There are 2 ways to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre by train or car
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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.
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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.
The quickest way to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs €55 - €80 and takes 3h 48m.
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.
The distance between Varenna and Cinque Terre is 213 km. The road distance is 320.7 km.
The best way to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 5h 25m and costs €19 - €30.
It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Varenna to Cinque Terre, including transfers.
Varenna to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varenna Esino station.
Varenna to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Monterosso station.
Yes, the driving distance between Varenna to Cinque Terre is 321 km. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from Varenna to Cinque Terre.
There are 435+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at €87 per night.
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.
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.
Train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 5m
- Estimated price
- €5 - €7
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).
Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 53m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- €13 - €20
- Trenitalia Intercity
- 2nd Class
- €13 - €20
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