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

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Train  •  9h 43m

  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 - $131

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Bus, train  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Genova
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia

$20 - $112

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Bus  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino N521 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to La Spezia 503

$37 - $61

Train via Genova Piazza Principe  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Piazza Principe Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Sestri Levante Reg / ...

$83 - $132

Drive  •  6h 14m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Cinque Terre 359 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Lyon to Nice, train  •  9h 21m

  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 La Spezia Centrale

$100 - $339

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 19m

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

$98 - $316

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 8m

  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 Monterosso

$114 - $275

Fly Lyon to Bologna, train  •  8h 14m

  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

$117 - $402

Fly Lyon to Venice, train  •  9h 51m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre 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

$92 - $383

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 6h 14m.

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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 9h 43m.

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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 9h 43m and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 9h 43m 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 9h 43m and costs 80€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Lyon 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 Lyon to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 264.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 43m

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 9h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Cinque Terre via Turin, Torino, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 28m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
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 Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
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 Gare Perrache to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lyon to Torino
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23
Website
Marino Autolinee
Autolinee Giuliano s.a.s di Giuliano Renato &C.
Phone
+39 0974.836185
Website
giulianobus.com
Bus from Turin to Genova
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
giulianobus.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Turin to Genova
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
saj.it

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

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Air France, Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29m and costs 9€ - 15€.

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