Jump on a train and visit the Cinque Terre!
The best way to visit the Cinque Terre villages is by train (even if they might be overcrowded in peak hours); due to a growing of number of visitors the Park receives from April to October, they are always crowded especially in peak hours (mid morning – mid-afternoon).
We suggest guests to buy train tickets on our website in advance, so to avoid long queues at train stations. Select your language first and you’ll see it’s easy and fast.
You can buy from the same link also the Cinque Terre Cards with train option. Go to OFFERS AND REGIONAL SERVICES – MULTI SERVICE CARDS –
VALIDATION OF TICKETS AND CINQUE TERRE CARD WITH TRAIN OPTION
Remember to validate your tickets and cards ALWAYS before the train departure. High and unpleasant fines might fall on you.
PEAK HOURS AND WISE USE OF TRAINS
Train run frequently and if you find a train is already full, wait for the following one 10 to 15 minutes later! No need to get squeezed in the coach!
Travel as much light as possible. In VERNAZZA we do provide a Stayluggage service open from March to End of October 9:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. You can drop there the non necessary bags and reach your property only with the essential stuff.
Beware of pickpockets on train tracks and onboard. Usually gipsy girls in disguise appearing like tourists, wearing sunglasses, sun hats and shorts. They try to distract you when you are on the coach, attracting you attention out of the train windows, and stealing your bags already on board, or they try to divide your family party so that you, caring for your children or relatives do not pay attention to them stealing from your pockets or bags.
Villages have narrow and small train stations. Please, be aware not to stand close to tracks. It is always extremely risky.
More on train service and the Cinque Terre Express tickets on our blog page.