Complete 2016 Summer Cinque Terre & La Spezia Boat / Ferries

With Portovenere, Lerici, Levanto, Viareggio, Portofino Timetables 

La Spezia to Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore 

Latest Tour Schedules with Prices for Planning 2016 Summer Cinque Terre Boats. 

Cinque Terre Battelli / Traghetti Orari Estate / Sommer Fahrplan der Fähre / Horaires de Bateau
Cinque Terre летние паромов / מעבורות הקיץ Terre Cinque / 夏天摆渡信息 / Cinque Terre літні поромів

Ginestra (broom) blooming over the Gulf of the Poets.
Ginestra (broom) blooming over the Gulf of the Poets.
Summary: The Cinque Terre ferries are famous for spectacular views of this famous Ligurian coastline and its villages. The boats operate daily between the '5 Terre' towns of Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore (not Corniglia) and the nearby towns of La Spezia, Lerici, Portovenere, and Levanto. Tours are provided in summer to Portofino and from the Viareggio / Versilia area . All the latest schedules and prices are here.
Cost: about 30 Euro round trip, stop-offs allowed. Starting: late March. Ending: early November. Schedule: Seasonal (summer about 10 daily). Operator: Consorzio Marittimo Turistico.

Look Below for all the latest schedules for planning a 2016 trip.  The timetables cover  April 23 to October 2 for each port with current or archived timetables. The PDF links have both times and prices. Or click the nearby photo for the most popular ferry route.
--For planning a Fall 2016 trip after Oct. 2, click on this:  Latest Fall Boat Ferry Schedules.
---For planning a Spring 2016 trip before April 23, click on this: Latest Spring Boat Ferry Schedules.
2016 Cinque Terre-Portovenere-La Spezia Ferry Schedule
April 23 -Oct. 2.  Other Timetable Below.  Click to Enlarge.
Where to Stay to See Cinque Terre?
Cinque Terre Cinque Terre 
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Riomaggiore Riomaggiore  Closest to La Spezia & Portovenere, very characteristic.
Manarola Manarola Very photogenic & colorful- more fishing boats and the famous terraces.
Corniglia Corniglia Pretty on a promontory high above the sea with historic church & least crowded.
Vernazza Vernazza Prettiest, most celebrated & photogenic town with the most visitors.
Monterosso Monterosso Larger town with resort feel & the most services. Best beach, some parking.
Liguria Hotel Guide & City Selector   Read these also if Cinque Terre is fully booked!
Choose a pretty Ligurian town nearby as a base to see Cinque Terre. We describe all the Pluses & Minuses.
Link: Part 1: Cinque Terre South - Gulf of the Poets
Link: Part 2: Cinque Terre North to Portofino
Link: Part 3: Towns on the Portofino Peninsula 
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The Cinque Terre Boat / Ferry Schedules
The vineyard terraces of Cinque Terre in early spring.          circa 1987
Also written 5 Terre or Cinqueterre, these are five small villages on the dramatic Ligurian coast. The villages are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso.  All have train service, and all except Corniglia have ferry service.  The area is known for it's wonderful hiking trails, pretty scenery, and its popularity . Since the trails are often steep and sometimes rocky, using the boats appeals to many, and it's a beautiful way to see the area. Consider hiking in one direction, and taking the boat or the train to return. We recommend you do not drive your car rental to the Cinque Terre villages!

Schedule: La Spezia-Portovenere-Cinque Terre
(April 23 - Oct 02 2016)

Schedule: Cinque Terre-Portofino (S29)  (Jul 3 - Sept 11, 2015)  Mon and Fri 
( Monterosso Schedule in Link )
Departs Riomaggiore 9:30  Manarola 9:40  Vernazza 10:00  Monterosso 10:10
Is There Service to Portofino?
There is Service to Portofino on Mon. & Fri. from La Spezia, Lerici, Portovenere, the Cinque Terre, and Levanto on the high Summer schedule, which in 2015 started July 3. There are timetables below.
There is also excellent Portofino service from ports further north in the Gulf of Tigullio, such as Rapallo. Look at this article: Portofino Ferry Boat Schedules from Rapallo & SML.

The Ligurian coast from Portovenere toward Cinque Terre. 
La Spezia Boat / Ferry Timetables
For info on buses and parking (including near the boat), see: Getting Around La Spezia

Schedule: La Spezia-Portovenere-Cinque Terre
  (April 23 - Oct 02 2016)

Schedule: La Spezia-Portofino (S17)  ((Jul 3 - Sept 11, 2015)  Mon and Fri    Departs 8:30 Returns 6:30

 Lerici Boat / Ferry Timetables
For information about parking and more in Lerici, see Castle to Castle Along the Gulf of the Poets

Schedule: Lerici-Portovenere-Cinque Terre    (May 14 - Sept.18, 2016)

Schedule: Lerici-Portofino (S17) (Jul 3 - Sept 11, 2015)  Mon and Fri 
Departs 8:30 Returns 6:30   La Spezia schedule in link - the same times and prices in all respects.

Portovenere Boat / Ferry Timetables
San Lorenzo, Portovenere.
San Lorenzo, Portovenere.
For information on parking and buses to Portovenere and boats to Palmaria, see Getting to Portovenere.

