How to arrive by car
If you are travelling on the A12 motorway that runs from Genova to Livorno, exit at Carrodano and follow the road to Levanto.
Bonassola can also be reached via the main road from La Spezia: the coastal road, number 370 for the Cinque Terre (42 km).
The Cinque Terre can also be visited by taking this road, but it must be emphasized that access for
cars into the towns is forbidden and parking can often be a few kilometres from the centre. However winding
and tortuous this road may be, it is certainly worth it for the magnificent views and appreciative value
of the cultivated terraces clinging to the mountainsides.
How to arrive by train
The trains between La Spezia and Genova depart once or twice every hour. For a train timetable visit the official site of Italian Railways (F.S. Spa) click here.
The ticket offices in the stations are often closed, buy tickets at the 'tabacchi' shops or bars or at the automatic ticketmachines at the station.
Tickets are good for 5, 10 and 20 kilometers, you have to validate them at the yellow machines in
the station before you start your journey.
A single ticket exists which allows you to visit all of the Cinque Terre. They are valid for 6 hours. 10 km tickets are all you need for the 5 villages.
Tickets will be checked on the train!
The trains run till about 11:30 pm.