There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre by train, bus or car

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Train via Levanto  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

$49 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia 500

$20 - $38

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$51 - $84

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Cinque Terre 208 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 40 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Cinque Terre is 218 km. The road distance is 332.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Levanto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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There are 3253+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 136.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Levanto in around 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Cinque Terre via Milan, Milan, La Spezia, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 7 h 20 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 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
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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