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There are 7 ways to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Levanto  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

$97 - $156

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Genoa, Genoa
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia

$55 - $98

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$101 - $155

Bus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genova to La Spezia

$76 - $93

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Cinque Terre 311.4 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$85 - $303

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  4. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$163 - $509

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 75 - SFr 95 and takes 10 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Levanto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Cinque Terre is 359 km. The road distance is 498.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 95 and takes 10 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lausanne to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Levanto station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 224.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Levanto in around 7 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Cinque Terre via Genova - Stazione Marittima, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, Genova - Via XX Settembre, Genova, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10 h 34 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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

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 Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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 Geneva to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Cinque Terre is 498 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Lausanne to Cinque Terre.

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Alitalia offers flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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