There are 12 ways to get from Cardiff to Cinque Terre by train, plane, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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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Train to Bristol, fly to Pisa, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Pisa (PSA) BRS - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$120 - $349

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Bus  •  33 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Milan
  4. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Cavi 27

$90 - $135

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Train to Bristol, fly to Genoa, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Genoa (GOA) BRS - GOA
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

$125 - $485

Fly Cardiff to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CWL - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$104 - $415

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Pisa, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pisa (PSA) LHR - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$193 - $515

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Pisa  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Pisa (PSA) LGW - PSA
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$160 - $515

Train to Bristol, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BRS - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$131 - $511

Train to London City, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$169 - $510

Train  •  18 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marseille Saint-Charles
  3. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

$323 - $902

Bus via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station  •  35 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to La Spezia

$120 - $201

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Cinque Terre

$410 - $531

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Cinque Terre

$263 - $396

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs £65 - £110 and takes 33 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cinque Terre is to train and fly which costs £90 - £270 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cinque Terre is 788 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 18 h 54 min and costs £240 - £700.

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Cardiff to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 18 h 54 min and costs £240 - £700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £65 - £110 and takes 33 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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easyJet, BMI Regional and Lufthansa offer flights from Bristol Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 3277+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs £5.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 787.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Cinque Terre via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Marseille Saint-Charles, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Genova Piazza Principe, and La Spezia Centrale in around 18 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Cinque Terre via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris City Centre - Bercy, Milan, Milano Lampugnano, Cavi, and Sestri Levante in around 33 h 34 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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 Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $12
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marseille Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$170 - $650
Premier
$450 - $750
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Cavi
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
autostradale.it
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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