Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

The peak-season schedule for the Cinque Terre ferries (including ferries to La Spezia, Portovenere and Levanto) has been released and will be in effect from April 20th to October 13th, 2019.

Ferry times written in white are confirmed 7 days a week (sea conditions permitting, of course). For times that are written in red on the schedule it’s important to read the key (located at the very bottom).  If there’s a red asterisk (star) it means the times written in red will take place from June 3rd to September 15th.  If instead there’s a red circle near the times written in red that means the stop will take place from April 20th through September 29th.

Would you like to know the rates for the ferries?  Check out my previous post on the subject (where I explain in detail how to decipher the price list) here.

What about the ferry times to and from Lerici?  The schedule which is valid from April 20th through September 29th can be found here.



6 thoughts on “2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, and La Spezia ferry schedule: April 20 to October 13, 2019

  1. Jessica says:

    Thanks for posting the schedule, Amy! I can’t seem to find it anywhere else. But what I can’t tell from the schedule is whether it is possible to take the ferry from Monterosso to Portofino. Do you know whether that is possible?


    1. Ciao Jessica!

      Usually they will offer a ferry day trip from Cinque Terre to Portofino (and back) in the months of July and August only. They’ve yet to post a schedule for it, though!

      Thanks for reading!



  2. Marty Warner says:

    Amy, my wife has a balance issue and walks with a cane. I’ve read that some boat floors are slopped and difficult to walk. Is it safe for her to consider driving to La Spezia and taking a larger(?) ferry to one of the CT towns and back? We booked a ferry from Santa Margherita last Saturday to 1 or 2 towns but lack of bookings canceled it. We have until next Tuesday to make that trip.
    Thank you, Marty


    1. Ciao Marty!

      Your best bet will be with the ferries as they are larger and more stable. I’ve seen people with canes on the ferry! Just keep in mind that you’ll have to embark/disembark via a gangplank (with handrails, of course!).



      1. Marty says:

        Gracies. That sounds like sound advice. Much appreciated.


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      2. My pleasure to be of help, Marty! 🙂


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