Trains from Cinque Terre to Montepulciano are a scenic way to travel when you are visiting Italy.
Trains between these cities go as far as Chiusi. Because the Montepulciano train station is located far from the city and is not well served by connecting buses, the best way to get there is to take a train to Chiusi Chianciano train station and then a bus to Montepulciano (Chiusi train station is 30 kilometers (15.5 miles) from Montepulciano).
It is best to avoid traveling to or from Montepulciano on Sundays, as bus services are less frequent. You can also take a taxi from Chiusi train station to Montepulciano. Taxis can be found outside the train station in Chiusi.
Trains from Cinque Terre to Chiusi are run by Trenitalia and depart from all five train stations in Cinque Terre. You should first take a train from the town you are staying in to La Spezia. You will have to change there for your connecting trains to Chiusi. Most of the morning trains from La Spezia have two connections, but there are several trains in the afternoon that only have one connection. These trains are faster than the others.
The journey time from Cinque Terre to Chiusi is 4 hours and 15 minutes for trains that only have one connection from La Spezia. Departures take place once an hour.
Ticket prices vary depending on what kind of trains you take and how far in advance you book, but in general they cost 20 to 30 euros for second class and 25 to 40 euros for first class.
When your train arrives in Chiusi you can transfer to a bus to Montepulciano at the Chiusi train station. Make sure to check schedules before you travel, as buses run infrequently. The bus journey time from Chiusi to Montepulciano is 1 hour and 5 minutes, and tickets cost around 5 euros. You can buy tickets at the train station in Chiusi.
The total journey time for taking the bus and train from Cinque Terre to Montepulciano is around 6 hours, plus transfer time, and the cost is 25 to 45 euros.