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There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Genoa by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe Ic / ...

9€ - 55€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Gênes 147.3 km

9€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Genoa, Genoa 494 / ...

10€ - 14€

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Milan to Genoa 147.8 km

19€ - 29€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Genoa is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Genoa is to train which costs 9€ - 55€ and takes 1h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Genova P.Za Principe. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 41m.

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The distance between Milan and Genoa is 119 km. The road distance is 147.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 1h 41m and costs 9€ - 55€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe takes 1h 41m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Milan to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Genoa is to train which takes 1h 41m and costs 9€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 14€ and takes 3h 8m.

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Milan to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Genova P.Za Principe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Genoa is 148 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Milan to Genoa.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 119.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 41m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe every 3 hours. Tickets cost 9€ - 14€ and the journey takes 1h 41m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan, Milan to Genoa, Genoa every 4 hours. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 55m.

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 Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 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 Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
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Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
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 Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Milan, Milan to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Gênes
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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