Getting to Cinque Terre
By far the simplest way to get to Cinque Terre is to fly into either Pisa or Genoa Airports. We use the Pisa route a great deal and have compiled these Cinque Terre travel tips, you will find this very useful if flying into Pisa airport. There are frequent flights to both Pisa and Genoa airports from most major world airports.
The Italian mainline railway runs along the coast line and offers a superb regular train service from the airports to Cinque Terre and between each of the five Cinque Terre villages.
Some trains from other areas of Italy may not travel directly into the villages therefore it may be necessary to travel directly to La Spezia if approaching from areas such as Pisa, Florence and the West of Cinque Terre. Or to Levanto if travelling from the Genoa, Portofino and easterly directions.
Train travel really is the simplest solution when travelling to Cinque Terre because cars are not allowed into the main villages as such parking really is at a premium. To find our more about the Italian Train service please visit the website for Train Italia
If you must travel by car, remember parking is expensive in Cinque Terre, take the A12 Motorway Genova-Livorno: exit at Carrodano-Levanto or Brugnato to reach Vernazza and Monterosso; take the SS1 and follow the directions for Pignone; then follow the signs for Cinque Terre. Exit at La Spezia to reach Riomaggiore and Manarola. Exit at Carrodano-Levanto or La Spezia, depending whether you come from North or South, to reach Corniglia.