Cinque Terre + Portovenere ferry schedule: April 21 – September 30, 2018

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  1. We are planning on taking the train from Santa Margherita to Riomaggiore then getting the € 33.00 ferry day pass, ferry to Portovenere including the three-island tour +€5 (do they stop or is it just a boat around the islands?) Do you know how much time that ride takes? Also, we were looking at either The ring of Riomaggiore trail or the trail between Vernazza and Monterosso. Do we need to buy a trail pass for either of these trails? I have heard mention of free trails; where can I find those? Thank you. Love your blog. Very helpful.


    1. Ciao Suz!

      The ferry that goes around the islands off of Portovenere (Palmaria, Tino & Tinetto) does not stop (it’s purely panoramic, if you’re wanting to stop on Palmaria there are shuttle boats that go back and forth from Portovenere). The tour of the three islands take approx. 40 minutes.

      If you are wanting to take the panoramic stroll around Riomaggiore it’s completely free of charge (and it’s a walk, not a hike). If you are wanting to hike between Vernazza and Monterosso you’ll need the hiking pass (€7.50 per person) and it’s a hike that will take you 2 hours. All trails in the Cinque Terre are free of charge*minus* the coastal trail (SVA) sections that connect the villages.

      Take care,


  2. Hi Amy
    Just came across ur blog! It’s really helping us navigate 😉 through. We wanted to book on the public ferry through Cinque Terre to get a picture of this beautiful part of the world. Can we just show up and book a space on the spot or do we have to book in advance. Which is the best port to get to for the public ferry?



    1. Ciao Natalie!

      There are no advance reservations or advance ticket sales for the ferries unless you are a really, really big group.

      You can pick up the ferry in any of the villages minus Corniglia (because it’s not on the sea). Starting in Monterosso might be the easiest option.

      Keep in mind payment for the ferry tickets will need to be in cash.



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