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There are 5 ways to get from Padova to Cinque Terre by train, bus or car

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Train via Florence  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Padova to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia Re

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Bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Padua to La Spezia 536

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Bus via Bologna  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Padua Via Fra' Paolo Sarpi to Bologna Autostazione Naples Metropark Central Parking - Venice Tronchetto Train Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS to La Spezia Ferry Terminal Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS - Cuneo Corso Monviso

Train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Padova to La Spezia Centrale Nj

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Padova to Cinque Terre 350 km

Padova to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between Padova and Cinque Terre is around 5h 12m and covers a distance of around 376 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Padova to Cinque Terre train service departs from Padova and arrives in Corniglia. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Trains
5h 12m Average Duration
€25 Cheapest Price
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Padova → Cinque Terre
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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.

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

Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Padova to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs €22 - €30 and takes 7h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Padova to Cinque Terre is to drive which takes 3h 43m and costs €60 - €90.

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No, there is no direct train from Padova to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Padova and arriving at Corniglia via Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Padova and Cinque Terre is 223 km. The road distance is 350 km.

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The best way to get from Padova to Cinque Terre without a car is to train via Florence which takes 5h 12m and costs €25 - €90.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Padova to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Padova to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Padova station.

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The best way to get from Padova to Cinque Terre is to train via Florence which takes 5h 12m and costs €25 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus via Bologna, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 5h 53m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Padova to Cinque Terre is 350 km. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Padova to Cinque Terre.

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  • Distance: 223.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 12m

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

You can take a train from Padova to Cinque Terre via Firenze S.M.N. in around 5h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Padova 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 5h 53m.

Train operators
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 Padova to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 Padova to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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 Padova to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €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 Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
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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Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Padova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Padua Via Fra' Paolo Sarpi to Bologna Autostazione
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Itabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Padua to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Padua to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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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