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There are 8 ways to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Genoa N504
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

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Bus, train via Turin  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Turin
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Genova P.Za Principe Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

Bus, train via Turin #2  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Aosta
  2. Take the train from Aosta to Torino Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Genoa N504
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to La Spezia N552 / ...

Train  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Annemasse L3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

Drive  •  4h 50m

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

Train, fly to Milan Linate  •  8h 46m

  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 Pavia to Levanto

Train, fly to Florence  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Annemasse
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Florence (FLR) GVA - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre by bus and train

The journey time between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Cinque Terre is around 8h 42m and covers a distance of around 436 km. This includes an average layover time of around 55 min. Operated by FlixBus, Trenitalia Intercity and Trenitalia, the Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre service departs from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet and arrives in Corniglia. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

5 Weekly Services
8h 42m Average Duration
€24 Cheapest Price
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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs €23 - €40 and takes 8h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs €60 - €90 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 54m.

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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 bus and train which takes 8h 42m and costs €23 - €40.

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It takes approximately 8h 42m 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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), 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 bus which takes 10h 15m and costs €28 - €40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €120 - €240 and takes 10h 54m.

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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: 8h 42m

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

You can take a bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre via Genoa, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 10h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Cinque Terre via Annemasse, Geneve, Milano Centrale, and Levanto in around 10h 54m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Train operators
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 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
Train from Torino Lingotto to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€15 - €22
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 Pavia to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
Train from Torino Lingotto to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €22
Train from Aosta to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
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
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 Torino Lingotto to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
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
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
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 St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
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 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Genoa
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Aosta
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Genoa Via Fanti D'Italia to La Spezia Giosue Carducci
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Itabus

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