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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.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

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 £13.60
  2. 30 day advance £20.00
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  1. There are three direct trains each day from Nice to Genoa. These are EuroCity services operated by Thello. Additional connections are available with a change of train at Ventimiglia, but this adds around an hour to the journey time.

    The entire route from Nice to Genoa follows the Mediterranean coast, first skirting the Côte d’Azur through Monaco and Menton to the Italian border and then travelling east along the Lugurian coast (the Riviera di Ponente) to Genoa. For the best of the sea views, look out the windows on the right-hand side of the train. You’ll cross the French-Italian border in a tunnel between Menton and Ventimiglia.

    Bookings for this route normally open three to four months in advance of travel. To get the cheapest fares on the direct Thello trains (called ‘Smart’ fares), it is worth booking as soon as tickets go on sale.


    Nice to Genova Piazza Principe

    The direct Thello trains from Nice to Genoa are classified as EuroCity services, but in terms of their design and on-board facilities, they are broadly similar to the Frecciabianca trains used on domestic services within Italy. This is not a high-speed service. Trains on the Nice to Genoa route make 10 intermediate stops, taking about three hours for the journey. The train departs from Nice Ville station and arrives in Genoa at Piazza Principe, from where there are good onward connections to stations across Italy.

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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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