Day trip by ferry from Monterosso to Portofino

2 thoughts on “Day trip by ferry from Monterosso to Portofino”

  1. Hi, what a wonderful blog! So good to find a blog that is made by someone actually living in the area.

    We are in the cinque Terre now and are thinking of taking this boat trip to portofino. But where do you buy tickets? Do you book it? Or just buy on the boat? I can only find a phone number in contacts at their website. No ticket office?

    I guess the journey is roughly 2h each way. Do you know if the ferry sell any refreshments onboard? Are the boats comfortable or are they crowded so you might have to stand the whole journey? So many questions! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for your help!


    1. Ciao Klara!

      Thanks for your compliments! I’m so happy to hear that you like the blog. πŸ™‚ And yes, lots of blog posts on the Cinque Terre but not so many by locals (or transplants, in my case πŸ˜‰ ).

      I just spoke with my friend who works at one of the ferry ticket booths. She said there’s no need to reserve in advance for the trip to Portofino and that they don’t overbook that ferry (so don’t worry, you’ll have a place to sit).

      I would show up 30-40 minutes prior to the departure time to allow ample time to buy your ticket and to board. Don’t forget you’ll need cash to buy your tickets (there’s an ATM right next to where they sell the tickets in Monterosso). FYI, the ticket “counter” (more like a table beneath an awning) in Monterosso is very near to where you’ll catch the ferry near the beach in the historical center. I have a photo but it won’t let me post one in the comments section. 😦

      Refreshments are not usually sold onboard the Cinque Terre ferries so bring something with you if you’d like. πŸ™‚

      I hope this info helps!



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