There are 4 ways to get from Florence to Cinque Terre by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale Re
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...

12€ - 60€

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Train via Viareggio  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Viareggio Re
  2. Take the train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale Re / ...

12€ - 57€

Bus  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to La Spezia Bologna > Florence > La Spezia > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Montpellier

12€ - 18€

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre 174.9 km

23€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Corniglia via Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Florence and Cinque Terre is 129 km. The road distance is 174.9 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs 11€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Florence to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Florence to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs 11€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 4h 9m.

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Florence to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Cinque Terre is 175 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Florence to Cinque Terre.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 128.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 28m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Florence to Cinque Terre via Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale in around 3h 28m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Florence to La Spezia once daily. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 45m.

Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Viareggio
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 9€
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
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 Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Viareggio to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
8€ - 12€
Base Standard
21€ - 29€
Base Premium
27€ - 40€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Florence to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus

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There are 2386+ hotels available in Cinque Terre. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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