It is advisable to inquire about the Cinque Terre Card when you arrive at the Ligurian coast at one of the information points, which are usually located near the train station. With this ticket you can use the hiking trails between the villages of the Cinque Terre and the train between La Spezia and Levanto as often as you want. The Cinque Terre Card is required for hiking trail no. SVA 2 of the Cinque Terre National Park and the proceeds are essential to maintain the hiking trails on the steep coast between the towns. In order to ensure the safety of hikers, the paths are constantly being groomed and nets and safety gates are installed in order to absorb the masses of earth and stones slipping down during the winter rain.
There are hiking trails from village to village. The trails were partially blocked due to landslides. The following paths are currently accessible:
- Between Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza
- Between Vernazza and Corniglia
The direct route between Corniglia and Manarola is closed. But there is an alternative way via Volastra. It is longer and steeper, but you are rewarded with beautiful views of the vineyards.
- Only a part of the hiking trail between Manarola and Riomaggiore is accessible from Manarola. The Via dell’Amore (the end between Manarola and Riomaggiore) is still closed after a landslide. The way up (Via Beccaria) is currently also closed.
An alternative is an even higher path between Volastra and Telegrafo. The route is practical without a difference in altitude and is 10 km long.
The current Cinque Terre Card tariffs are published on the Cinque Terre National Park portal. You can also find there the latest information on the accessibility of the trails. Due to bad weather, it may happen that the paths are closed at short notice to ensure the safety of park visitors. The Cinque Terre Card is available in two versions. The Trekking Card for use of trails only and the Treno card that includes also the use of the local trains. Very convenient. You can buy these cards on the website of the park or once you arrive. If you book a hiking tour with us then we will take care of it for you.
Cinque Terre Card included Services
- Use of all hiking trails and picnic areas
- Transport by minibus to the parking lot
- Free use of the minibusses between the locations and to the parking lots as well as the passenger lifts
- Free use of the park’s wifi points
- Reductions for museum visits
Costs for the Cinqueterre Trekking Card
- Day ticket: € 7.50
- Two days ticket: € 14.50
- Young people 1 day: € 4.50
- Young people 2 days: € 7.20
- Family ticket 1 day: € 19.60
- Family ticket 2 days: € 31.50
(these are the prices from early 2020, they might change)
- up to 25 people: €120,00
- Guide: €5,00
Cinque Terre Card with Train use
The railway line connects the locations of the Cinque Terre. In addition to the services of the Cinque Terre Card, the use of the train on the line from Levanto to La Spezia Centrale (main station) and back with the regional trains is also included.
Costs for Cinque Terre Card with Train use
- Day ticket: € 16.00
- Two days ticket: € 29.00
- Three days ticket: € 41.00
- Young people 1 day: € 10.00
- Young people 2 days: € 9.70
- Families: € 42.00
Note: Before buying the CINQUE TERRE CARD, it is recommended to find out about the accessibility of the paths on site.
Public Boats around Cinque Terre
Regular ships connect to the villages of the Cinque Terre. In addition, in the Cinque Terre, you can use the local public connections between the locations. There are regular boat connections so that four of the five villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare) can be reached by sea. Corniglia is on a rock and has no port.
Some ships continue to connect the Cinque Terre and Portovenere. From Portovenere, ships sail to La Spezia and the offshore islands (Isola Palmaria, Isola del Tino and Isola del Tinetto).
We recommend that you keep yourself up to date on the wind and wave conditions, because not all boat docks (especially Manarola) can be approached when there are waves.
If you want to spend the whole day with it, we recommend the 5 Terre Battelli Card, which you can use to travel back and forth by boat.