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Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

Hi,

We will be departing Cinque Terre on May 24th for Venice. I am wondering the best way via train to get from Cinque Terre to Venice. I have read some posts that say go through Milan and some that say go through Florence. We are just looking for the quickest route. I find the Trenitalia website a little confusing so just trying to find easy advice before we depart on the 17th :) :)

Also, should we book ahead or this is a frequent trip that requires no ahead booking?

Any suggestions would be helpful!

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1. Re: Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

There is no one best way. It depends on your criteria for best (e.g. fastest, fewest changes, cheapest, largest proportion of journey in reserved seats) and it depends on departure time and also on which village you are leaving from.

So simply look at http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en for options between your specific departure village and Venezie S. Lucia, and make your choice. Trenitalia will usually show you the fastest options for each departure time. It is only if your personal criteria are different (e.g. fewest changes, cheapest) that you need to make more sophisticated searches.

While there are savings to be made from advance purchase on journey legs using Intercity and Frecce trains, you are booking too late to achieve the most significant savings and for some options there are now no advance savings to be made.

Turin
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2. Re: Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

Enter the name of the Cinque Terre village where you are staying in the "from" field and Venezia S. Lucia in the "to" one.

Pick an hour of departure from the drop down menu.

The route via Milan takes more, so the site will probably show it only if put Monterosso as departure station.

Edited: 15 May 2018, 08:16
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3. Re: Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

Depending, it takes 5.5 to 6 hours to go from the Cinque Terre to Venice......

CA
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4. Re: Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

Be aware that there are two cruise ships in the La Spezia port on the 22nd, and on the 23rd one of the biggest in the world carrying up to 6,780 passengers.

Edited: 15 May 2018, 08:58
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5. Re: Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

Thank you all so much for your replies.

After putting in this info into Trenitalia, I believe that I found the best train for us. Thanks again for your help!

Also, Francophool, thanks for the heads up about the cruise ship! I will try and be mentally prepared. Hopefully it will not be as bad as I am imagining it to be!

CA
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6. Re: Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice

You don't indicate the village, but for a day trip, see the following:

http://www.e656.net/orario/treno/11364.html

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