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There are 5 ways to get from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre by train, taxi 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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Train  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

Cheapest option

Train via Sestri Levante  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Corniglia 3265 / ...

3 alternative options

Train #2  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Corniglia Re

Taxi  •  1h 31m

  1. Take a taxi from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre 111 km

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre 111 km

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The cheapest way to get from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre is to train via Sestri Levante which costs €5 - €14 and takes 2h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €130 - €170 and takes 1h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova P.Za Principe and arriving at Corniglia. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Genova Piazza Principe Station and Cinque Terre is 71 km. The road distance is 111 km.

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The best way to get from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs €7 - €50.

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It takes approximately 1h 36m to get from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Genova P.Za Principe station.

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Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre is 111 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 71 km
  • Duration: 1h 36m

What companies run services between Genova Piazza Principe Station, Italy and Cinque Terre, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost €10 - €45 and the journey takes 1h 4m. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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 P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
Train from Sestri Levante to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €6
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€5 - €6
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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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Other operators
Taxi from Genova Piazza Principe Station to Cinque Terre
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Estimated price
€130 - €170
Taxi 5966
Phone
+39 010 5966
Website
5966.it
Gexi Genova Taxi
Phone
+39 010 89333
Website
gexi.it
Comat Prenotaxi
Phone
+39 010 77277
Website
prenotaxi.com

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