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There are 4 ways to get from Menton to Portofino by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$20 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Menton to Genova

$15 - $23

2 alternative options

Night train, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the night train from Menton to Genova Piazza Principe R
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$17 - $36

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Menton to Portofino 132.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Menton to Portofino is to bus which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Menton to Portofino is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Menton to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Menton and arriving at Portofino via Genova, San Lorenzo and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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The distance between Menton and Portofino is 148 km. The road distance is 212.4 km.

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The best way to get from Menton to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 17€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Menton to Portofino, including transfers.

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Menton to Portofino bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, depart from Menton station.

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The best way to get from Menton to Portofino is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 17€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 7 h.

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Menton to Portofino bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Genova station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Menton to Portofino is 212 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Menton to Portofino.

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  • Distance: 92.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between Menton, France and Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from Menton to Portofino via Ventimiglia, Genova Piazza Principe, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, Lirosi Linee operates a bus from Menton to Portofino 3 times a week. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $6
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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
Night train from Menton to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Menton to Genova
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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