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There are 5 ways to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre by train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train Trenitalia Intercity  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale Ic

$41 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to La Spezia

$29 - $41

3 alternative options

Train via Genova Piazza Principe  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...

$38 - $71

Night train, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Menton to Genova Piazza Principe R
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia (Ge) La Spezia - Pisa

$31 - $56

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre 192.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Villefranche-sur-Mer and arriving at Corniglia via Ventimiglia and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cinque Terre is 198 km. The road distance is 307.5 km.

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The best way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Ventimiglia station.

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The best way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 6 h and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 34 min.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre is 307 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 123.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Villefranche-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Cinque Terre, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, Lirosi Linee operates a bus from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cinque Terre 3 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ventimiglia to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Piazza Principe to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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
Night train from Menton to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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