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There are 5 ways to get from Rome to Genoa by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Genova Brignole Fb / ...

30€ - 110€

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Rideshare  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Gênes 507.5 km

19€ - 45€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa, Genoa N1588 / ...

22€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Rome to Genoa 504.2 km

60€ - 95€

Fly  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA) FCO - GOA

63€ - 208€

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Genoa is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 45€ and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Genoa is to fly which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 3h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at Genoa, Genoa. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Genova Brignole. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Rome and Genoa is 401 km. The road distance is 504.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 30€ - 110€.

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The train from Roma Termini to Genova Brignole takes 4h 14m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Rome to Genoa bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Genoa is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 30€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 7h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 3h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 400.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Termini to Genova Brignole every 4 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 110€ and the journey takes 4h 14m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa, Genoa every 4 hours. Tickets cost 27€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 25m. Baltour also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 200€
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
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 Roma Termini to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Baltour
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 Rome to Gênes
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Rome to Genoa bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Genoa, Genoa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Genoa is 504 km. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Rome to Genoa.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Genoa Airport.

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Book your Rome to Genoa train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Rome to Genoa bus tickets online with FlixBus, Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1849+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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