The best way to get around in the Cinque Terre is by train. The Cinque Terre Express train service begins on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

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The Cinque Terre Express are local trains running every 15 minutes between the Cinque Terre villages and stop in Levanto, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore and La Spezia. This train service is available from the end of March until the beginning of November every year. There are also trains running once or twice an hour during the winter between the five villages.


Cinque Terre train timetable 2022

The following schedule is valid until January 30, 2022. Click on the image for the updated Cinque Terre train timetable or download the Train timetable Cinque Terre 2022 (pdf).

Cinque Terre train timetable 2020

A one-way train ticket with Cinque Terre Express costs 5 euros. If you want to visit more than two of the villages, we highly recommend you to purchase the Cinque Terre Train Card which costs 18.20 euros and includes unlimited train runs with the Cinque Terre Express trains on the La Spezia - Cinque Terre - Levanto line. This card also gives you access to all hiking trails in the Cinque Terre National Park.

You can buy train tickets and the Cinque Terre Card at every train station in Cinque Terre, in Levanto and La Spezia.

Always remember to validate your ticket at the green stamp machine located in the stairs on the way to the platform. Fines are quite expensive!


AVERAGE TRAVEL DURATION BETWEEN THE CINQUE TERRE TOWNS

Monterosso - Vernazza: 4 minutes
Vernazza - Corniglia: 4 minutes
Corniglia - Manarola: 5 minutes
Manarola - Riomaggiore: 6 minutes

AVERAGE TRAVEL DURATION FROM MAIN CITIES TO CINQUE TERRE

La Spezia -> Riomaggiore: 9 minutes
Levanto -> Monterosso: 5 minutes
Bonassola -> Monterosso: 10 minutes
Deiva Marina -> Monterosso: 16 minutes
Sestri Levante -> Monterosso: 20 min. (Intercity trains), 30 min. (regional trains)
Portofino (station of S. Margherita Ligure-Portofino) -> Monterosso: 40 min. (Intercity trains), 50 min. (regional trains)
Florence (Firenze) -> Cinque Terre: 3 hours

Dogs on the train

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

On the page Cinque Terre, getting there you can find more travel information.

Train mobile apps for smartphones: Trenit (suggested) iPhone, Android or Trenitalia (official) iPhone, Android.

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