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There are 8 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Rome 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

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Roma Termini

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia Giosue Carducci to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni

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Drive

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Rome

Train to Florence, fly

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze Rifredi
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Rome (FCO)

Train, train to Genoa, fly

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Levanto
  2. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  3. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Rome (FCO)

Train, train to Bologna, fly

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  4. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Rome (FCO)

Train to Milan Linate, fly

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO)

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO)

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The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Rome is to bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 7h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Cinque Terre to Rome is to drive which takes 4h 35m and costs €80 - €130.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Rome. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Roma Termini via La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Rome is 335 km. The road distance is 444.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Rome without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs €26 - €100.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Cinque Terre to Rome, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Rome is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs €26 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cinque Terre to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Rome.
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  • Distance: 335.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from La Spezia Centrale to Roma Termini every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €95 and the journey takes 3h 47m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Itabus operates a bus from La Spezia Giosue Carducci to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni once daily. Tickets cost €2 - €40 and the journey takes 5h 35m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €150
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €190
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€25 - €35
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
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 Corniglia to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Corniglia to Levanto
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €4
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€2 - €4
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€14 - €28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €28
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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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from La Spezia Giosue Carducci to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Itabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from La Spezia to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Cinque Terre to Rome is 444 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Cinque Terre to Rome.

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Alitalia offers flights from Florence Airport to Rome Airport.

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