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

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Bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Cannes to La Spezia Montpellier > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > La Spezia > Florence > Bologna

15€ - 21€

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Train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale Ic / ...

23€ - 70€

Train via Savona  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Savona Ec
  2. Take the train from Savona to Sestri Levante Re / ...

22€ - 38€

Bus via Nice Airport  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice Airport to La Spezia, La Spezia 448

20€ - 48€

Drive  •  4h 1m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Cinque Terre 342.5 km

45€ - 70€

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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cannes to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at Corniglia via Genova P.Za Principe and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 43m.

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The distance between Cannes and Cinque Terre is 226 km. The road distance is 342.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre without a car is to bus which takes 5h 41m and costs 14€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Cannes to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Thello, depart from Cannes station.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre is to bus which takes 5h 41m and costs 14€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 22€ - 70€ and takes 6h 43m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Cinque Terre is 343 km. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Cannes to Cinque Terre.

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  • Distance: 225.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 41m

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

Blablabus operates a bus from Cannes to La Spezia once daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 4h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cannes to Cinque Terre via Genova P.Za Principe and La Spezia Centrale in around 6h 43m.

Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Cannes to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Thello
Train from Cannes to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Thello
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Train from Savona to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 15€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Train from Savona to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Cannes to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice Airport to La Spezia, La Spezia
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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