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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Pisa  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale Re
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...

€30 - €130

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Bus  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Prato 533
  2. Take the bus from Prato to La Spezia 503

€25 - €34

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Train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Corniglia Re

€30 - €93

Train, bus  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale 5843
  2. Take the bus from Bologna Centrale Station to La Spezia - Sarzana Catania - La Spezia

€30 - €66

Drive  •  4h 4m

  1. Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre 386.1 km

€45 - €70

Fly to Pisa, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Pisa (PSA) VCE - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

€34 - €271

Fly to Genoa, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Genoa (GOA) VCE - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

€40 - €148

Venice to Cinque Terre by train

The train journey time between Venice and Cinque Terre is around 6h 21m and covers a distance of around 413 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 42m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia and others, the Venice to Cinque Terre train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Corniglia. Typically 82 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 21m
Fastest train time:
4h 42m
Train distance:
413 km
Trains per week:
82
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:26
Last train departs at:
19:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Cinque Terre train schedules

Venice → Cinque Terre
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs €25 - €35 and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Corniglia via Firenze S.M.N., Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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The distance between Venice and Cinque Terre is 253 km. The road distance is 386.1 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Cinque Terre without a car is to train via Pisa which takes 5h 29m and costs €29 - €130.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Venice to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Venice to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Cinque Terre is to train via Pisa which takes 5h 29m and costs €29 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 9h 1m.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Pisa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Venice to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 253.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

You can take a train from Venice to Cinque Terre via Firenze S.M.N., Pisa Centrale, and La Spezia Centrale in around 5h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Cinque Terre via Prato, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €190
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €850
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €320
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €320
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €85
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €85
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Rome, Olbia
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Albawings
Website
albawings.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €150
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Pantelleria
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €150
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Venice to Pisa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Train operators
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €70
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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 S.M.N. to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
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 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Bologna Centrale Station to La Spezia - Sarzana
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Prato
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prato to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Cinque Terre is 386 km. It takes approximately 4h 4m to drive from Venice to Cinque Terre.

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Vueling Airlines, Albawings, British Airways and seven other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Pisa Airport.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs €8 - €11.

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