The best way to get around in the Cinque Terre is by train. The Cinque Terre Express trains are 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.
Train ticket prices Cinque Terre
A one-way train ticket with Cinque Terre Express trains costs 5 euros for adults and 2.50 euros for children between 4-11 years. 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 for adults, 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!
Cinque Terre train timetable 2022
The following train schedule is valid until June 11, 2022. The timetable is continuously updated. Click on the image to enlarge.
Cinque Terre in winter
In the off-season, from November 1st until the end of March, all hiking paths are free of charge. During this period we don't recommend you to buy a Cinque Terre train card. It is cheaper to buy single train tickets. One single ticket between the Cinque Terre villages costs about 2,50 euros during the winter.
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.
Bicycle on the trains
On all regional trains in Liguria, even on those not marked with the special symbol, passengers are permitted to travel with a bicycle free of charge.
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
Levanto to Monterosso: 5 minutes
La Spezia to Riomaggiore: 9 minutes
Bonassola to Monterosso: 10 minutes
Deiva Marina to Monterosso: 16 minutes
Sestri Levante to Monterosso: 20 min. (Intercity trains), 30 min. (regional trains)
Portofino (station of S. Margherita Ligure-Portofino) to Monterosso: 40 min. (Intercity trains), 50 min. (regional trains)
Florence (Firenze) to Cinque Terre: 3 hours
Milan (Milano) to Cinque Terre: 3 hours
On the page Cinque Terre, getting there you can find more travel information.
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