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There are 3 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Milan by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Monterosso to Milano Centrale Ic / ...

14€ - 68€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia, La Spezia to Milan, Milan 500 / ...

17€ - 25€

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Milan 243 km

30€ - 50€

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The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Milan is to bus which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Milan is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Milan. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Milano Centrale via Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Milan is 155 km. The road distance is 243 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Milan without a car is to train which takes 4h 6m and costs 14€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Cinque Terre to Milan, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Monterosso station.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Milan is to train which takes 4h 6m and costs 14€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 6h 12m.

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Cinque Terre to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cinque Terre to Milan is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Cinque Terre to Milan.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Milan.
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  • Distance: 154.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Milan, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Monterosso to Milano Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 20€ and the journey takes 2h 58m. Trenitalia Frecce also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from La Spezia, La Spezia to Milan, Milan every 4 hours. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 3h 55m.

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 Monterosso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
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 Monterosso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from La Spezia, La Spezia to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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