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There are 10 ways to get from Positano to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Rome  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Tiburtina Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

75€ - 176€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Positano to Roma Marozzi
  2. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to La Spezia, La Spezia 500

43€ - 55€

8 alternative options

Train  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi 1
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Ic

44€ - 71€

Train, bus  •  16h 21m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Via Gianturco 1
  2. Take the bus from Santa Maria Capua Vetere to La Spezia

52€ - 80€

Drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Positano to Cinque Terre 691.2 km

85€ - 130€

Line 5070 bus, line 1 train, fly to Genoa, train  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the line 5070 bus from Positano Sponda to Meta
  2. Take the line 1 train from Meta to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Genoa (GOA) NAP - GOA
  4. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso

50€ - 249€

Fly to Pisa, train  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Pisa (PSA) NAP - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

65€ - 287€

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 56m

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Milan Linate (LIN) NAP - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

56€ - 331€

Line 5070 bus, line 1 train, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the line 5070 bus from Positano Sponda to Meta
  2. Take the line 1 train from Meta to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) NAP - BGY
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

52€ - 286€

Line 5070 bus, line 1 train, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the line 5070 bus from Positano Sponda to Meta
  2. Take the line 1 train from Meta to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NAP - MXP
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

65€ - 314€

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The cheapest way to get from Positano to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Positano to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7h 6m.

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The distance between Positano and Cinque Terre is 552 km. The road distance is 691.2 km.

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The best way to get from Positano to Cinque Terre without a car is to train via Rome which takes 8h 7m and costs 70€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 8h 7m to get from Positano to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Positano to Cinque Terre is to train via Rome which takes 8h 7m and costs 70€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Positano to Cinque Terre is 691 km. It takes approximately 7h 6m to drive from Positano to Cinque Terre.

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 3431+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Positano to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 551.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 7m

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

You can take a train from Positano to Cinque Terre via Castellammare di Stabia, Napoli P. Garibaldi, Napoli Centrale, Roma Tiburtina, and La Spezia Centrale in around 8h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Positano to Cinque Terre via Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 14h 26m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Naples to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Flights from Naples to Pisa via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Flights from Naples to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Naples to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Naples to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Pisa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
Flights from Naples to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 270€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 26€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Roma Tiburtina to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
25€ - 35€
Base Standard
35€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 13€
Base Standard
23€ - 30€
Base Premium
29€ - 45€
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Napoli Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Train from Genova Brignole to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 11€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Train from Sorrento to Via Gianturco
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Train from Meta to Napoli P. Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
2nd Class
5€ - 10€
Bus operators
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Positano to Roma
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
Marozzi VT
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 Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to La Spezia, La Spezia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sellitto
Phone
+39 0824 46304
Email
info@sellitto.com
Website
sellitto.com
Bus from Santa Maria Capua Vetere to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
sellitto.com
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