There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

$96 - $137

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Bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Turin to La Spezia

$37 - $113

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino 726 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin to La Spezia

$45 - $58

Train via Genova Brignole  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia Reg

$100 - $145

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Cinque Terre 359 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$102 - $328

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$115 - $276

Fly Lyon to Nice, train  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  2. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale

$99 - $352

Train to Geneva, fly to Pisa, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Pisa (PSA) GVA - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$100 - $362

Fly Lyon to Bologna, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$128 - $413

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Corniglia via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Lingotto and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Cinque Terre is 424 km. The road distance is 574.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 9 h 35 min and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Lyon to Cinque Terre train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 9 h 35 min and costs 80€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Cinque Terre is 574 km. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Lyon to Cinque Terre.

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Alitalia offers flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 264.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 35 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Lyon to Cinque Terre via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Lingotto, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Cinque Terre via Turin, Torino, Turin, La Spezia, Fornola, La Spezia - Ospedale, Hospital, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10 h 21 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$15 - $75
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
thello.com
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Turin to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
saj.it
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Turin to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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