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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Cinque Terre by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Pisa, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Pisa (PSA) IST - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$109 - $287

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  10 h 48 min

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

$97 - $340

6 alternative options

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  11 h 6 min

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

$98 - $230

Bus  •  34 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to La Spezia

$212 - $294

Bus, night train  •  38 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to La Spezia

$201 - $256

Bus, train  •  39 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Genova Piazza Principe
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Sestri Levante Reg / ...

Night train, train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

$249 - $409

Drive  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Cinque Terre 1305.4 miles

$310 - $460

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs 550 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 11 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs 600 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Cinque Terre is 1609 km. The road distance is 2088.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Cinque Terre without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 21 min and costs 1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Istanbul to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Cinque Terre is 2089 km. It takes approximately 20 h 36 min to drive from Istanbul to Cinque Terre.

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Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 2835+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 1005.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 32 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Cinque Terre via Sofia, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 34 h 21 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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 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
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
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
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Çerkezköy to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Wien HBF to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
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 Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg

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