Hey folks! We are currently in Austria and are considering going to Cinque Terre but are having a hard time figuring out how to get down there. We have a Eurail Global Pass and would like to take a night train down to the area. We can depart from either Vienna or Munich. Any suggestions?
Christina, Travelling from Munich would probably be easier and faster. Are you planning to stay in the Cinque Terre for a few days? As you want to take a night train, one of the easiest trips would likely be a departure from Munich at 21:03, arriving Monterosso at 10:44 (time 13H:41M, one change at Firenze SMN at 06:18, reservations compulsory for first leg, Sleeper or Couchette fees probably not covered by your Railpass). I used Monterosso as the destination since you didn't specify which of the five towns you wanted to start in. You can research train details at the bahn.de website. Happy travels!