Schedule: La Spezia-Portovenere-Cinque Terre
  (April 23 - Oct 02 2016)

Schedule: Lerici-Portovenere-Cinque Terre    (May 14 - Sept.18, 2016)

Schedule: Portovenere-Three Island Tour (S14)    ( Jun 6 - Sep 6, 2015) 
Island tour info in note: Departs at 12:00am and 2:30pm

Schedule: Portovenere-Portofino (S16) (Jul 3 - Sept 11, 2015)  Mon and Fri 
Departs 9:00 Returns 6:00

Levanto Boat / Ferry Timetables

Schedule: Levanto - Cinque Terre - Portovenere
(April 23 - Oct. 02  2016)

Schedule: Levanto Portofino (S32)  (Jul 3 - Sept 11, 2015)  Mon and Fri 
Departs 10:30

Portofino to Cinque Terre / Portovenere Ferry Timetable

Schedule: Cinque Terre to Portofino (S29)  (Jul 3 - Sept 11, 2015)  Mon and Fri   Monterosso Schedule in Link
Departs Riomaggiore 9:30  Manarola 9:40  Vernazza 10:00  Monterosso 10:10

Schedule: Portovenere-Portofino (S16)   (Jul 3 - Sept 11, 2015)  Mon and Fri 
Departs 9:00

Fezzano & Le Grazie to Portovenere & Terrizzo Timetables
Cadimare, Fezzano and Le Grazie are small ports on the western shore of the Gulf of La Spezia.

Schedule: Fezzano Le Grazie Portovenere Terrizzo (S11)
July 3-31, 2015 Fri., Sat., Sun.       August 1-31, 2015 Daily

Palmaria / La Spezia Boat / Ferry Timetables.
Terrizzo is on the Portovenere side of Palmaria Island, Pozzale on the far side.
(There is also separate year-round Portovenere to Palmaria service, see our Getting to Portovenere).

Schedule: La Spezia to Terrizzo Palmaria (S12)  (Jun 6 - Sep 6, 2015)
Schedule: La Spezia - Pozzale Palmaria (S13)     (Jun 13 - July 3 2015
Schedule: La Spezia - Pozzale Palmaria (S13)     (July 3 - Sept 12, 2015 in three subsections)

Viareggio+ to Cinque Terre Boat / Ferry Timetables
Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Massa, and Marina di Carrara to Cinque Terre.

2016 Schedule Begins June 18. Schedule posted when available.

Schedule: Four Versilia Ports - Cinque Terre (S3) 2.5MB  (Jun 20 - Sep 13, 2015)
Departs Viareggio  9:00,  Forte dei Marmi  9:30,  Marina di Massa  9:45,  Marina di Carrara 10:10

Why Archived Schedules?  Only the current schedules for the Gulf of La Spezia boats are available at any given time. To show the whole season, we sometimes must use an archived schedule. All the timetables always show the effective dates which could vary a little bit from year to year, so check back periodically.

More Boat Info
Your ticket allows stopovers at intermediate ports. The boat service is cash only and subject to cancellation due to weather and wave conditions, which is uncommon in summer. There are bathrooms on the boat. Dogs that can be carried are allowed. The boats have both open air and covered sections. Wheelchairs are not advised due to the design of both the boats and docks. The official Consortium website is Consorzio Marittimo Turistico.

Portofino. For scenic ferry boats further north in Liguria read: Portofino Ferry Boat Schedules from Rapallo & SML. There are timetables for boats serving Portofino, Rapallo, Santa Margarita Ligure, Sestri Levante, Chiavari, Lavagna, San Fruttuoso, and Cinque Terre.

Camogli. For ferry boats on the Liguria's Gulf of Paradise read: Camogli to San Fruttuoso Ferry Boats with Recco & Portofino. There is info for boats serving Recco, Camogli, Punta Chiappa, San Fruttuoso, Portofino, .

Some of our Liguria Travel Articles
Cinque Terre - 16 Tips for Avoiding the Crowds  Yes, it's popular, but you can have a great time.

Getting to Portovenere   All about buses, parking, hiking, taxis, hotels, boats in Portovenere.
Portovenere Travel Guide - The Top Ten Attractions Portovenere's attractions for reasonable folk
Castle to Castle Along the Gulf of the Poets All about Lerici - exploring, parking and hotels.

Getting Around La Spezia  Describes parking in La Spezia, as well as bus info and other goodies.
La Spezia Travel Guide: Top Ten Attractions as told by people who  have actually been there.
A Guide to the Local Food around La Spezia  Food of the area, as told by expert mangioni.
Getting to Portofino - Walking, Hiking, and More  Describes fabulous walking and hiking from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino.

The Most Beautiful Villages of Liguria Part 1 The Rock Villages A 7-part series covering 28 great little towns.

Buddy Can You Spare a Click? 

If we've helped, you can thank us by using these links to get quotes and/or reserve your car rental.
 AutoEurope(US) Auto Europe(UK) or this one to make Italy hotel bookings Booking.Com.Italy.

When Should I Go? Visit the Cinque Terre only when the weather is good - they are all about the sea and the hills. First choice: April 15 - June 15; Second Choice: September 1 - October 10.  Should I bring guidebooks? Definitely, it's hard to find guides in English in Italy. We use this one locally: Liguria: The Italian Riviera / Whitehouse. The most popular Italy Guides on Amazon are Rick Steves Italy 2016  &  Lonely Planet Italy. (Click links for the Amazon page).  Should I bring a map? We think it's easier to arrive with one. For driving get 1:200,000 scale. We prefer the DeAgostini and Touring Club Italiano Touring Club Liguria Map (Amazon Link) series over Michelin. You can also buy one in Italy -larger bookstores and some autostrada rest stops have good selections. Should I opt for a GPS for a rental car? Many feel they are less useful in Italy. Consider bringing one from home with an Italy/Europe map loaded -both US & European cars are 12V.

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