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There are 7 ways to get from Marseille 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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Thello, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the Thello from Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

$73 - $96

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Bus  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Savona 404
  2. Take the bus from Savona to La Spezia

$33 - $49

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Bus, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille Saint Charles to Genova
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia (Ge) La Spezia - Pisa

$74 - $108

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Cinque Terre 314.4 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 48m

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

$130 - $500

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

$105 - $322

Fly to Bologna, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bologna (BLQ) MRS - 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

$133 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Saint-Charles and arriving at Corniglia via Genova Piazza Principe and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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The distance between Marseille and Cinque Terre is 360 km. The road distance is 503 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre without a car is to Thello and train which takes 7h 54m and costs 60€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Marseille to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Thello, depart from Saint-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre is to Thello and train which takes 7h 54m and costs 60€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 8h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Pisa Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 55m and has one stopover.

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Marseille 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 Marseille to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 225 miles
  • Duration: 7h 54m

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

You can take a train from Marseille to Cinque Terre via Genova Piazza Principe and La Spezia Centrale in around 7h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Cinque Terre via Savona, La Spezia, Via Chiodo, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 8h 29m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Ajaccio, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Marseille to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
thello.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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
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 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 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
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
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 Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Savona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Savona to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille Saint Charles to Genova
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Cinque Terre is 503 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Marseille to Cinque Terre.

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Air Corsica, Air France, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Pisa 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 Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs 1€ - 4€.

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