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There are 5 ways to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Annemasse Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic / ...

131€ - 257€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  13h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Martigny, Gare to Genoa Marittima Neuchatel-Genua-Savona
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Re / ...

43€ - 80€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Aosta Autostazione to Sestri Levante

50€ - 104€

Drive  •  4h 50m

  1. Drive from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre 426.5 km

50€ - 80€

Train, fly  •  9h

  1. Take the train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Annemasse
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

119€ - 268€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cinque Terre is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 13h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet and arriving at Corniglia via Annemasse, Geneve, Milano Centrale and Levanto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 56m.

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The distance between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Cinque Terre is 307 km. The road distance is 426.5 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 10h 56m and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 10h 56m to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 10h 56m and costs 130€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Levanto station.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 307.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 56m

What companies run services between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre via Annemasse, Geneve, Milano Centrale, and Levanto in around 10h 56m. Alternatively, Grouppo Stat operates a bus from Aosta Autostazione to Sestri Levante once a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 85€ and the journey takes 5h 55m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
Train operators
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 Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Bus operators
Grouppo Stat
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Martigny, Gare to Genoa Marittima
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 75€
Website
ExpressBus

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre is 426 km. It takes approximately 4h 50m to drive from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre.

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Alitalia offers flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 1027+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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