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There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Genoa by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 35m

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

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Rideshare  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Gênes 145.9 km

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Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Milan to Genoa 146 km

Milan to Genoa by train

116 Weekly Trains
1h 35m Average Duration
€9 Cheapest Price
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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 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Genova Brignole. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Milan and Genoa is 119 km. The road distance is 146 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 1h 35m and costs €9 - €55.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole takes 1h 35m 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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Milan to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Genoa is 146 km. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Milan to Genoa.

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  • Distance: 119.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole every 4 hours. Tickets cost €10 - €14 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Three other operators also service this route.

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 Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
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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 Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €20
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Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
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Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Gênes
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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