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There are 2 ways to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre by train or car

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Train  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale Re8
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic

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Drive  •  3h 48m

  1. Drive from Varenna to Cinque Terre 320.7 km

Varenna to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between Varenna and Cinque Terre is around 5h 25m and covers a distance of around 286 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 20m. Operated by Trenord, Trenitalia Intercity and Trenitalia, the Varenna to Cinque Terre train service departs from Varenna Esino and arrives in Corniglia. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Trains
5h 25m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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Varenna → Cinque Terre
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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.

Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre is to train, which costs €19 - €30 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs €55 - €80 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varenna to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Varenna Esino and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between Varenna and Cinque Terre is 213 km. The road distance is 320.7 km.

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The best way to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 5h 25m and costs €19 - €30.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Varenna to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varenna Esino station.

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Varenna to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Monterosso station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varenna to Cinque Terre is 321 km. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from Varenna to Cinque Terre.

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There are 435+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 212.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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

You can take a train from Varenna to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Monterosso in around 5h 25m.

Train operators
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 Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Trenord
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €20
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €20

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