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There are 2 ways to get from Bastia to Cinque Terre by ferry or train

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Ferry, train via Livorno  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the ferry from Bastia to Livorno Frbia-Itliv / ...
  2. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

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Ferry, train  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the ferry from Bastia to Genova Frbia - Itgoa
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

Bastia to Cinque Terre by ferry, walk, bus and train

The journey time between Bastia and Cinque Terre is around 8h 16m and covers a distance of around 225 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 38m. Operated by Corsica Ferries, Moby S.p.A, CTT NORD and others, the Bastia to Cinque Terre service departs from Bastia and arrives in Corniglia. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 14m
Layover time:
1h 1m
Total time:
8h 16m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 38m
Journey distance:
225 km
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€28
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:01
Last service departs at:
13:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bastia to Cinque Terre ferry, walk, bus and train schedules

Ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bastia to Cinque Terre is to ferry and train which costs €29 - €70 and takes 10h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Bastia to Cinque Terre is to ferry and train via Livorno which costs €27 - €160 and takes 7h 23m.

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The distance between Bastia and Cinque Terre is 159 km.

The best way to get from Bastia to Cinque Terre without a car is to ferry and train via Livorno which takes 7h 23m and costs €27 - €160.

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It takes approximately 7h 23m to get from Bastia to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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There are 423+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bastia to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 159.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 23m

What companies run services between Bastia, France and Cinque Terre, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Bastia to Cinque Terre. However, you can take the ferry to Livorno, take the walk to Grande 4, take the bus to Stazione Centrale A, take the walk to Livorno Centrale, take the train to La Spezia Centrale, then take the train to Corniglia. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bastia to Cinque Terre via Genova, Genova P.Za Principe, and Sestri Levante in around 10h 7m.

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 Livorno Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €45
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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 Livorno Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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 Livorno Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
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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Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Bastia to Livorno
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€45 - €60
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€75 - €110
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Ferry from Bastia to Livorno
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €50
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€30 - €50
Low season
€18 - €25
High season
€26 - €40
Ferry from Bastia to Genova
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€35 - €50
Low season
€24 - €35
High season
€35 - €55

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