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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

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30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price $30.52
  2. 30 day advance $65.59
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  1. It is easy to travel by train from Marseille to Genoa. This key route links the principal city of Provence with the capital of Liguria. This rail route runs via the Riviera coast, skirting the Côte d’Azur to cross the French-Italian border between Menton and Ventimiglia. The route is served by just three direct EuroCity trains each week, which is run by Italian rail operator Thello. This direct train leaves Marseille late morning on Mondays and mid-afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays.

    If the timings of the direct service don’t suit your schedule, you can still follow the classic Riviera coastal route from Marseille to Genoa using other trains. There are usually three other options per day, each requiring one or two easy changes of train along the way, normally at Nice Ville and sometimes also in Ventimiglia.

    Tickets for both the direct Thello EuroCity train and the indirect services via Nice and Ventimiglia normally go on sale three to four months prior to travel. Book early for the cheapest tickets. Note that there are no services on this route from 1 November to 10 December 2016.


    Marseille to Genoa

    Sit on the right side of the train from Marseille to Genoa for the best views of the coast. You’ll be rewarded with early glimpses of rocky coves as the train runs east through Cassis and Bandol. Beyond Toulon, the train turns inland but returns to the coast to take in resorts of the Côte d’Azur: Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Monte Carlo and Menton. You’ll get wonderful views of the Ligurian coast as the train continues to Genoa.

    The direct Thello train to Genoa leaves from St Charles station in Marseille. It makes 16 stops on its journey to the Italian port city, where it arrives at Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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