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There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Cinque Terre by train or car

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Train via Levanto  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic / ...

15€ - 31€

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia Re

14€ - 29€

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Milan to Cinque Terre 248.7 km

30€ - 45€

Milan to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between Milan and Cinque Terre is around 3h 42m and covers a distance of around 216 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 9m. Operated by Trenitalia Intercity and Trenitalia, the Milan to Cinque Terre train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Corniglia. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Cinque Terre train schedules

Milan → Cinque Terre
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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 metre.

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

Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Milan to Cinque Terre is to train via Levanto, which costs 14€ - 35€ and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Corniglia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 3m.

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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 via Levanto which takes 3h 21m and costs 14€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m 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 Levanto 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 640+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 154.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Levanto every 4 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 19€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Trenitalia also services this route twice a week.

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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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€

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