Train from Livorno to Cinque Terre
It is possible to visit Cinque Terre on your own by train from Livorno cruise port. Be sure to calculate enough time to do it. Only the train ride from Livorno Centrale to the Cinque Terre will already take between 70 and 100 minutes. Also travelling from the cruise port to the train station will take some time. Trains don't run very frequent. You can opt for a direct train between Livorno and one of the 5 villages of the Cinque Terre. Or take a train from Livorno to La Spezia and from there take a local train. You can check the train timetable from Livorno to the Cinque Terre here.
TIP: In the station of La Spezia you can buy a Cinque Terre day pass for € 10 per person. This is valid for unlimited train travel (from validation till midnight) between La Spezia and the Cinque Terre villages + various other benefits.
How do I get to the train station from the cruise port in Livorno?
Livorno Centrale train station is too far from the harbor to get there on foot. You can take a taxi for approximately € 20 per taxi (4 persons one way) or you opt for the combination shuttle bus and public transport. The latter is the most popular option and it's very simple. Here are the steps to take.
Take the shuttle bus from your cruise ship to the stop at the back of Piazza Grande.
At Piazza Grande, take the LAM BLU (former bus N°1) or LAM ROSSA (former bus N°2) to Livorno Centrale. The bus stops are located along adjacent Via Grande and no longer on the square itself. The ride between Piazza Grande and Livorno Centrale takes about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. A single ticket costs €1,20 per person. Buses run frequent every 7 to 10 minutes.
TIP: Buy your bus ticket in advance at the Tourist Office, at ticket machines or at a Tabacchi kiosk. On the bus, you usually pay € 1 more.
Take the train from Livorno Centrale to La Spezia or one of the 5 villages