The Cinque Terre area is almost entirely off-limits to automobile traffic: the best way to enjoy it is on foot or by public transportation.
Trains are the best means of transport for coming to the Cinque Terre on vacation.
In any case, to get from one town to another, trains are always the safest, quickest, most affordable means of transport. In the villages of the Cinque Terre, trains run about every half hour. The stations are named after the towns and it takes only 5 minutes to get from one town to the next.
Scheduled ferry service for the Cinque Terre, normally operating April-October, runs only when sea and weather conditions are favourable, and may be subject to change or suspension due to unpredictable circumstances.
In good weather, the ferry offers an unforgettable panoramic tour.