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There are 3 ways to get from Lucca to Cinque Terre by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Lucca to Viareggio Re
  2. Take the train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...

7€ - 48€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Lucca to La Spezia Bologna > Lucca > Viareggio > Massa > La Spezia

9€ - 12€

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Lucca to Cinque Terre 103.4 km

13€ - 20€

Lucca → Cinque Terre
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The cheapest way to get from Lucca to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucca to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucca to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Lucca and arriving at Corniglia via Viareggio and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Lucca and Cinque Terre is 70 km. The road distance is 103.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lucca to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 7€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Lucca to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Lucca to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Lucca station.

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The best way to get from Lucca to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 7€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 2h 36m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucca to Cinque Terre is 103 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Lucca to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Lucca to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 70.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between Lucca, Italy and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucca to Cinque Terre via Viareggio and La Spezia Centrale in around 2h 26m. Alternatively, Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Lucca to La Spezia once daily. Tickets cost 8€ and the journey takes 1h 35m.

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 Lucca to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
4€ - 5€
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 9€
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 Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
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 Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 40€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
8€ - 12€
Base Standard
21€ - 29€
Base Premium
27€ - 40€
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucca to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€
Website
Marino Autolinee

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