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There are 5 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Venice 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 Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia S. Lucia

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Venice

Bus via Bologna

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia Ferry Terminal to Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Venice

Drive

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Venice (VCE)

Cinque Terre to Venice by train

1 Weekly Trains
5h 18m Average Duration
€29 Cheapest Price
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Cinque Terre → Venice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

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The cost-effective way to get from Cinque Terre to Venice is to bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 8h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Venice is to drive which costs €55 - €80 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Venice. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Venice is 253 km. The road distance is 385.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Venice without a car is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs €29 - €95.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Cinque Terre to Venice, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Corniglia station.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Venice is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs €29 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus via Bologna, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 7h 37m.

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There is no direct flight from Genoa Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Cinque Terre to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Venice.
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  • Distance: 253.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

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

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Venice via Firenze S.M.N. in around 5h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Venice via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia, Via Chiodo, La Spezia Ferry Terminal, and Bologna in around 7h 37m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€360 - €950
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €950
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
Flights from Genoa to Venice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €400
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €1100
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Train operators
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 S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
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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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 Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €70
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 Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
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 Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from La Spezia Ferry Terminal to Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Marino Autolinee
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from La Spezia to Venice
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Bologna Autostazione to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Itabus

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