There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 46m

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

32€ - 97€

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Bus, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to PISA - Via Pietrasantina Parcheggio Baltour
  2. Take the train from Pisa S. Rossore to La Spezia Centrale Re

22€ - 35€

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Bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Florence, Florence 1518 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Florence to La Spezia Bologna > Florence > La Spezia > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Montpellier

28€ - 37€

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Rome to Cinque Terre 450.9 km

60€ - 90€

Fly to Pisa, train  •  5h 19m

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

69€ - 295€

Fly to Genoa, train  •  5h 52m

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

63€ - 220€

Fly to Florence, train  •  6h 20m

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

69€ - 250€

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia

65€ - 210€

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FCO - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia

55€ - 241€

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 7h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Cinque Terre is to train which costs 30€ - 100€ and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Roma Tiburtina and arriving at Corniglia via La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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The distance between Rome and Cinque Terre is 335 km. The road distance is 450.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs 30€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Rome to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Rome to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs 30€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 8h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Rome 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 Rome to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 335.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Tiburtina to La Spezia Centrale twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 95€ and the journey takes 3h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Cinque Terre via Florence, La Spezia, Via Chiodo, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 8h 6m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Pisa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 250€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 250€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
640€ - 670€
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 Roma Tiburtina to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
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€
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 S. Rossore to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 11€
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 Genova Brignole to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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€
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 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
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 Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to PISA - Via Pietrasantina Parcheggio
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Baltour
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 Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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 Florence to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Cinque Terre is 451 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Rome to Cinque Terre.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Pisa Airport.

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There are 3349+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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