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There are 3 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Nice by train or car

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Train via Genoa

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville

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Train

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Ventimiglia

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Drive

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Nice

Cinque Terre to Nice by train

The train journey time between Cinque Terre and Nice is around 5h 49m and covers a distance of around 270 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. The fastest train normally takes 5h 31m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Cinque Terre to Nice train service departs from Corniglia and arrives in Nice Ville. Typically 16 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 49m
Layover time:
1h
Total time:
5h 49m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 31m
Train distance:
270 km
Trains per week:
16
Cheapest price:
€21
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:15
Last train departs at:
15:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cinque Terre to Nice train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Italy → France
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International entry into France from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nice is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nice is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from France.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Nice is to train via Genoa which costs €21 - €70 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Nice is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Nice. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Nice Ville via La Spezia Centrale and Genova P.Za Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Nice is 201 km. The road distance is 299 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Nice without a car is to train via Genoa which takes 5h 56m and costs €21 - €70.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Cinque Terre to Nice, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Nice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from La Spezia Centrale station.

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Cinque Terre to Nice train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cinque Terre to Nice is 299 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Cinque Terre to Nice.

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  • Distance: 201.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Nice via La Spezia Centrale and Genova P.Za Principe in around 5h 56m.

Train operators
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 La Spezia Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €45
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 La Spezia Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
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 P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Corniglia to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Thello

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