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There are 12 ways to get from London to Cinque Terre by plane, train, night bus, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Pisa, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pisa (PSA)
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

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Fly London Stansted to Pisa, train

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Pisa (PSA)
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

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Fly London City to Florence, train

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR)
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Pisa Centrale
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

Fly London Stansted to Genoa, train

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Genoa (GOA)
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Fly London City to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Fly London Stansted to Milan Bergamo, train

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S.
  3. Take the train from Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S. to Torino Porta Nuova
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale

Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Cinque Terre

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Cinque Terre

London to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between London and Cinque Terre is around 24h 15m and covers a distance of around 1430 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 39m. The fastest train normally takes 21h 37m. Operated by Eurostar, Transilien, TGV inOui and others, the London to Cinque Terre train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Corniglia. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
11h 36m
Layover time:
12h 39m
Total time:
24h 15m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
21h 37m
Train distance:
1430 km
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€235
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:24
Last train departs at:
20:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Cinque Terre train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from London to Cinque Terre is to fly and train, which costs £30 - £140 and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs £40 - £230 and takes 7h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Corniglia via Gare du Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S., Torino Porta Nuova and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 39m.

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The distance between London and Cinque Terre is 1100 km.

The best way to get from London to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 14h 39m and costs £190 - £480.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from London to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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London to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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London to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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KLM, Transavia Holland, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Pisa Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 1100.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 9m

What companies run services between London, England and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Cinque Terre via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S., Torino Porta Nuova, and La Spezia Centrale in around 14h 39m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €80
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€14 - €80
Flights from London Stansted to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €130
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Lourdes/Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €160
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €250
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
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 Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €28
Train from Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S. to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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
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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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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S.
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€156
Website
Eurotunnel
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Blablabus
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