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There are 5 ways to get from Cinque Terre to French Riviera by train, ferry, bus or night train

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

Recommended option

Train, ferry via Genoa  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Juan Les Pins Ter
  4. Take the ferry from Juan Les Pins to Saint-Tropez
  5. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

86€ - 139€

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Nice, Nice 448
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport - Nice Aéroport Terminaux to Saint-Raphaël - Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Raphaël Gare Routiere to Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

49€ - 63€

3 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Ventimiglia Ic
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Juan Les Pins Ter
  3. Take the ferry from Juan Les Pins to Saint-Tropez
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

96€ - 114€

Bus, ferry via Antibes  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Nice
  2. Take the ferry from Juan Les Pins to Saint-Tropez
  3. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

87€ - 97€

Night train, train, ferry  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the night train from Corniglia to Ventimiglia Reg
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Juan Les Pins Ter
  3. Take the ferry from Juan Les Pins to Saint-Tropez
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

85€ - 106€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to French Riviera is to bus and ferry which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to French Riviera is to night train and train and ferry which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 11h 19m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and French Riviera is 245 km.

The best way to get from Cinque Terre to French Riviera without a car is to train and ferry via Genoa which takes 11h 31m and costs 85€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 11h 31m to get from Cinque Terre to French Riviera, including transfers.

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There are 2549+ hotels available in French Riviera. Prices start at 106€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to French Riviera.
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  • Distance: 153.1 miles
  • Duration: 11h 31m

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and French Riviera, FR-93, France?

There is no direct connection from Cinque Terre to French Riviera. However, you can take the train to La Spezia Centrale, take the train to Genova Piazza Principe, take the train to Ventimiglia, take the train to Juan Les Pins, take the walk to Juan Les Pins, take the ferry to Saint-Tropez, take the ferry to Les Issambres, then take the travel to French Riviera. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cinque Terre to French Riviera via La Spezia Centrale, Ventimiglia, Juan Les Pins, Juan Les Pins, Saint-Tropez, and Les Issambres in around 11h 35m.

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 La Spezia Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 La Spezia Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
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 La Spezia Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 13€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
17€ - 20€
Night train from Corniglia to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 30€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
thello.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Juan Les Pins
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 12€
1st Class
11€ - 18€
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from La Spezia to Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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 La Spezia to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Varlib
Phone
0970 830 380
Website
varlib.fr
Bus from Nice Airport - Nice Aéroport Terminaux to Saint-Raphaël - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€
Website
Varlib
Bus from Saint-Raphaël Gare Routiere to Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
3€
Website
Varlib
Ferry operators
Riviera Lines
Phone
04 92 98 71 31
Email
croisieres@riviera-lines.com
Website
riviera-lines.com
Ferry from Juan Les Pins to Saint-Tropez
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€
Website
Riviera Lines
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€
Website
Les Bateaux Verts

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