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There are 5 ways to get from Ancona to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Parma Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Parma to La Spezia Centrale Re

28€ - 96€

4 alternative options

Bus via Florence  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona, Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Florence, Florence 520 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Florence - Villa Costanza to La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli

30€ - 43€

Bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna Centrale Station to La Spezia - Sarzana Modica

54€ - 76€

Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Cinque Terre 451.6 km

55€ - 85€

Fly, train  •  11h 49m

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

88€ - 463€

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

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Cinque Terre is to bus via Florence which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 10h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ancona to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Corniglia via Parma and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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The distance between Ancona and Cinque Terre is 309 km. The road distance is 451.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs 27€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Ancona to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Ancona to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Ancona station.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs 27€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus via Florence, which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 10h 43m.

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There is no direct flight from Ancona Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 309.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 32m

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Ancona to Cinque Terre via Parma and La Spezia Centrale in around 6h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ancona to Cinque Terre via Bologna, Bologna, Florence, Florence, Florence - Villa Costanza, La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli, Ponzano Bivio, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ancona to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Ancona to Genoa via Catania, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ancona to Genoa via Munich, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Ancona to Parma
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
23€ - 35€
Base Standard
45€ - 60€
Base Premium
55€ - 80€
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€
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 Ancona to Parma
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
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€
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 Ancona to Parma
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
35€ - 39€
Train from Parma to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 11€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona, Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Baltour
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Ancona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Bologna Centrale Station to La Spezia - Sarzana
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Cinque Terre is 452 km. It takes approximately 4h 37m to drive from Ancona to Cinque Terre.

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Volotea, KLM, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Ancona Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 1027+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Ancona Airport is to bus which takes 24 min and costs 2€.

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