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

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Bus, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Cannes to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia Montpellier > Nîmes > Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Tunnel de la Giraude - France > Tunnel de la Giraude - Italie > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Milan > Bergamo / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

16€ - 27€

3 alternative options

Train  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia Ter
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale Ic

25€ - 48€

Train via Savona  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia Ter
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Savona Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Savona to Sestri Levante Re / ...

25€ - 59€

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Cinque Terre 332.8 km

40€ - 60€

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cinque Terre is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cinque Terre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cinque Terre is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs 15€ - 27€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 52m.

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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 Ventimiglia and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Cannes and Cinque Terre is 226 km. The road distance is 332.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 1m and costs 15€ - 27€.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Cannes to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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

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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 333 km. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Cannes to Cinque Terre.

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There are 640+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 225.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

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

You can take a train from Cannes to Cinque Terre via Ventimiglia and La Spezia Centrale in around 6h 45m.

Train operators
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 Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
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 Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
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

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 Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Train from Savona to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
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 Cannes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Thello
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 Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus

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