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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 Pisa  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Padova to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale Re
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...

28€ - 124€

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Bus  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Padua to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to La Spezia, La Spezia 448

23€ - 31€

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 16m

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

28€ - 87€

Train, bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Padova to Bologna Centrale 8909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to La Spezia Bologna > Lucca > Viareggio > Massa > La Spezia

32€ - 61€

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Padova to Cinque Terre 352.7 km

45€ - 70€

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The cheapest way to get from Padova to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Padova to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 46m.

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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., Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Padova and Cinque Terre is 223 km. The road distance is 352.7 km.

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The best way to get from Padova to Cinque Terre without a car is to train via Pisa which takes 5h 9m and costs 28€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m 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 Pisa which takes 5h 9m and costs 28€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 7h 29m.

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Padova to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Padova to Cinque Terre is 353 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Padova to Cinque Terre.

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  • Distance: 223.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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., Pisa Centrale, and La Spezia Centrale in around 5h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Padova to Cinque Terre via Bologna, Bologna, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 7h 29m.

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€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 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 Padova to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
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Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Padova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
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Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 19€
Smart Flex
29€ - 40€
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 Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 23€
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€
Website
Marino Autolinee
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Padua to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to La Spezia, La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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