque Terre

Alicante to Cinque Terre by train and bus

The journey time between Alicante and Cinque Terre is around 19h 40m and covers a distance of around 2132 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 56m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Viajeros, Renfe SNCF and others, the Alicante to Cinque Terre service departs from Alicante-Termino and arrives in Corniglia. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

5 Weekly Services
19h 40m Average Duration
€135 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs €45 - €75 and takes 24h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs €50 - €270 and takes 9h 7m.

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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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Marseille Saint-Charles, Cannes, Ventimiglia and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 34m.

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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 and bus which takes 19h 40m and costs €130 - €290.

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It takes approximately 9h 57m to get from Alicante to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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

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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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  • Distance: 1066.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 57m

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

You can take a train from Alicante to Cinque Terre via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Marseille St Charles, Marseille Saint-Charles, Cannes, Ventimiglia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 20h 34m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Alicante to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Alicante to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €120
Flights from Alicante to Milan Bergamo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Flights from Valencia to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €95
Flights from Valencia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €140
Flights from Valencia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €120
Flights from Valencia to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €120
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Alicante to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Flights from Alicante to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51 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 P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Villena Av
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €26
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€6 - €8
Promo+
€11 - €12
Flexible
€20 - €26
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €65
Promo+
€56 - €60
Flexible
€75 - €95
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Villena Av
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille Saint-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€23 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€23 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Cannes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille St Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Villena to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Marseille Saint Charles Bus Station to Genoa Train station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Alicante Central Bus Station to Genoa Train station
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Union Ivkoni

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