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There are 12 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly to Genoa, train  •  6 h 57 min

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

$148 - $586

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Bus Ouibus  •  18 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Milan Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Cavi 27

$52 - $81

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Fly to Florence, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) FRA - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$111 - $388

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 38 min

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

$115 - $344

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h

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

$118 - $315

Fly to Bologna, train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
  3. Take the train from Parma to La Spezia C.

$112 - $395

Fly to Turin, train  •  8 h 55 min

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

$132 - $383

Train  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$128 - $290

Train via Basel SBB  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

$166 - $311

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Parma N77
  2. Take the bus from Parma to La Spezia 505

$60 - $98

Train, drive  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Cinque Terre

$154 - $273

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre 579.9 miles

$130 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 18 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 550€ and takes 6 h 57 min.

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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 La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 6 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Cinque Terre is 671 km. The road distance is 927.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 12 h 6 min and costs 110€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min 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, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 12 h 6 min and costs 110€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 419.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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 La Spezia Centrale in around 12 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre via Parma, La Spezia, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 16 h 48 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $3,400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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 Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $12
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Parma to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Parma
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Parma to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Cavi
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
autostradale.it

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre is 928 km. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Genoa Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Cinque Terre train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and two other operators.

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There are 2836+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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