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

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Bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Turin N740
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Genova 49

27€ - 37€

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Bus via Turin  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Turin N740
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Turin

24€ - 29€

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Bus, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Turin N740
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole Re / ...

26€ - 40€

Train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole Re / ...

61€ - 107€

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Genoa 399.6 km

45€ - 75€

Train, fly, bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia

84€ - 241€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Genoa is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Genoa is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Genoa is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Genoa is to bus via Turin which costs 23€ - 30€ and takes 8h.

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The fastest way to get from Grenoble to Genoa is to drive which takes 4h 5m and costs 45€ - 75€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Genova via Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Genova Brignole via Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Torino Porta Susa and Torino Lingotto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Genoa is 269 km. The road distance is 399.6 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Genoa without a car is to bus which takes 6h 37m and costs 26€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from Grenoble to Genoa, including transfers.

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

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Grenoble to Genoa train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Genoa is to bus which takes 6h 37m and costs 26€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 7h 25m.

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  • Distance: 269 km
  • Duration: 6h 37m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Genoa, Italy?

You can take a bus from Grenoble to Genoa via Turin in around 6h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grenoble to Genoa via Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Lingotto in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 190€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
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 Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 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 Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Train from Torino Lingotto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
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 Grenoble to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
21€ - 25€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
29€ - 34€
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 Grenoble to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
InterSaj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Turin to Genova
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Schedules at
saj.it
Book at
intersajticket.it
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus

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Grenoble to Genoa bus services, operated by InterSaj, arrive at Genova station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Genoa is 400 km. It takes approximately 4h 5m to drive from Grenoble to Genoa.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie and Air France offer flights from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport.

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