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

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Train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Zug(Ch) to Chiasso Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso Ic / ...

80€ - 186€

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Train via Lugano  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Zug(Ch) to Lugano Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia Re / ...

81€ - 151€

Bus, train  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Zug to Sesto San Giovanni Singen - Fabrizia
  2. Take the train from Pavia to Corniglia Re / ...

Drive  •  5h 36m

  1. Drive from Zug to Cinque Terre 497.2 km

60€ - 95€

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso

95€ - 308€

Fly to Florence, train  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia

90€ - 306€

Fly to Pisa, train  •  10h 4m

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

90€ - 301€

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The cheapest way to get from Zug to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Zug to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zug to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Zug(Ch) and arriving at Corniglia via Chiasso, Milano Centrale and Monterosso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Zug and Cinque Terre is 352 km. The road distance is 497.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zug to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 7h 36m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Zug to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Zug to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zug(Ch) station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zug to Cinque Terre is 497 km. It takes approximately 5h 36m to drive from Zug to Cinque Terre.

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  • Distance: 351.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Zug, Switzerland and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Zug to Cinque Terre via Chiasso, Milano Centrale, and Monterosso in around 7h 36m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 410€
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zug(Ch) to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 24€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zug(Ch) to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Pavia to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
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 Milano Centrale to Monterosso
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Train from Milano Centrale to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Pavia to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
22€ - 25€
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Bus operators
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Zug to Sesto San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi

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