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There are 11 ways to get from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus 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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Fly from Genoa  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GOA - FRA

74€ - 228€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa to Mannheim central bus station N177
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim central bus station to Frankfurt central train station 107 / ...

44€ - 62€

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Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIN - FRA

84€ - 254€

Train to Turin, fly  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Frankfurt (FRA) TRN - FRA

72€ - 293€

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Frankfurt (FRA) MXP - FRA

72€ - 273€

Bus to Nice, fly  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Genova to Nice
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NCE - FRA

Train to Pisa, fly  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Frankfurt (FRA) PSA - FRA

55€ - 272€

Train  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Zuerich Hb Ec
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

158€ - 297€

Train via Como  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb Ec
  4. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

139€ - 297€

Bus, train  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa Marittima to St. Gallen Lagerstrasse
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Konstanz Re
  3. Take the train from Konstanz to Frankfurt(Main)Sued

Drive  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main 802.5 km

95€ - 150€

Genoa to Frankfurt am Main by trains

The train journey time between Genoa and Frankfurt am Main is around 19h 42m and covers a distance of around 809 km. The fastest train normally takes 19h 42m. Operated by Trenitalia Eurocity and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Genoa to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Genova P.Za Principe and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
19h 42m
Fastest train time:
19h 42m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
158€
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:10
Last train departs at:
14:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Genoa to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 14h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Genoa and arriving at Frankfurt central train station via Mannheim central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Genova P.Za Principe and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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The distance between Genoa and Frankfurt am Main is 635 km. The road distance is 802.5 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 10h 10m and costs 150€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Genoa to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Genoa station.

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Genoa to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova P.Za Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4h 31m and costs 70€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 300€ and takes 10h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 14h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 635.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Genoa, Italy and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa flies from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main via Zuerich Hb in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Nice to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Nice to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Pisa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 300€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Pisa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 300€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Pisa to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Nice to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 460€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
16€ - 19€
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 90€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
80€ - 110€
1st Class
140€ - 190€
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
19€ - 26€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
13€ - 18€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
40€ - 60€
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Konstanz to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Genoa Marittima to St. Gallen Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
ExpressBus
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 Genoa to Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim central bus station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Crnja Tours
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
8€ - 12€
Premium
10€ - 15€
Family&friends
12€ - 18€

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The quickest flight from Genoa Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Genoa to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Genoa to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Frankfurt am Main is 803 km. It takes approximately 7h 40m to drive from Genoa to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Genoa Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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