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

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

Train  •  7 h 46 min

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

$99 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Aosta 405
  2. Take the bus from Aosta to La Spezia

$36 - $60

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Visp 90
  2. Take the train from Visp to Domodossola 6 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  4. Take the bus from Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1 to Genova - Piazza Principe Station
  5. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia

$126 - $232

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Cinque Terre 311.4 miles

$75 - $110

Train, fly to Pisa  •  6 h 21 min

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

$75 - $339

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

$134 - $304

Train, fly to Florence  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Florence (FLR) GVA - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$87 - $331

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 Monterosso in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Cinque Terre via Aosta, Aosta Autostazione, Quart - Amerique, Aosta, La Spezia, Ponzano - Vaccari, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 11 h 36 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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
Trenitalia
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 Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Aosta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Aosta to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Autoticino
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
autoticino.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1 to Genova - Piazza Principe Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
autoticino.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lausanne and Cinque Terre is 359 km. The road distance is 498 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 11 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre is to drive which takes 5 h 47 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 110.

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 Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Lausanne to Cinque Terre, including transfers.