Day trip by ferry from Monterosso to Portofino

Staying in the Cinque Terre but wanting to visit Portofino? Usually this day trip would require a train and bus ride but starting July 3rd through August 28th on every Monday and Friday you can catch a ferry instead!

The dedicated ferry will depart Monterosso at 9:50am and arrive back to the village at approximately 5:20pm.  Passengers will be allowed circa 3 hours of free time in Portofino before boarding the ferry again. Portofino is actually pretty tiny so that should be plenty of time to have a good look around.

Rates for the day trip are €33 for adults and €18 for children ages 6-11 (accompanied by at least one adult).

Of course, it’s important to remember that the ferry will not run unless sea and weather conditions permit.

Cinque Terre ferry schedule: April 15 through October 1, 2017

The following schedule and pricing is valid for ferries connecting the Cinque Terre villages (minus Corniglia, which is located off of the sea) and Portovenere. For Cinque Terre pricing look below the green header. Remember that a “reduced” ticket is the price for a child aged 6-11 years  (traveling with an adult). Children younger than 6 travel for free with a paying adult.

Cinque Terre ferry schedule: April 1-14, 2017

Starting April 1st the ferries will begin running between the Cinque Terre villages (minus Corniglia which is located off of the sea) and Portovenere. This first schedule, which kicks off the 2017 touristic season, is quite limited and will only last for two weeks.  The next schedule (which has not yet been released) will be ramped up in order to accommodate visitors for the busy Easter weekend.

Pricing can be found below. For just the Cinque Terre, look beneath the green header (the portion above that is for Portovenere + Cinque Terre).


giornaliero: unlimited day pass

pomeridiano: unlimited afternoon pass

a/r: stands for andata/ritorno which is round trip

ridotto: reduced price for children ages 6-11 years (must be accompanied by a paying adult)

andata: one-way ticket

*Don’t forget that the ferries will only run in favorable sea & weather conditions.