There are 6 ways to get from Genoa to Milan by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Ic / ...

9€ - 55€

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Rideshare  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the rideshare from Gênes to Milan 143.3 km

6€ - 13€

4 alternative options

Bus via aeroporto di linate  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Milan Linate Airport 408

11€ - 14€

Bus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano Baltour / ...

10€ - 24€

Night train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the night train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Ini

23€ - 35€

Drive  •  1h 32m

  1. Drive from Genoa to Milan 144.5 km

19€ - 29€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Milan is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Milan is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Genoa to Milan. However, there are services departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at cavallotti via aeroporto di linate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 57m.

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The distance between Genoa and Milan is 119 km. The road distance is 144.5 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs 9€ - 55€.

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The train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale takes 1h 57m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Genoa to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Genoa, Genoa station.

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Genoa to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Genova Brignole station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Milan is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs 9€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus via aeroporto di linate, which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 2h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Milan.
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  • Distance: 119.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 57m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost 10€ - 14€ and the journey takes 1h 57m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Genoa, Genoa to Milan Linate Airport twice daily. Tickets cost 10€ - 12€ and the journey takes 2h.

Train operators
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 Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
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 Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
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, Genoa to Milan Linate Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Baltour
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Genova, Piazza della Vittoria to Milano - Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Milano
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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 Gênes to Milan
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Genoa to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan Linate Airport station.

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Genoa to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Milan is 145 km. It takes approximately 1h 32m to drive from Genoa to Milan.

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

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