There are 6 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Montreux by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  8 h 5 min

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

$72 - $124

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Bus  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Genova
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Aosta
  3. Take the bus from Aosta to Montreux 222

$33 - $56

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Montreux 293.7 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Milan Linate, fly, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux

$88 - $300

Train to Pisa, fly, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Geneva (GVA) PSA - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux

$85 - $354

Train, train to Florence, fly  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
  3. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Geneva (GVA) FLR - GVA
  4. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux

$97 - $341

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Montreux is to bus which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 12 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Montreux is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Montreux is 338 km. The road distance is 470 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Cinque Terre to Montreux, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Montreux. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Montreux via Levanto and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Montreux via Levanto and Milano Centrale in around 8 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Montreux via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia, Genova, Genova - Brignole Stazione FS, Genova - Principe FS, Genoa, Genoa, Aosta, Montreux, and Chailly-Montreux, Chailly P+R in around 12 h 2 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
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 Montreux
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$80 - $130
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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
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 Genoa, Genoa to Aosta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Aosta to Montreux
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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