frankfurt to cingue terre

Help! What is the fastest way from Frankfurt to Cingue Terre. Next, if we don't want to fly, what is the fastest route? Traveling in mid-May! Still figuring it out!

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17796 posts

Julie, Could you provide a bit of additional information? Are you travelling from FRA after arrival in Europe or from the city of Frankfurt? If you don't want to fly, the best option is probably by train, but it's going to be a LONG trip (about 12 hours). You could stop at an intermediate point for one night to break up the journey, or just go for it and make the trip in one day. If you might consider flying, your only option for direct flights appears to be RyanAir from Hahn to Pisa. As that's the only choice, I'd almost prefer the long rail trip. As you're travelling in mid-May, it would have been a good idea to have this sorted before now, as the cheapest fares on the budget airlines will likely be gone. Happy travels!

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

You could take a morning non-stop flight from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan-Bergamo (BGY) on Air Dolomiti departing at 08:40 and arriving at 10:05. Take the train from Milan to the Cinque Terre town of your choice. Your train ride (with connections) will take around three hours.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3355 posts

Besides RyanAir from Hahn to Pisa, you could fly directly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) with Lufthansa and then take a train from Florence to the Cinque Terre (about 2h 30min). This is probably the fastest option if you are flying into FRA, since Hahn is a distance away from Frankfurt. Another option is fly to Bologna or Milan (with Lufthansa) from FRA and go to the Cinque Terre by train from there (about 3-3.5 hours via train from either city).

Posted by Karen
Santa Rosa, CA
614 posts

We flew SFO to Frankfurt, connected to Florence on Lufthansa, then took the train to CT. Long day of travel, but worth spending our first night in Europe in CT. Returned by plane to Frankfurt from Naples.
Last trip we rented a car in Frankfurt, and took our time driving to Italy. Stopped in Rothenburg, Fussen, Varenna (lake Como), then Venice. Then flew back from Florence after a week in Tuscany. Not fast, but memorable.