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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Corniglia 3265 / ...

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Train via Sestri Levante  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Sestri Levante Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Corniglia 3265 / ...

3 alternative options

Train via Levanto  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Levanto Re / ...

Taxi  •  1h 14m

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre 82.7 km

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre 82.7 km

Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between Santa Margherita Ligure and Cinque Terre is around 1h 24m and covers a distance of around 50 km. Operated by Trenitalia, the Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre train service departs from S.Margherita L.-Port and arrives in Corniglia. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

42 Weekly Trains
1h 24m Average Duration
€3 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre is to train which costs €3 - €8 and takes 1h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre is to taxi which takes 1h 14m and costs €100 - €130.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from S.Margherita L.-Port and arriving at Corniglia. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 24m.

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The distance between Santa Margherita Ligure and Cinque Terre is 46 km. The road distance is 82.7 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs €3 - €8.

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The train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Corniglia takes 1h 24m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from S.Margherita L.-Port station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Corniglia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre is 83 km. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 46.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy and Cinque Terre, Italy?

Trenitalia operates a train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Corniglia every 4 hours. Tickets cost €3 - €8 and the journey takes 1h 24m.

Train operators
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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €8
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €7
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €4
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€3 - €4
Train from Sestri Levante to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €6
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€5 - €6
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 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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Levanto
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €6
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Estimated price
€100 - €130
Taxi 5966
Phone
+39 010 5966
Website
5966.it
Gexi Genova Taxi
Phone
+39 010 89333
Website
gexi.it
Comat Prenotaxi
Phone
+39 010 77277
Website
prenotaxi.com

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