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Vernazza Train Station (Cinque Terre) Guide

Scenic Vernazza's train station sits between two tunnels, where its platforms reach.

Guide to Vernazza Train Station (Cinque Terre)

The Vernazza train station is wedged between two tunnels, and longer trains arriving from both north and south often remain partially inside the tunnel when stopped. The platform continues for a stretch inside the tunnel, so passengers can get on and off the train even if their car has stopped in the tunnel.

There are only two tracks: those traveling south toward La Spezia stop on the inland track and those traveling north toward Genoa stop on the track on the coastal side of the station. Only regional trains stop at Vernazza, though other direct trains run at full speed past the station, so you should always stay behind the yellow safety lines on the platform. The station has public restrooms, a staffed ticket office, and a waiting room. There is no bar or luggage storage.

The village of Vernazza is directly below the station, and can reached on foot in five minutes or by bus.

Vernazza’s original train station, dating from the 1874 inauguration of the rail line running between Sestri Levante and La Spezia, was replaced in 1959 when the route connecting the five villages in the Cinque Terre was expanded. The modern station is unique on the coast, as it is located above street level (accessed by a flight of stairs) and on the center platform, with tracks running on either side.

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