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

Cinque Terre Card Trains ExpressTwo types of cards are available:

- Cinque Terre Trekking Card: giving you access to the footpaths only

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

The Cinque Terre Cards can be purchased at the information desks at every train station or Tourist Info Points in Cinque Terre, Levanto and 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.

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

- 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!

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.

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.

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


Cinque Terre Card 1 day  2 days 1 day + Train 2 days + Train 3 days + Train
Adults (from 12 to 69 years) 7,50 14,50 16 29 41
(from 4 to 12 years)
4,50 7,20 10 / /
(2 adults + 2 children)
19,60 31,50 42 / /
Over 70 6 10 13 / /
(max 25 persons)
120 / / / /

All prices in euros.

Children (0-4 years): free of charge

Please note: the day cards are only valid until midnight on the day of purchase (they are not valid for 24 hours).


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



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

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 €16 a day for an adult. A single train ticket costs €4 per journey if bought point-to-point.

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.

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