Trains to Genoa Find train times and tickets

The Liguria region's main city, Genoa, has a gritty appeal. Its commercial flair was based on maritime trade, and the city is still a key Mediterranean port. It is an excellent destination for a short break, but is also a useful stopping-off point for rail travellers heading deeper into Italy. Some of Liguria’s most celebrated coastal resorts (such as Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure) are close by, and Genoa itself has enough to entertain any visitor for a few days.

An intricate maze of lanes (locally called caruggi) leads up from the waterfront into the Old Town where the showpiece sights are the ducal palace and cathedral. Everywhere you’ll see the red and white flag of Genoa – which England appropriated. St George is also the patron saint of Genoa.

The gaudy main station is called Genoa Piazza Principe (often abbreviated as Genova Principe). The city is far from the main Italian high-speed network, so journey times are slow. Plan on five hours for the direct train to Rome, two hours to Turin and 90 minutes to Milan. The first Frecciarossa train service to Genoa was launched in March 2018. It's a new daily link from Venice and Verona. With a four-hour journey time, it's hardly high speed, but it is a chance for visitors to Genoa to arrive in style.

Genoa does however have some useful long-distance connections. There is a direct overnight train to Naples and Salerno and very useful direct EuroCity services (run by Thello) to Nice, Monaco and Marseille. A weekly direct train to Minsk and Moscow, leaving each Sunday lunchtime, adds a little spice to the departure boards at Piazza Principe station.

You can reach Genoa easily in a long day’s journey from London. The standard route has been via Paris and Milan. But since Eurostar launched its direct London-Marseille service in May 2015, it now makes sense (on those days when the London to Marseille train runs) to travel from London to Genoa with just one change of train at Marseille St Charles. The run from Marseille to Genoa is a superb rail-cruise along the Riviera.

