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There are 4 ways to get from Sanremo to Cinque Terre by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to La Spezia Centrale

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Train via Savona

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Savona
  2. Take the train from Savona to Sestri Levante

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sanremo Autostazione to La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli

Drive

  1. Drive from Sanremo to Cinque Terre

Sanremo to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between Sanremo and Cinque Terre is around 3h 43m and covers a distance of around 222 km. This includes an average layover time of around 19 min. Operated by Trenitalia Intercity and Trenitalia, the Sanremo to Cinque Terre train service departs from Sanremo and arrives in Corniglia. Typically eight trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

8 Weekly Trains
3h 43m Average Duration
€15 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Sanremo to Cinque Terre is to train which costs €15 - €23 and takes 3h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from Sanremo to Cinque Terre is to drive. Taking this option will cost €40 - €65 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sanremo to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Sanremo and arriving at Corniglia via La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Sanremo and Cinque Terre is 159 km. The road distance is 251.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sanremo to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs €15 - €23.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Sanremo to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sanremo to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs €15 - €23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €22 and takes 6h 4m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sanremo to Cinque Terre is 251 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Sanremo to Cinque Terre.

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  • Distance: 158.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Sanremo to La Spezia Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €14 - €20 and the journey takes 3h 11m. Alternatively, Lirosi Linee operates a bus from Sanremo Autostazione to La Spezia - v.le Pietro Pozzoli 3 times a week. Tickets cost €12 - €16 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

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).

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Sanremo to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Savona to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
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 Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Savona to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
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 Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Bus operators

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