Tips for travelers of Arbaspàa Tour Operator - Chapter 6: How to reach Cinque Terre and La Spezia by plane (Part 2)

There are many ways to reach the Cinque Terre, but if you come from far away, the first part of your journey will surely be by air. How to get there by flying in Italy and Liguria? How to reach the Cinque Terre and La Spezia from different airports? Which are the nearest airports?

In the previous post, we have talked about the closer, while in this one, we dedicate ourselves to Milano Malpensa (https://bit.ly/2aesnWm) and Roma Fiumicino (https://bit.ly/1YWtkF5): these are the airports where most intercontinental flights arrive, a key- reference point for the tourists from all over the world that choose La Spezia and Cinque Terre. Advising, when possible, to stop at Malpensa or Fiumicino and to arrive as a final destination in Genoa or Pisa. Otherwise, here are all the indications for arriving by private and public transportation to La Spezia and the Cinque Terre.

From Milan Malpensa Airport: How to get to the Cinque Terre and La Spezia from the Milan Malpensa airport by car?

- By car: it's possible to rent a car by picking it up at the airport; after taking the street SS336dir to Vizzola Ticino, take A50 / E35; from here, the A1 motorway and then the A15 / E33 Parma-La Spezia towards La Spezia. - Exit at La Spezia-Santo Stefano Magra tollbooth and then, take the junction up to enter the city of La Spezia (via Carducci); same route if you go to the Cinque Terre (although we advise you not to get there by car, unless you have a box or a reserved parking at your disposal) from Riomaggiore to Vernazza, with the addition of a stretch of the coastal SP 371. To reach Monterosso, instead, you can take the A12 motorway and exit at the Carrodano-Levanto toll booth, then enter the SP566 dir.

How to get to the Cinque Terre and La Spezia from the Milan Malpensa airport by public transport? - By public transportation: at the exit of both terminals, you can get on the Malpensa Express (https://bit.ly/1OcqsTG), shuttle-train that connects the airport with the stations of: Milano Nord Bovisa, Milano Cadorna , Milano Centrale and Milan Porta Garibaldi (52' from Terminal 1 to Milano Centrale, 58' from Terminal 2, with train frequency every half hour approximately, cost: € 13 each way).

Alternatively, you can use the service Malpensa Shuttle (https://bit.ly/2dKanTA; cost: € 10 one way and € 16 A / R, duration 45'-50', with runs every 20'-30') or Terravision (https://bit.ly/2AG7Yd4 cost: € 8 each way, duration around 50', with travel every 20'-30').

From the Milano Centrale train station, long-distance trains depart, via Genova or via Parma, to the La Spezia Centrale station (pay attention to possible changes, necessary for some solutions). Once you arrive, you will need to take a Cinque Terre Express train (usually, from March to November; to get better, take a look at our cards on the topic: https://bit.ly/2rINFoy and https://bit.ly/2mviE4s). Arbaspàa tour operator organizes private transfers, also with staff in English, from the main Italian airports to the Cinque Terre, La Spezia and the holiday resorts of Liguria and Tuscany: write to info@arbaspaa.com to ask for a quote. And after your arrival, we wish you a good holiday!

From Rome Fiumicino airport: How to get to the Cinque Terre and La Spezia from the Rome Fiumicino airport by car?

- The transfer from Rome Fiumicino to La Spezia is long: over 400 km, 423 to be exact through the shortest and fastest route: evaluate if, after an intercontinental trip, you will have the energy to drive to your destination.

Reach the A1 / E35 motorway in the direction of Florence, taking it from the Roma Nord tollgate; arrive in Florence North and take the E76-A11 Florence-Pisa Nord, then pass over Lucca and turn to the branch E80-A12 Viareggio-Genoa, in the direction of Genoa, and exit at La Spezia-Santo Stefano di Magra. At the end of the motorway junction, after paying the toll, you will be in via Carducci in the city. The same applies if you go to the Cinque Terre (although we advise you not to reach them by car, unless you have a box or a reserved parking at your disposal) from Riomaggiore to Vernazza, with the addition of a stretch of the coastal SP 371. To reach Monterosso, instead, continue on the A12 motorway and exit at the toll booth of Carrodano-Levanto, then enter the SP566 dir.

How to get to the Cinque Terre and La Spezia from the Rome Fiumicino airport by public transport?

From Fiumicino airport, the Leonardo Express train leaves (https://bit.ly/2L2XmKd): it will take you directly to Roma Termini station in 32' (a departure every 15', cost: € 14 each way). Alternatively, one of the buses of the various companies that make the shuttle service to Rome Termini (https://bit.ly/1yQemSq). From there, you can take the trains (we recommend the high-speed Frecce and the IC, given the long distance) to the station of La Spezia Centrale. Once you arrive, you will need to take a Cinque Terre Express train (usually, from March to Novmber; to get better, take a look at our cards on the topic: https://bit.ly/2rINFoy and https://bit.ly/2mviE4s).

Arbaspàa tour operator organizes private transfers, also with staff in English, from the main Italian airports to the Cinque Terre, La Spezia and the holiday resorts of Liguria and Tuscany: write to info@arbaspaa.com to ask for a quote.

And after your arrival, we wish you a good holiday!

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