There are 6 ways to get from Florence to Genoa by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole Fb / ...

19€ - 70€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour

11€ - 15€

4 alternative options

Train via Pisa  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale Re
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Genova Brignole Fb / ...

17€ - 67€

Rideshare  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Gênes 230.8 km

12€ - 14€

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Florence to Genoa 228.2 km

30€ - 45€

Fly  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Genoa (GOA) FLR - GOA

102€ - 414€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Genoa is to bus which costs 11€ - 15€ and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Genoa is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 and arriving at Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze Rifredi and arriving at Genova Brignole. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 37m.

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The distance between Florence and Genoa is 197 km. The road distance is 228.2 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs 19€ - 70€.

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The train from Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole takes 2h 37m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Florence to Genoa bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 station.

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Florence to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze Rifredi station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Genoa is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs 19€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 15€ and takes 4h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 420€ and takes 5h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 196.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 37m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole twice daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 70€ and the journey takes 2h 37m. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps once daily. Tickets cost 11€ - 15€ and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
480€ - 1000€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 27€
Base Standard
35€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Train from Pisa Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Baltour
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Florence to Gênes
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Genoa bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps station.

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Florence to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Genoa is 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Florence to Genoa.

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa, Air France and Alitalia offer flights from Florence Airport to Genoa Airport.

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Book your Florence to Genoa train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Florence to Genoa bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1245+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Florence and Genoa. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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