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

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Train  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Piacenza to Pontremoli Re
  2. Take the train from Pontremoli to La Spezia Centrale Re

12€ - 26€

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Train via Parma  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Piacenza to Parma Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Parma to La Spezia Centrale Re

13€ - 59€

Train, bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Piacenza to S. Stefano Di Magra Re
  2. Take the bus from Ponzano Bivio to La Spezia - Stazione FS Sc / ...

14€ - 27€

Bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Piacenza, Piacenza to Parma 497 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Parma to La Spezia, La Spezia 448

16€ - 24€

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Piacenza to Cinque Terre 190.6 km

25€ - 40€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Piacenza to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Piacenza to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Piacenza to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Piacenza and arriving at Corniglia via Pontremoli and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 16m.

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The distance between Piacenza and Cinque Terre is 103 km. The road distance is 190.6 km.

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The best way to get from Piacenza to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs 12€ - 27€.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Piacenza to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Piacenza to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs 12€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 5h 9m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Piacenza to Cinque Terre is 191 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Piacenza to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Piacenza to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 103.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

You can take a train from Piacenza to Cinque Terre via Pontremoli and La Spezia Centrale in around 4h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Piacenza to Cinque Terre via Parma, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 5h 9m.

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 Piacenza to Pontremoli
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Train from Pontremoli to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 7€
Train from Piacenza to Parma
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
8€ - 9€
Train from Parma to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Train from Piacenza to S. Stefano Di Magra
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Piacenza to Parma
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 40€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
8€ - 12€
Base Standard
21€ - 29€
Base Premium
28€ - 40€
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 Piacenza to Parma
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Bus operators
Azienda Trasporti Consortile
Phone
+39.0187.522511
Email
atcesercizio@atcesercizio.it
Website
atcesercizio.it
Bus from Ponzano Bivio to La Spezia - Stazione FS
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Schedules at
atcesercizio.it
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 Piacenza, Piacenza to Parma
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Parma to La Spezia, La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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