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There are 12 ways to get from Barcelona to Cinque Terre by taxi, plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Taxi to Girona, fly to Pisa, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Pisa (PSA) GRO - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

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Fly Barcelona to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 39m

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

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Fly Barcelona to Florence, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR) BCN - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

Fly Barcelona to Genoa, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Genoa (GOA) BCN - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

Fly Barcelona to Bologna, train  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

Fly Barcelona to Milan Bergamo, bus, train  •  9h 41m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Fly Barcelona to Nice, train  •  10h 51m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale

Train  •  14h 35m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Marseille St Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale Ic

Bus  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genoa N758 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to La Spezia N552 / ...

Bus, train  •  16h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Conex Barcelona to Genova
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

Car ferry, train  •  23h 52m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

Drive  •  9h 41m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cinque Terre 963.1 km

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 15h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Cinque Terre is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €50 - €280 and takes 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Corniglia via Marseille St Charles, Nice Ville, Ventimiglia and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 35m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Cinque Terre is 686 km. The road distance is 963.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 14h 35m and costs €100 - €180.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Barcelona to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 14h 35m and costs €100 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 15h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Girona Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 686.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 33m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Cinque Terre via Marseille St Charles, Nice Ville, Ventimiglia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 14h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Cinque Terre via Genoa, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 15h 55m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Girona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €230
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €370
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Flights from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €280
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €250
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
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 Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Genova Brignole to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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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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 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
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 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
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 Brignole to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €6
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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
Renfe SNCF
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Genoa Via Fanti D'Italia to La Spezia Giosue Carducci
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Itabus
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 Conex Barcelona to Genova
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
ALSA
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxis Aeropuerto Girona
Phone
646 039 355
Website
taxisaeropuertogirona.com
Taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
taxisaeropuertogirona.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Cinque Terre is 963 km. It takes approximately 9h 41m to drive from Barcelona to Cinque Terre.

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Ryanair offers flights from Girona Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 448+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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