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There are 12 ways to get from Paris to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale Ic

127€ - 172€

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Bus, train  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Aix-en-Provence > Toulon > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

35€ - 51€

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Train via Milan  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia Re

142€ - 201€

Bus  •  16h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Turin 729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin to La Spezia 49

57€ - 78€

Drive  •  10h 12m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Cinque Terre 1014.9 km

120€ - 190€

Fly Paris CDG to Florence, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Florence (FLR) CDG - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

88€ - 933€

Fly Paris Orly to Florence, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Florence (FLR) ORY - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

74€ - 297€

Fly Paris Orly to Pisa, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Pisa (PSA) ORY - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

59€ - 272€

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Linate (LIN) CDG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

64€ - 285€

Fly Paris Orly to Nice, train  •  10h 9m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Nice (NCE) ORY - NCE
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale

75€ - 236€

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Linate (LIN) ORY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

65€ - 229€

Fly Paris CDG to Bologna, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bologna (BLQ) CDG - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

94€ - 342€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 18h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Corniglia via Metro Xviii Dicembre, Torino Porta Nuova and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 36m.

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It is 771 km from Paris to Cinque Terre. It is approximately 1014.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 10h 36m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 10h 36m to get from Paris to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Paris to Cinque Terre train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 10h 36m and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 16h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Paris to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 770.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 36m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Paris Bercy to Cinque Terre via Torino Porta Susa, Metro Xviii Dicembre, Metro Porta Nuova, Torino Porta Nuova, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Cinque Terre via Turin, Fornola, La Spezia - Stadio Picco, and La Spezia Centrale in around 16h 40m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 120€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
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 Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
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€
Train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
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 Corniglia
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Turin
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
InterSaj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Turin to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 29€
Schedules at
saj.it
Book at
intersajticket.it
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Cinque Terre is 1015 km. It takes approximately 10h 12m to drive from Paris to Cinque Terre.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 640+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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