We recommend the visitors to the Cinque Terre to buy a Cinque Terre Card including several services listed below.

Cinque Terre Card Trains ExpressTypes of Cinque Terre cards available

- Cinque Terre Trekking Card: giving you access to all footpaths.

- Cinque Terre Train Card: giving you access to the hiking trails together with unlimited train travel on the Cinque Terre Express trains.

The Cinque Terre Cards can be purchased at every train station or at the Tourist Information Points in Cinque Terre, Levanto and La Spezia.

Visit the page Train schedule Cinque Terre for the updated Cinque Terre train timetable.


Cinque Terre Card Trekking Trekking + Train
  1 day 2 days 1 day 2 days 3 days
Adults (from 12 to 69 years) 7,50 14,50 18,20 33 47
(from 4 to 12 years)
4,50 7,20 11,40 / /
(2 adults + 2 children)
19,60 31,50 48 / /
From 70 years old 6 10 14,80 / /
(max 25 persons)
120 / / / /

Price list valid from the end of March to November 2022.
All prices in euros.
Children (0-4 years): free of charge


Cinque Terre Card TrekkingThe Cinque Terre Trekking Card includes the following services:

- Access to all trekking paths

- Use of the bus services within the park area

- Reduced admission fee to the Civic Museums in La Spezia

Note: There is over 120 km of trails along the Cinque Terre coast line. There are 48 hiking trails and you only need the Cinque Terre Trekking Card for the two most famous trails: Monterosso - Vernazza and Vernazza - Corniglia. All other paths are for free and you don't need a Trekking Card.


Cinque Terre Card TrainThe Cinque Terre Train Card (treno) includes the following services:

- Unlimited train travel on the La Spezia - Cinque Terre - Levanto railway line, on regional trains, 2° class

- Access to all trekking paths

- Use of the bus services within the park area

- Reduced admission fee to the Civic Museums in La Spezia

How to use the Cinque Terre Card

- The Cinque Terre Card is personal. Before you use it, write your name on the back of it.

- Always remember to validate your ticket at the station before you use it. You will find the green stamp machine located in the stairs on the way to the platform. Fines are quite expensive!

- The card is valid until midnight, assuming you buy a 1 day card.

Do I have to buy a Cinque Terre Train Card?

No, you don't. There is no entrance fee to the Cinque Terre National Park. Whether you need a Cinque Terre Train Card or not, depends on how many journeys by train between the villages you intend to make. The card costs 18,20 euros a day for an adult. A one-way train ticket between two villages costs 5 euros per journey.

Anyway, if you plan to use the train at least twice in a day and also want to hike one of the coastal paths, you better buy a Cinque Terre Train Card. Another benefit of this card is avoiding long lines to purchase train tickets during the crowded summer season.

Buy the Cinque Terre Card online

Skip the line, buy your Cinque Terre Card tickets online here: Cinque Terre Card (external link). If you purchase the card online, no validation is needed because you specify your dates at the time of purchase.

Dogs on the train

Dogs are allowed with leash and muzzle. Small dogs can travel free of charge on all train categories. For larger dogs you need to purchase a ticket at half the price of the regular fare.

Do you have any questions about the Cinque Terre? Visit our FAQ page.