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There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Genoa by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 37m

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

15€ - 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 / ...

10€ - 60€

5 alternative options

Train via Pisa  •  4h 25m

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

17€ - 67€

Bus via Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza to Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Reggio Calabria

14€ - 18€

Night train  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the night train from Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole Ini

29€ - 45€

Rideshare  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Gênes 228.3 km

12€ - 14€

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Florence to Genoa 226.5 km

28€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Genoa is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 14€ and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Genoa is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 21m.

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 37m.

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It is 197 km from Florence to Genoa. It is approximately 226.5 km to drive.

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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 15€ - 70€.

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The train from Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole takes 2h 37m including transfers and departs once 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 15€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 60€ and takes 4h 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 once daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 70€ and the journey takes 2h 37m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route once a week. 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 10€ - 15€ and the journey takes 4h 10m. Two other operators also service this route.

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
Once 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
15€ - 21€
Train from Pisa Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
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 Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Firenze Rifredi to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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Bahn DB
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
10€ - 15€
Website
Baltour
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Piazzale Montelungo to Genova - Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Grouppo Stat
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Genoa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
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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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 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Florence to Genoa.

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

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There are 790+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at 75€ 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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