The Cinque Terre Ferry is a great opportunity to fully enjoy the beauty of this unique coastline and the Gulf of Poets. The ferry daily ticket can be purchased directly at the front desk for you to avoid queuing at the pier and enjoy our breakfast till the last second.
The boats stop in all villages except Corniglia because it’s the only one without docking. Therefore, if you have several days, we suggest you dedicate this tour to visit the islands and Porto Venere, perhaps with a side trip to Lerici, leaving the Cinque Terre for another day.
Otherwise, you can visit Porto Venere as a first stage, because the town has no train station. Then, you can get off the boat to visit the other villages on the way back. You can also mix with the train to visit Corniglia and /or return later.
The Cinque Terre ferry timetable
Once in Porto Venere, we recommend the 45 minutes tour of the Islands – Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto. In our opinion, it’s worth the price, even only to feel a little like a poet, such as George Sand and his De Musset or Lord Byron. Departures from Portovenere at noon and 3 p.m. for an extra 15€ for adults and 8€ for kids from 6 to 11 years old.
We also recommend leaving with the earliest ferry in the morning and visit Lerici as well! For more info, check the official Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti website!
Cinque Terre Ferry rates
The daily tickets cost 35€ (18€ for kids from 6 to 11 years old) and unlimited trips between the five villages and Porto Venere. The afternoon ticket costs 26€ (15€ for kids), but we think it’s not worth it: you have no time to visit any village… it might be a good option only if you want to get an idea of our coastline.
If you prefer only to visit Cinque Terre, you can get a limited daily ticket at 28€ (15€ for kids). The afternoon option costs 23€ (13€ for kids).
If you simply want to take the ferry from one village to another, these are the applied rates:
- Monterosso, return ticket: 15€ adult / 10€ kids
- Monterosso, one way: 10€ adult / 6€ kids
- Vernazza, return ticket: 16€ adult / 12€ kids
- Vernazza, one way: 12€ adult / 7€ kids
- Manarola, return ticket: 20€ adult / 13€ kids
- Manarola, one way: 15€ adult / 8€ kids
- Riomaggiore, return ticket: 22€ adult / 13€ kids
- Riomaggiore, one way: 16€ adult / 9€ kids
- Porto Venere, one way: 20€ adult / 12€ kids
- La Spezia or Lerici, one way: 24€ adult / 13€ kids
The La Spezia – Porto Venere return ticket costs 12€ (8€ for kids), and if you want to add the islands tour, you can get a combined ticket at 22€ (12€ for kids).
Our tips to enjoy your trip on the Cinque Terre Ferry
Offshore is chilly, so better to provide something to cover you, but more importantly, the white of the boat and the sun glare on the sea can be burning … do not forget sunglasses and sunscreen!