Last update: April 19, 2024.

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How to Get Around Cinque Terre by Train

Traveling in Cinque Terre by train: convenient and fast.

All five villages of Cinque Terre are connected by a train service. Traveling by train is the best way to get around—it's quick, affordable, and comfortable. In La Spezia, Levanto, and 4 out of the 5 Cinque Terre villages, the train station is right in the center of the village. Only in Corniglia is the station located outside the village, as Corniglia is perched on top of a cliff, which you can reach by stairs or bus. The journey from one village to another takes only a few minutes.

Questions and answers about traveling by train in Cinque Terre.


The cost of a ticket in winter starts from 1.90 euros between the closest villages (Manarola and Riomaggiore) to 2.80 euros if you're traveling from La Spezia to Monterosso, it all depends on the distance. In summer, the train ticket price is 5 euros, regardless of the distance within the park. The ticket is one-time use, don't forget to validate it before boarding. If you exit the train, you'll need to buy another ticket for your next journey. Tickets are available at vending machines or ticket counters at every station. Prices are updated in 2024.


In winter, from November to March, trains depart approximately every hour from 6 am to 11 pm. In summer, from April to October, trains run every 20-30 minutes between Levanto, Cinque Terre, and La Spezia. Download the Trenitalia app, and you can quickly find the next train and check if it's running on time.


Explore the Cinque Terre CARD: a ticket for saving on trains and trails in Cinque Terre, learn more about this tourist pass on the "Cinque Terre Card" page.

Cinque Terre CARD train & trails, Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre CARD train & trails

The best option for storing your belongings is the luggage storage at the train station in La Spezia, which operates from 8 am to 8 pm. There, you can leave your luggage starting from 5 euros per day. Additionally, you can find such facilities in each village! Visit the information center at the train station of each village to get details and recommendations on luggage storage; they will direct you to the nearest location.


You can get a free printed train schedule at any train station in Cinque Terre, La Spezia, or Levanto. However, it's better if you have internet access; download the Trenitalia app to get real-time schedule information and possible train delays.


Are Trains Delayed in Cinque Terre?

Unfortunately, yes. Especially during peak tourist seasons, delays can reach up to an hour and a half or more.

Train schedule board and its delay, Cinque Terre
Train schedule board and its delay
Trains are packed on Easter and weekends during summer, Cinque Terre
Trains are packed on Easter and weekends during summer

Are There Elevators at the Train Stations in Cinque Terre?

Elevators are available at the train stations in La Spezia, Vernazza and Riomaggiore (although they may sometimes be out of service). At the other stations, you'll need to descend to the platform through underground passageways with stairs.

Elevator at the station in Vernazza, Cinque Terre
Elevator at the station in Vernazza

Why Does the Trenitalia Website Show Few Trains for Next Summer?

The train schedule for the upcoming summer is gradually being added to the website. It is recommended to check the schedule about a month before your planned trip to get the most up-to-date information.

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