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There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 42m

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

74€ - 144€

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Bus, train  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Aix-en-Provence > Toulon > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Re / ...

26€ - 71€

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Train via Genoa  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia Re / ...

74€ - 142€

Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Turin N521 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin to La Spezia 49

33€ - 55€

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Cinque Terre 570.1 km

70€ - 110€

Fly Lyon to Nice, train  •  9h 45m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale

83€ - 250€

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

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

102€ - 433€

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 35m

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

112€ - 684€

Fly Lyon to Bologna, train  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

99€ - 325€

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

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs 25€ - 75€ and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 10m.

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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 Torino Porta Susa, Torino Lingotto and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 42m.

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The distance between Lyon and Cinque Terre is 424 km. The road distance is 570.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 8h 42m and costs 70€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 8h 42m to get from Lyon to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Lyon to Cinque Terre train services, operated by TGV inOui, 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 8h 42m and costs 70€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Nice 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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  • Distance: 423.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 42m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Cinque Terre via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Lingotto, and La Spezia Centrale in around 8h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Cinque Terre via Turin, Turin, Turin, Fornola, Ospedale, Via Veneto, Hospital, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
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 Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
40€ - 60€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base Standard
20€ - 28€
Base Premium
26€ - 40€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
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 Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
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
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 23€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Turin
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 26€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon, Perrache to Torino
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
InterSaj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Turin to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€
Schedules at
saj.it
Book at
intersajticket.it

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Cinque Terre is 570 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Lyon to Cinque Terre.

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

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