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There are 5 ways to get from Toulon to Cinque Terre by bus, train 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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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Toulon to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Sestri Levante

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Train

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Nice Ville
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Toulon to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Via Fanti D'Italia to La Spezia Giosue Carducci

Train via Savona

  1. Take the train from Toulon to Nice Ville
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Sestri Levante

Drive

  1. Drive from Toulon to Cinque Terre
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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 recommended.

The social distance requirement in Cinque Terre is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to France from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toulon to Cinque Terre is to bus and train which costs €18 - €30 and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Toulon to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs €75 - €120 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toulon to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Toulon and arriving at Corniglia via Nice Ville, Ventimiglia, Genova P.Za Principe and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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It is 324 km from Toulon to Cinque Terre. It is approximately 448.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Toulon to Cinque Terre without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 29m and costs €18 - €30.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Toulon to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Toulon to Cinque Terre train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Toulon station.

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The best way to get from Toulon to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 7h 53m and costs €70 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €40 and takes 9h 3m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulon to Cinque Terre is 449 km. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from Toulon to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Toulon to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 324.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

What companies run services between Toulon, France and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Toulon to Cinque Terre via Nice Ville, Ventimiglia, Genova P.Za Principe, and La Spezia Centrale in around 7h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toulon to Cinque Terre via Genoa Via Fanti D'Italia, La Spezia Giosue Carducci, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9h 3m.

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
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
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 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 Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
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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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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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 Toulon to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€19 - €28
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €45
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 Toulon to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Bus operators
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 Toulon to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
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 Toulon to Genoa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €22
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
Twice daily
Website
Itabus

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