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There are 14 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre by train, plane, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pisa (PSA) LHR - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

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Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Pisa  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Pisa (PSA) LGW - PSA
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

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Train to London Stansted, fly to Pisa, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Pisa (PSA) STN - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

Train to London City, fly to Florence, train  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

Train to London Stansted, fly to Genoa, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Genoa (GOA) STN - GOA
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

Train to London City, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train to London Stansted, fly to Milan Bergamo, bus, train  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STN - BGY
  3. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Train to London Stansted, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) STN - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

Bus, train  •  20h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to Antwerp
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

Train, bus via Milan  •  23h 33m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford- Montifichet Road Stop U to Paris
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic

Train, bus  •  28h 58m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford- Montifichet Road Stop U to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Parma
  4. Take the bus from Parma Via Villa Sant'Angelo to La Spezia Ferry Terminal

Train, bus #2  •  30h 40m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford- Montifichet Road Stop U to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante Ic / ...

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 39m

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Cinque Terre

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 21m

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Cinque Terre

Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Southend-on-Sea and Cinque Terre is around 23h 33m and covers a distance of around 1659 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 23m. Operated by Greater Anglia, FlixBus, Bus RATP and others, the Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre service departs from Southend Victoria and arrives in Corniglia. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

5 Weekly Services
23h 33m Average Duration
€112 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre is to train and bus which costs £65 - £100 and takes 30h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre is to train and fly which costs £60 - £410 and takes 7h 58m.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Cinque Terre is 1062 km.

The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre without a car is to bus and train which takes 20h 46m and costs £300 - £550.

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Pisa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 1062 km
  • Duration: 7h 58m

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Cinque Terre, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Southend-on-Sea to Cinque Terre. However, you can take the train to London Liverpool Street, take the walk to Liverpool Street Station, take the train to Paddington Station, take the walk to London Paddington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Pisa, take the walk to Pisa Airport, take the train to Pisa Centrale, take the train to La Spezia Centrale, then take the train to Cinque Terre. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Fenchurch Street, take the walk to London Bridge, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Pisa, take the walk to Pisa Airport, take the train to Pisa Centrale, take the train to La Spezia Centrale, then take the train to Cinque Terre.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa via Billund
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Flights from London Stansted to Pisa via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Flights from London Stansted to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €330
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€13 - €330
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€13 - €330
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €800
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €1400
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €1600
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €950
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €45
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€41 - €45
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
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
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 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 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 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
c2c
Phone
+44 345 744 4422
Email
contact@c2crail.co.uk
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
c2c
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
c2c
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€14 - €18
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Website
Thalys
Standard
€150 - €220
Comfort
€170 - €230
Premium
€240 - €330
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Maidstone to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 London Stratford- Montifichet Road Stop U to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Parma
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Parma Via Villa Sant'Angelo to La Spezia Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Marino Autolinee
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€96
Standard Car - Premium
€153

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