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

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Fly Paris Orly to Pisa, train

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

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Florence, train

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

Fly Paris Orly to Florence, train

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

Fly Paris Orly to Nice, train

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bologna, train

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

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Linate, train

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

Train via Turin

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Parma
  2. Take the bus from Parma Via Villa Sant'Angelo to La Spezia Ferry Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Cinque Terre

Paris to Cinque Terre by train

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10h 3m Average Duration
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 1.5 metres.

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

No, returning to France from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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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 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cinque Terre is to fly and train which costs €45 - €330 and takes 5h 59m.

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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 3m.

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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 via Turin which takes 10h 3m and costs €65 - €220.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m 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 via Turin which takes 10h 3m and costs €65 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €85 and takes 16h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Pisa 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: 5h 59m

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 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Cinque Terre via Parma Via Villa Sant'Angelo, La Spezia Ferry Terminal, Via Chiodo, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 16h 38m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €500
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €400
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Train operators
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 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 26m
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 32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€85 - €95
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 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
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
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
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 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
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
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
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 Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Parma
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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 Parma Via Villa Sant'Angelo to La Spezia Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Marino Autolinee
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
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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easyJet offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 448+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to night bus which takes 16 min and costs €2 - €11.

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