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

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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Fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pisa (PSA) MAD - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

63€ - 249€

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia

44€ - 385€

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Fly to Genoa, train  •  7h 55m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Genoa (GOA) MAD - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia

87€ - 374€

Fly to Florence, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Florence (FLR) MAD - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

83€ - 174€

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 34m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia

74€ - 304€

Fly to Bologna, train  •  9h 59m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bologna (BLQ) MAD - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

57€ - 273€

Train  •  18h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale Ic / ...

120€ - 205€

Bus  •  23h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Montpellier N748
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to La Spezia Montpellier > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > La Spezia > Florence > Bologna

66€ - 82€

Bus, train  •  47h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Genova
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia Re / ...

186€ - 258€

Drive  •  15h 22m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Cinque Terre 1559.7 km

210€ - 310€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 23h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 7h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Corniglia via Marseille St Charles, Genova P.Za Principe and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h.

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The distance between Madrid and Cinque Terre is 1177 km. The road distance is 1559.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 18h and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Madrid to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Madrid to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 18h and costs 120€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 23h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 1176.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 31m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Madrid to Cinque Terre via Marseille St Charles, Genova P.Za Principe, and La Spezia Centrale in around 18h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Cinque Terre via Montpellier, La Spezia, Via Chiodo, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 23h 36m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 140€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 300€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Madrid to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 280€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 110€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 340€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 420€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Pisa via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Madrid to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 200€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Train operators
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
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 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 23€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 15€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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
Every 15 minutes
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Thello
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 Madrid, Madrid to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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 Montpellier to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Genova
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180€ - 250€
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Cinque Terre is 1560 km. It takes approximately 15h 22m to drive from Madrid to Cinque Terre.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Pisa Airport.

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