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There are 8 ways to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

31€ - 81€

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Bus, train  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria 523 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia Re / ...

30€ - 47€

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Train via Savona  •  10h

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Savona Ec
  2. Take the train from Savona to Sestri Levante Re / ...

31€ - 50€

Bus  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Genoa, Genoa N482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to La Spezia, La Spezia 500 / ...

31€ - 40€

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Cinque Terre 497.6 km

60€ - 95€

Fly to Pisa, train  •  9h 26m

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

75€ - 239€

Fly to Genoa, train  •  10h 5m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Genoa (GOA) MRS - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso

90€ - 361€

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 15m

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

75€ - 356€

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cinque Terre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cinque Terre is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 60€ - 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 Marseille St Charles and arriving at Corniglia via Genova P.Za Principe and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Marseille and Cinque Terre is 360 km. The road distance is 497.6 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 30€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Marseille to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 30€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 36m.

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Pisa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 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: 360 km
  • Duration: 8h 15m

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

You can take a train from Marseille to Cinque Terre via Genova P.Za Principe and La Spezia Centrale in around 8h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Cinque Terre via Genoa, Genoa, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 36m.

Airlines
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Rome Ciampino, Cagliari
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Milan Bergamo, Cagliari
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 430€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Marseille to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Marseille to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Marseille to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Marseille to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 950€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
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€ - 290€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Thello
Train from Marseille St Charles to Savona
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Thello
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 15€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 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 Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 13€
Base Standard
23€ - 30€
Base Premium
29€ - 45€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
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 Savona to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
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 Savona to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 11€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Bus operators
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 Marseille to Genova, Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Marseille to Genova
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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 Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to La Spezia, La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Cinque Terre is 498 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Marseille to Cinque Terre.

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Air France, Transavia Holland, Lufthansa and seven other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 1024+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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