Last update: June 2024.

How to reach and travel

Our website describes the most popular trails in the Cinque Terre, as it would be better to travel through this paradise walking. In such a way, you will be filled wholeheartedly with the nature of these places. You can hear "The Azure Trail in the Cinque Terre is closed", but do not worry, some stretches can be just under repair. Nevertheless, you can find an alternative way, which is just as good or better.

How to reach the Cinque Terre by train

The beach and the historic centre of the village, Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy
The beach and the historic centre of the village, Monterosso

The best way to visit the Cinque Terre is by train. While using your car, you can face some problems, like narrow roads, no parking places etc. So, traveling by train would be more advantageous and even cheaper. Just go ahead and buy the ticket (it's no use buying it online) - the Cinque Terre villages are waiting for you! Some long-distance trains stop only in Monterosso or Riomaggiore, while local trains have stops in all the villages.

How to reach the Cinque Terre by car

Parking under the La Spezia station, Cinque Terre, Italy
Parking under the La Spezia station

If you cannot do without a car, it would be highly recommended to leave it outside the Cinque Terre, e.g. in a big car park La Spezia or Levanto (depending on which way you are reaching the National Park). Then, train is at your disposal! The list of all parking places with updated prices in 2024 with the map: Visiting by car -

You can find the railway stations in every village of the Cinque Terre. One ticket costs 5-10 euros (50% discount is available in winter). There is one special ticket "The Cinque Terre Card + train" valid for one day, which also gives the possibility to visit the Azure Trail. It costs 19.50 euros in 2024 (prices are increased during weekends and peak season). Traveling by train is the fastest way of travelling in the Cinque Terre. The trains make trips every day of the year, starting from about 4-5 am till the midnight. As summer season in the Cinque Terre approaches, the number of trains increases, and it does even more during the holidays.

Boat with tourists in the Cinque Terre, Italy
Boat with tourists in the Cinque Terre

The fare depends on the destination. There are also different types of the tickets with unlimited usage. They cost much more as compared with the railway tickets and you need to spend more time on getting to your destination. On the other hand, you can contemplate the fantastic villages view traveling by sea. At least for once, plan a sea trip!

The motorboats shuttle from the beginning of March till the end of October, the schedule can change depending on the month, more information can be found here:

Note: every village, except for Corniglia can be reached by motorboat.

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