How to arrive to Monterosso. Updated 2023
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Getting to Monterosso by car
Monterosso is the westernmost village of the Cinque Terre, not very easy to reach by car along the winding and narrow road, especially after Levanto and near the town. Instead it is easier to park than in the other villages, with two medium-sized car parks, one on the seafront of Fegina, the other before the historic center. Parking in Monterosso.
As for Vernazza, the motorway is the A12, exit Carrodano-Levanto, on the A12, about 20 km from Monterosso, which can be covered in 30 minutes. From the motorway tollbooth, turn left along the SP566dir towards Levanto. After a few km of ups and downs you arrive in Levanto. Before entering Levanto, at the large roundabout of the sanctuary, follow the signs to the left for Monterosso. Here the road becomes narrower and more tortuous, at first uphill, then with numerous ups and downs until you reach a crossroads where you can head towards the Fegina seafront or towards the historic center.

Average travel times from Monterosso to other villages by car:
Monterosso - La Spezia: 45 minutes, 32 km
Monterosso - Riomaggiore: 45 minutes, 28 km
Monterosso - Manarola: 35 minutes, 22 km
Monterosso - Corniglia: 35 minutes, 20 km
Monterosso - Vernazza: 35 minutes, 20 km
Monterosso - Levanto: 20 minutes, 11 km

Other average travel times to the main locations, kilometer distance, estimated motorway toll cost, estimated fuel cost:
- Milan (center) -Monterosso: 3 hours and 10 minutes, 235 km, toll 17 euros, fuel 25 euros

- Turin (center) -Monterosso: 3 hours and 30 minutes, 260 km, toll 22 euros, fuel 29 euros

- Genoa-Monterosso: 1 hour and 40 minutes, 90 km, toll 7 euros, fuel 11 euros

- Pisa-Monterosso: 1 hour and 35 minutes, 115 km, toll 10 euros, fuel 13 euros

- Florence-Monterosso: 2 hours and 20 minutes, 185 km, tolls 16 euros, fuel 19 euros

- Bologna-Monterosso: 3 hours, 260 km, toll 24 euros, fuel 26 euros

- Venice-Monterosso: 4 hours and 50 minutes, 415 km, toll 35 euros, fuel 39 euros

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Distances km from Monterosso

Getting to Monterosso by train
Monterosso can be easily reached by train. The station is on the Fegina seafront. Located along the Genoa-La Spezia line, the ticket price from other lands is 5 euros in 2023, 2,5 euros for children.

Average travel times from Monterosso to other villages by train:
Monterosso-La Spezia: 23 minutes
Monterosso-Riomaggiore: 14 minutes
Monterosso-Manarola: 11 minutes
Monterosso-Corniglia: 8 minutes
Monterosso-Vernazza: 4 minutes
Monterosso-Levanto: 4 minutes

Other average travel times to the main locations:
- Milano Centrale-Monterosso: 3 hours (direct)

- Turin Porta Nuova-Monterosso: 3 hours and 30 minutes (one change at Genova Brignole)

- Genova Brignole-Monterosso: 1 hour and 20 minutes (direct)

- Pisa airport-Monterosso: 2 hours (two changes in Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale) or 1 hour and 30 minutes (one change in Pisa Centrale)

- Florence Santa Maria Novella-Monterosso: 2 hours and 55 minutes (two changes in Pisa Centrale and La Spezia Centrale)

- Bologna Centrale-Monterosso: 3 hours and 30 minutes (three changes in Florence Santa Maria Novella and Pisa Centrale)

- Venice Santa Lucia-Monterosso: 6 hours (three changes in Bologna Centrale, Florence Santa Maria Novella and Pisa Centrale)

Monterosso train timetable

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Getting to Monterosso by plane
The closest airports to Monterosso are in Pisa, about 120 km away, from where you can take the train or rent a car. Or the Genoa airport, about 100 km away, an hour and a half by car along the A10 Genova-Ventimiglia, A7 Milano-Genova and A12 Genova-Livorno, and then proceed as indicated. By train you have to go to Genova Brignole from the airport.

The largest international airport is Milan Malpensa, about 290 km away, 3 hours and 30 minutes.
By train, on the other hand, a bus service or the Malpensa Express train takes you to the central station.

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