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There are 10 ways to get from Munich to Cinque Terre by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
  4. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Firenze S.M.N.
  5. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS to La Spezia Ferry Terminal

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Pavia
  2. Take the train from Pavia to Levanto

Night train, train via Brescia

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Brescia
  2. Take the train from Brescia to Parma
  3. Take the train from Parma to La Spezia Centrale

Drive

  1. Drive from Munich to Cinque Terre

Train, fly to Genoa

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Genoa (GOA)
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

Train, fly to Florence

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Florence (FLR)
  3. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

Train, fly to Bologna

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bologna (BLQ)
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train, fly to Milan Linate

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Munich to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between Munich and Cinque Terre is around 12h 37m and covers a distance of around 799 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 13m. Operated by Transdev, Meridian, BOB & BRB, Railjet and others, the Munich to Cinque Terre train service departs from Muenchen Ost and arrives in Corniglia. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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 recommended.

The social distance requirement in Cinque Terre is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 12h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Cinque Terre is to train and fly which costs €95 - €310 and takes 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Ost and arriving at Corniglia via Kufstein, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero Brenner, Bolzano Bozen and Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 37m.

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It is 469 km from Munich to Cinque Terre. It is approximately 698.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Munich to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 12h 37m and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 37m to get from Munich to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Munich to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Muenchen Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 12h 37m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 12h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Munich to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Corniglia station.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 468.9 km
  • Duration: 12h 37m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Munich to Cinque Terre via Kufstein, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero Brenner, Bolzano Bozen, and Firenze S.M.N. in around 12h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Cinque Terre via Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS, La Spezia Ferry Terminal, Via Chiodo, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 12h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Munich to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €800
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
oebb.at
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 Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Parma to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Bolzano Bozen to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bolzano to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Muenchen Hbf to Pavia
Ave. Duration
11h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Nightjet
Night train from Muenchen Hbf to Brescia
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Nightjet
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 Pavia to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Brescia to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS to La Spezia Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Marino Autolinee

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