getting from nice to cinque terra

  • Hi,
    I'm planning a two weeks trip to france with my wife and our 2 years
    old daughter. Since we try to avoid long drives, we are planning to
    rent a car and stay in provence area. However, I really want to visit
    cinque terra and wondered if there is a train going from nice to
    cinque terra, and how long is the ride. Is it better to drive by car?
    Thanks,
    Omer
  • Re: getting from nice to cinque terra
    Omer B. wrote:
        > Hi,
        > I'm planning a two weeks trip to france with my wife and our 2
    years
        > old daughter. Since we try to avoid long drives, we are planning
    to
        > rent a car and stay in provence area. However, I really want to
    visit
        > cinque terra and wondered if there is a train going from nice to
        > cinque terra, and how long is the ride.


    There are trains, but you need to change (at Ventimiglia and/or
    Genova).
    The trip takes about 5-6 hrs.

    See
    http://fahrplanheft.oebb.at/bin/quer...gaswxww8_1.pdf




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    Helmut Uttenthaler,
    Graz
  • Re: getting from nice to cinque terra
    On 21 Mar 2004, Omer B. wrote:

        > rent a car and stay in provence area. However, I really want to visit
        > cinque terra and wondered if there is a train going from nice to
        > cinque terra, and how long is the ride. Is it better to drive by car?

    Cinque TerrE (plural, since they are "the Five LandS" ... that's what
    the name means !)

    I do not drive, so I can't advise you about that. Last time I was there
    (a while ago), one of the peculiarities of the Cinque TerrE (from W to E
        : Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) was that
    they were NOT connected between them by road, only by rail or footpaths
    (or by sea). One could reach the outskirts of some of them by car and
    then one had to park one's car there.

    I guess you can't do them as a day trip. If you are lucky, you'd have to
    take a train from Nice to Genova, and another one from Genova to La
    Spezia or further (stopping at one of the C.T.). My timetable gives 5
    hours and 20 minutes for the first train in the morning, which is not at
    all early. Use http://home.arcor.de/e.lauterbach/au...fplanx-en.html
    to get timetables.

    If you are unluckly you'd have to change also at Ventimiglia.

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  • Re: getting from nice to cinque terra
    ab out 3 hours train

    Omer B. wrote:

        > Hi,
        > I'm planning a two weeks trip to france with my wife and our 2 years
        > old daughter. Since we try to avoid long drives, we are planning to
        > rent a car and stay in provence area. However, I really want to visit
        > cinque terra and wondered if there is a train going from nice to
        > cinque terra, and how long is the ride. Is it better to drive by car?
        > Thanks,
        > Omer
  • Re: getting from nice to cinque terra
    On Tue, 23 Mar 2004, Giacomo www.discover.it wrote:

        > ab out 3 hours train

    In what world do you live ?
    AFAIK the fastest train combination can do it in 5 hours and 16 minutes
    with one change, and wasting most of a day (departing at 10am), and all
    the others are more or less slower !