How to arrive to Corniglia. Updated 2023
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Getting to Corniglia by car
Corniglia is located in the center of the Cinque Terre, between Manarola and Vernazza. Unlike Riomaggiore and Manarola, the last stretch of road towards Corniglia narrows and the car is not the best means of transport to get there. It also has only one small car park: Corniglia car park.

Arriving from central, easter and southern Italy, the motorway exit is that of La Spezia-Santo Stefano Magra, on the A12-A15. Keep left and take the SS370 up to La Spezia, about 10 km away. Then follow Via Carducci, then turn left onto Viale Italia which turns sharply right in front of the arsenal, becoming Viale Amendola. At the traffic light, turn left, paying attention to the signs indicating the Cinque Terre. Now on Via Fieschi, you pass the La Spezia footbal stadium and at the traffic lights continue uphill along the Via delle Cinque Terre, which in 25 km leads to Corniglia.

From western and northern Italy, exit in Carrodano-Levanto, on the A12, about 35 km from Corniglia, which can be covered in an hour. Leaving the toll booth, at the intersection with the SP566dir, turn left towards Levanto and the Cinque Terre. You proceed initially uphill, then downhill passing through Montale and Casella, up to the large roundabout that precedes Levanto, in front of the sanctuary. Here you do not enter the town, but follow the signs for Monterosso and begin to climb tortuously again along a fairly narrow road, passing through Legnaro and Chiesa Nuova. Before starting the descent to Monterosso, turn left uphill, following the sign for Vernazza, pass by the Soviore sanctuary and take the SP38 until you reach the SP51 where the Corniglia sign appears at 12.5 km. The road passes through Drignana, Case Fornacchi, San Bernardino and finally Corniglia.
Good luck with the parking now.

Average travel times from Corniglia to the other villages by car:
Corniglia - La Spezia: 38 minutes, 25 km
Corniglia - Riomaggiore: 31 minutes, 17 km
Corniglia - Manarola: 23 minutes, 12 km
Corniglia - Vernazza: 15 minutes, 6 km
Corniglia - Monterosso: 35 minutes, 21 km
Corniglia - Levanto: 41 minutes, 23 km

Other average travel times to the main locations, kilometer distance, estimated motorway toll cost, estimated fuel cost:
- Milan-Corniglia: 3 hours and 30 minutes, 245 km, toll € 17, fuel € 27
- Turin-Corniglia: 3 hours and 40 minutes, 270 km, toll 22 euros, fuel 29 euros

- Genoa-Corniglia: 1 hour and 40 minutes, 100 km, toll 7 euros, fuel 13 euros

- Pisa-Corniglia: 1 hour and 40 minutes, 105 km, toll 7 euros, fuel 12 euros

- Florence-Corniglia: 2 hours and 20 minutes, 175 km, toll 13 euros, fuel 18 euros

- Bologna-Corniglia: 3 hours and 5 minutes, 255 km, toll 22 euros, fuel 25 euros

- Venice-Corniglia: 4 hours and 55 minutes, 410 km, toll 33 euros, fuel 39 euros

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Distances km from Corniglia

Getting to Corniglia by train
The Corniglia station is located not far from the town, just over a kilometer. A shuttle connects the station with the village, or you can take the paved road or the famous Lardarina staircase. The line is the Genoa-La Spezia, the ticket price is 5 euros in 2023, 2,5 euros for children.

Average travel times from Corniglia to other villages by train:
Corniglia - La Spezia: 14 minutes
Corniglia - Riomaggiore: 5 minutes
Corniglia - Manarola: 2 minutes
Corniglia - Vernazza: 3 minutes
Corniglia - Monterosso: 7 minutes
Corniglia - Levanto: 12 minutes

Other average travel times to the main locations:
- Milano Centrale-Corniglia: 3 hours and 20 minutes (one change in Sestri Levante)

- Turin Porta Nuova-Corniglia: 3 hours and 47 minutes (one change in La Spezia Centrale or Genova Brignole)

- Genova Brignole-Corniglia: 1 hour and 35 minutes (direct)

- Pisa airport-Corniglia: 2 hours and 5 minutes (two changes in Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale)

- Florence Santa Maria Novella-Corniglia: 3 hours (two changes in Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale)

- Bologna Centrale-Corniglia: 4 hours (three changes in Florence Santa Maria Novella, Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale) or 4 hours and 40 minutes (two changes in Parma and La Spezia Centrale)

- Venice Santa Lucia-Corniglia: 6 hours (three changes in Bologna Centrale, Parma and La Spezia Centrale)

Corniglia train timetable

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Getting to Corniglia by plane
As for the other villages, the closest airports are in Pisa, about 110 km away, from where you can take the train or rent a car. Or the Genoa airport, practically the same distance, two hours by car along the A10 Genoa-Ventimiglia, A7 Milan-Genoa and A12 Genoa-Livorno, and then proceed as indicated. By train it is necessary to go to Genova Brignole from the airport.

For those arriving further away, the best-served airport is Milan Malpensa, about 300 km away, 3 hours and 45 minutes taking the Malpensa SS336 highway, the A4 at the Marcallo-Mesero tollbooth to the Ghisolfa barrier after Rho, the west ring road towards Genoa-Bologna, the A1 to Melegnano and finally the A15 to La Spezia.
By train, on the other hand, a bus service or the Malpensa Express train takes you to the central station.

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