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There are 5 ways to get from Vernazza to Alba by train, bus 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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Train, line 045 bus

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Asti
  3. Take the line 045 bus from Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi to Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria

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Train, line 045 bus via Sestri Levante

  1. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
  3. Take the line 045 bus from Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi to Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria

Train

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Torino Lingotto
  3. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Alba

Bus

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia - V.le Pietro Pozzoli to Savona
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione

Drive

  1. Drive from Vernazza to Alba

Vernazza to Alba by train and bus

The journey time between Vernazza and Alba is around 5h 32m and covers a distance of around 215 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 48m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Vernazza to Alba service departs from Vernazza and arrives in Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria. Typically 66 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 43m
Layover time:
1h 48m
Total time:
5h 32m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h
Journey distance:
215 km
Services per week:
66
Cheapest price:
€15
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:51
Last service departs at:
22:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vernazza to Alba train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vernazza to Alba is to train and line 045 bus which costs €15 - €70 and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Vernazza to Alba is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vernazza to Alba. However, there are services departing from Vernazza and arriving at Alba via Levanto, Genova Brignole and Torino Lingotto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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The distance between Vernazza and Alba is 145 km. The road distance is 250 km.

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The best way to get from Vernazza to Alba without a car is to train and line 045 bus which takes 5h 36m and costs €15 - €70.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Vernazza to Alba, including transfers.

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Vernazza to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Levanto station.

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The best way to get from Vernazza to Alba is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs €19 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 37m.

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Vernazza to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vernazza to Alba is 250 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Vernazza to Alba.

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Map of how to get from Vernazza to Alba.
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  • Distance: 145.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Vernazza, Italy and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Vernazza to Alba via Levanto, Genova Brignole, and Torino Lingotto in around 6h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vernazza to Alba via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia - Stazione FS, La Spezia - V.le Pietro Pozzoli, Savona, and Savona - Piazza Del Popolo in around 8h 37m.

Train operators
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 Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
Train from Genova Brignole to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Sestri Levante to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €22
Train from Torino Lingotto to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
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 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 Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Genova Brignole to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €11
Train from Sestri Levante to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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 Genova Brignole to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Bus operators
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.

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