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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Marino Autolinee  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to La Spezia MarinoBus / ...

$10 - $22

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Train  •  3h 46m

  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 Reg / ...

$28 - $56

Bus FlixBus  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to La Spezia 505

$14 - $27

Train via Parma  •  4h 43m

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

$17 - $39

Drive  •  2h 49m

  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 8€ - 20€ and takes 3h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 49m.

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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 3h 46m.

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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 3h 36m and costs 8€ - 20€.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m 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 3h 36m and costs 8€ - 20€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 24€ - 50€ and takes 3h 46m.

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Bologna to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, 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 2h 49m 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: 3h 36m

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

Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Bologna to Cinque Terre twice daily. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Ouibus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Cinque Terre via Firenze S.Maria Novella, Firenze Smn, Pisa Centrale, and La Spezia Centrale in around 3h 46m.

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
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
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
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Parma to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Website
Marino Autolinee
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bologna to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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