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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Florence, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) FRA - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

80€ - 249€

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Bus, train  •  17h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Milano - Lampugnano 892
  2. Take the train from Pavia to Corniglia Re / ...

52€ - 80€

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Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 49m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

76€ - 408€

Fly to Genoa, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Genoa (GOA) FRA - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso

75€ - 266€

Fly to Turin, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Turin (TRN) FRA - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale

82€ - 320€

Fly to Bologna, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

87€ - 333€

Train via Monterosso  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic / ...

73€ - 150€

Train  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia Re / ...

73€ - 110€

Drive  •  9h 3m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre 913.1 km

110€ - 170€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 17h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 20m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Cinque Terre is 671 km. The road distance is 913.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre without a car is to train via Monterosso which takes 12h 20m and costs 70€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Monterosso station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre is 913 km. It takes approximately 9h 3m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre.

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  • Distance: 670.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Monterosso in around 12h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 310€
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 470€
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 480€
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 310€
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 480€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
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 Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 11€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 23€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Pavia to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
22€ - 25€
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Pavia to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 13€
Base Standard
23€ - 30€
Base Premium
29€ - 45€
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Frankfurt to Milano - Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Luxair, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 1024+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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