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There are 14 ways to get from London to Cinque Terre by plane, train, bus, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly London Heathrow to Pisa, train  •  7h 14m

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

123€ - 685€

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Fly London Stansted to Pisa, train  •  7h 46m

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

55€ - 430€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Pisa (PSA) LGW - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

77€ - 355€

Train to London Luton, fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Pisa (PSA) LTN - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

83€ - 356€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Genoa, train  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Genoa (GOA) LGW - GOA
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia

56€ - 540€

Fly London City to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 37m

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

70€ - 239€

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LHR - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

69€ - 670€

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna, train  •  9h 30m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

69€ - 566€

Train  •  14h 14m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lyon Part Dieu Eil
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

262€ - 518€

Bus, train  •  21h 53m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Corniglia Ic / ...

152€ - 255€

Bus  •  28h 1m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Aosta
  3. Take the bus from Aosta to La Spezia

127€ - 173€

Train, night train  •  18h 20m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia Ic / ...

173€ - 438€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 35m

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

329€ - 425€

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 54m

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

206€ - 311€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs £45 - £390 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs £110 - £650 and takes 7h 14m.

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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 Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Lingotto and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 14m.

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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 14m and costs £230 - £470.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m 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 best way to get from London to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 14h 14m and costs £230 - £470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £160 and takes 28h 1m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 1100.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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 Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Lingotto, and La Spezia Centrale in around 14h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Cinque Terre via Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Aosta, Aosta Autostazione, Quart - Amerique, Aosta, and La Spezia in around 28h 1m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from London Gatwick to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 1100€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 1100€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 850€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 130€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from London Luton to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 950€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 130€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 1200€
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 Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once 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 Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 24€
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
Every 15 minutes
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
190€ - 380€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
330€ - 380€
Standard
190€ - 230€
Standard Premier
240€ - 310€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Thello
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
RegioJet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Aosta
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
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
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Schedules at
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Ferry operators

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

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There are 3360+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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