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

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Train Trenitalia Intercity  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale Ic
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$42 - $69

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde to Lugano Stazione

$36 - $56

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$45 - $73

Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Genova
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lugano - P&R Fornaci

$59 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Lugano 196.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano is to train and bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Lugano via Levanto and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Lugano is 218 km. The road distance is 315 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Levanto station.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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Cinque Terre to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cinque Terre to Lugano is 315 km. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Cinque Terre to Lugano.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 136.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Lugano via Levanto and Milano Centrale in around 6 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Lugano via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia, Genova, Genova - Via XX Settembre, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, and Genova - Stazione Marittima in around 6 h 40 min.

Train operators
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 Levanto to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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 Sestri Levante to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from La Spezia to Genova
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lugano - P&R Fornaci
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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