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There are 8 ways to get from Luthern to Cinque Terre by train, night train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic

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Bus  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milan 1524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to La Spezia 500

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Train, night train  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Milano Porta Garibaldi 85 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Milano Rogoredo to Levanto Nj

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Luthern to Cinque Terre 492.3 km

Train, fly to Florence  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train, fly to Genoa  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Genoa (GOA) ZRH - GOA
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

Train, fly to Bologna  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bologna (BLQ) ZRH - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia
Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cinque Terre is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cinque Terre is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Cinque Terre is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Switzerland from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Luthern to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 90 - SFr 140 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luthern to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Corniglia via Lugano, Milano Centrale and Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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The distance between Luthern and Cinque Terre is 344 km. The road distance is 492.3 km.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 7h 29m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Luthern to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Luthern to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 7h 29m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Luthern to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Monterosso station.

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Map of how to get from Luthern to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 343.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

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

You can take a train from Luthern to Cinque Terre via Lugano, Milano Centrale, and Monterosso in around 7h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luthern to Cinque Terre via Milan, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 39m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Zurich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €850
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €850
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €490
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Milano Rogoredo to Levanto
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Nightjet
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 Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
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 Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
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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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
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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 to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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
Bus from Luzern to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
RegioJet
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Marino Autolinee

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Yes, the driving distance between Luthern to Cinque Terre is 492 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Luthern to Cinque Terre.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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