There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Monterosso  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic / ...

113€ - 221€

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Bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Turin, Torino N405 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin to La Spezia

35€ - 41€

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Train  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia Re

116€ - 207€

Train, bus  •  12h

  1. Take the train from Genève to Martigny 90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Martigny, Gare to Genoa Marittima
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Re / ...

75€ - 146€

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Cinque Terre 494.2 km

65€ - 100€

Fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Pisa (PSA) GVA - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

50€ - 304€

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 23m

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

54€ - 254€

Fly to Nice, train  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE
  2. Take the train from St Laurent Du Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale

60€ - 186€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 9h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 19m.

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The distance between Geneva and Cinque Terre is 363 km. The road distance is 494.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre without a car is to train via Monterosso which takes 8h 19m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 8h 19m to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Geneva to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre is to train via Monterosso which takes 8h 19m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 9h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Pisa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Geneva to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Monterosso station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 362.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 19m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Geneva to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Monterosso in around 8h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Cinque Terre via Turin, Torino, Turin, Fornola, La Spezia Via Fiume, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9h 53m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Pisa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Pisa via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 850€
Flights from Geneva to Pisa via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 850€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Martigny
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
10€ - 13€
Base 2nd Class
22€ - 27€
Base 1st Class
35€ - 38€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
6€ - 8€
Base 2nd Class
10€ - 12€
Base 1st Class
17€ - 20€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
6€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
12€ - 15€
Base 1st Class
20€ - 23€
Train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
10€ - 13€
Base 2nd Class
24€ - 29€
Base 1st Class
36€ - 40€
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Laurent Du Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Torino
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Turin to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€
Schedules at
saj.it
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Martigny, Gare to Genoa Marittima
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
ExpressBus

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Cinque Terre is 494 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Geneva to Cinque Terre.

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Swiss, Air Dolomiti, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 3199+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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