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

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Train  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

127€ - 221€

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Bus via Bologna  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bologna Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Geneva - Bus station > Milan > Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to La Spezia Bologna > Florence > La Spezia > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Montpellier / ...

41€ - 55€

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Bus  •  18h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Parma N410
  2. Take the bus from Parma to La Spezia, La Spezia 448

58€ - 73€

Night train, train  •  14h 53m

  1. Take the night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia Ic

55€ - 77€

Drive  •  10h 22m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Cinque Terre 1026.5 km

140€ - 210€

Fly Paris CDG to Genoa, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Genoa (GOA) CDG - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia

81€ - 405€

Fly Paris Orly to Pisa, train  •  6h 56m

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

74€ - 243€

Fly Paris CDG to Florence, train  •  8h 11m

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

87€ - 305€

Fly Paris Orly to Florence, train  •  8h 7m

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

79€ - 358€

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 53m

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

75€ - 248€

Fly Paris CDG to Bologna, train  •  9h 28m

  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

98€ - 374€

Fly Paris Orly to Nice, train  •  10h 37m

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

81€ - 289€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre is to bus via Bologna which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 20h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 6h 56m.

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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 Torino Porta Susa, Torino Lingotto and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 18m.

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The distance between Paris and Cinque Terre is 771 km. The road distance is 1026.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 10h 18m and costs 120€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 10h 18m 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 18m and costs 120€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 18h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Paris to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, 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 18m

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, Torino Lingotto, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Gallieni to Cinque Terre via Parma, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 18h 6m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Paris CDG to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 600€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
310€ - 800€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 850€
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 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Torino Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
20€ - 28€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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 Lingotto to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
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€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Thello
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 Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
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€
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€
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Laurent Du Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 20€
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, Paris to Parma
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Parma to La Spezia, La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Bologna to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
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
16€
Website
Marino Autolinee

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Cinque Terre is 1026 km. It takes approximately 10h 22m to drive from Paris to Cinque Terre.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 3419+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ 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 10€.

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