There are 12 ways to get from Madrid to Genoa by plane, train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Genoa  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Genoa (GOA) MAD - GOA

$68 - $337

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) MAD - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe

$52 - $270

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Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe

$78 - $324

Fly to Nice, night bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nice (NCE) MAD - NCE
  2. Take the night bus from Nice, Nice to Genoa, Genoa

$83 - $253

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe

$67 - $273

Fly to Turin, train  •  8 h 17 min

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

$67 - $378

Train, bus  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genova

$140 - $205

Train  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  5. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec

$216 - $323

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  19 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Valencia Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Genova

$113 - $169

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  27 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nice
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Genova

$107 - $162

Bus ALSA  •  45 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Genova

$110 - $180

Drive  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Genoa 906.7 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Genoa is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 240€ and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Genoa is to fly which costs 55€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Genova. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 45 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Genova Piazza Principe via Girona, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch and Marseille-Saint-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 12 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Genoa is 1127 km. The road distance is 1450.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Genoa without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 32 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Madrid to Genoa, including transfers.

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Madrid to Genoa bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Genoa train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Genoa is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 55€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 280€ and takes 19 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs 95€ - 150€ and takes 19 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 704.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Genoa, Italy?

Volotea, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Genoa every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Genoa via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-St-Charles, and Marseille-Saint-Charles in around 19 h 12 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Nice, Nice to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Barcelona to Genova
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Valencia to Genova
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to Genova
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Genova
Ave. Duration
45 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com

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