There are 4 ways to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to La Spezia 26

$18 - $22

Cheapest option

Train via Parma  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Parma to La Spezia C. La Spezia - Parma / ...

$17 - $39

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Fa / ...

$37 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Cinque Terre 151.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 15€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Corniglia via Firenze Smn, Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Cinque Terre is 136 km. The road distance is 242 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 15€ - 20€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Bologna to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre is to bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 15€ - 20€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Cinque Terre is 242 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Bologna to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 84.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Bologna to Cinque Terre once daily. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Cinque Terre via Firenze S.Maria Novella, Firenze Smn, Pisa C.Le, Pisa Centrale, and La Spezia Centrale in around 3 h 56 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Parma to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Book at
booking.marinobus.it

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