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London to Genoa by train

from $107.27

Avg 1 change 12hr 41m

Marseille to Genoa by train

from $30.05

Avg 0 changes 5hr 35m

Nice to Genoa by train

from $17.25

Avg 0 changes 2hr 53m

Ventimiglia to Genoa by train

from $9.54

Avg 0 changes 1hr 56m

Cannes to Genoa by train

from $18.16

Avg 1 change 3hr 58m

Milan to Genoa by train

from $10.84

Avg 0 changes 1hr 27m

Turin to Genoa by train

from $9.54

Avg 0 changes 1hr 25m

Rome to Genoa by train

from $11.89

Avg 0 changes 3hr 47m

Rapallo to Genoa by train

from $3.40

Avg 0 changes 19m

Pisa to Genoa by train

from $9.54

Avg 0 changes 1hr 35m

Florence to Genoa by train

from $11.89

Avg 0 changes 2hr 36m

La Spezia to Genoa by train

from $8.62

Avg 0 changes 53m

Levanto to Genoa by train

from $7.06

Avg 0 changes 58m

Riomaggiore to Genoa by train

from $8.49

Avg 0 changes 1hr 11m

Monterosso to Genoa by train

from $7.97

Avg 0 changes 55m

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Genoa by train

from $3.40

Avg 0 changes 20m

Venice to Genoa by train

from $23.91

Avg 1 change 4hr 7m

Siena to Genoa by train

from $22.87

Avg 2 changes 3hr 56m

Savona to Genoa by train

from $5.88

Avg 0 changes 18m

Toulon to Genoa by train

from $24.30

Avg 0 changes 4hr 49m

Paris to Genoa by train

from $47.17

Avg 1 change 8hr 34m

Zurich to Genoa by train

from $47.17

Avg 1 change 5hr 28m

Chambéry to Genoa by train

from $49.39

Avg 1 change 5hr 31m

Barcelona to Genoa by train

from $116.55

Avg 2 changes 11hr 41m

Bergamo to Genoa by train

from $17.51

Avg 1 change 2hr 25m

Vernazza to Genoa by train

from $7.97

Avg 0 changes 1hr 38m

Sestri Levante to Genoa by train

from $5.10

Avg 0 changes 40m

Bologna to Genoa by train

from $28.48

Avg 0 changes 3hr 30m

Alessandria to Genoa by train

from $7.45

Avg 0 changes 38m

Dijon to Genoa by train

from $179.65

Avg 1 change 8hr 36m

Empoli to Genoa by train

from $21.30

Avg 1 change 2hr 49m

Naples to Genoa by train

from $18.16

Avg 0 changes 8hr 1m

Albenga to Genoa by train

from $8.10

Avg 0 changes 1hr 4m

Viareggio to Genoa by train

from $16.46

Avg 0 changes 1hr 23m

Sanremo to Genoa by train

from $29.01

Avg 0 changes 1hr 42m

Lucca to Genoa by train

from $14.11

Avg 1 change 2hr 6m

Avignon to Genoa by train

from $50.43

Avg 1 change 6hr 40m

Menton to Genoa by train

from $14.24

Avg 1 change 2hr 22m

Finale Ligure to Genoa by train

from $7.97

Avg 0 changes 45m

Madrid to Genoa by train

from $159.40

Avg 2 changes 14hr 58m

Montpellier to Genoa by train

from $43.25

Avg 1 change 7hr 52m

Valence to Genoa by train

from $111.58

Avg 1 change 7hr 16m

Parma to Genoa by train

from $20.77

Avg 0 changes 2hr 27m

Lille to Genoa by train

from $112.89

Avg 2 changes 11hr 17m

Pavia to Genoa by train

from $10.98

Avg 0 changes 1hr 2m

Camogli-S. Fruttuoso to Genoa by train

from $4.31

Avg 0 changes 17m

Moneglia to Genoa by train

from $7.06

Avg 0 changes 1hr 12m

Chiavari to Genoa by train

from $5.10

Avg 0 changes 27m

Lyon to Genoa by train

from $60.89

Avg 1 change 6hr 28m

Massa to Genoa by train

from $14.37

Avg 0 changes 1hr 17m

Como to Genoa by train

from $47.82

Avg 1 change 2hr 27m

Livorno to Genoa by train

from $28.88

Avg 0 changes 1hr 49m

Basel to Genoa by train

from $58.80

Avg 1 change 6hr 11m

Antibes to Genoa by train

from $18.29

Avg 0 changes 3hr 18m

Verona to Genoa by train

from $25.09

Avg 1 change 3hr 7m

Aix-en-Provence to Genoa by train

from $75.78

Avg 1 change 6hr 16m

Saint-Raphaël to Genoa by train

from $18.55

Avg 0 changes 3hr 54m

Diano to Genoa by train

from $12.41

Avg 0 changes 1hr 25m

Alassio to Genoa by train

from $11.89

Avg 0 changes 1hr 9m

Geneva to Genoa by train

from $70.82

Avg 1 change 6hr 2m

Cambridge to Genoa by train

from $210.36

Avg 3 changes 14hr 48m

Corniglia to Genoa by train

from $8.62

Avg 0 changes 1hr 13m

Voghera to Genoa by train

from $10.45

Avg 0 changes 46m

Pietrasanta to Genoa by train

from $15.16

Avg 1 change 1hr 43m

Manarola to Genoa by train

from $8.62

Avg 0 changes 1hr 17m

Monaco to Genoa by train

from $16.72

Avg 0 changes 2hr 34m

Asti to Genoa by train

from $8.88

Avg 0 changes 54m

Brig to Genoa by train

from $50.56

Avg 1 change 3hr 58m

Pietra Ligure to Genoa by train

from $8.10

Avg 0 changes 52m

Recco to Genoa by train

from $4.31

Avg 0 changes 8m

Civitavecchia to Genoa by train

from $55.66

Avg 0 changes 3hr 28m

Loano to Genoa by train

from $7.97

Avg 0 changes 56m

Varazze to Genoa by train

from $5.10

Avg 0 changes 23m

Strasbourg to Genoa by train

from $82.71

Avg 2 changes 7hr 51m

Imperia to Genoa by train

from $12.41

Avg 0 changes 1hr 26m

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