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There are 2 ways to get from Milan to Cinque Terre by train or car

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Train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic

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Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Milan to Cinque Terre 248.7 km
Milan → Cinque Terre
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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The national 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 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Milan to Cinque Terre is to train, which costs €14 - €23 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Corniglia via Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Milan and Cinque Terre is 155 km. The road distance is 248.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs €14 - €23.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Milan to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Milan to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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Milan to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Monterosso station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Cinque Terre is 249 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Milan to Cinque Terre.

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There are 534+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 154.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Cinque Terre, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso every 4 hours. Tickets cost €13 - €20 and the journey takes 2h 51m.

Train operators
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).

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
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

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