There are 5 ways to get from Bologna to Genoa by bus, train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Genoa, Genoa N580 / ...

$16 - $28

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Brignole Reg

$21 - $45

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$35 - $64

Rideshare  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Gênes 186.2 miles

$18 - $20

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Genoa 185.1 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Genoa is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 17€ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Genoa is to drive which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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The distance between Bologna and Genoa is 190 km. The road distance is 296 km.

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The bus from Bologna, Bologna to Genoa, Genoa takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Genoa, Genoa. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Genova Brignole. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Genoa, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Genoa 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Bologna to Genoa once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 41 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Genova
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Book at
booking.marinobus.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Gênes
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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