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

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Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole Fr

30€ - 95€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Genoa 1922

21€ - 31€

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Venice to Genoa 401.7 km

45€ - 75€

Fly from Venice  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Genoa (GOA) VCE - GOA

54€ - 404€

Train to Trieste, fly  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Genoa (GOA) TRS - GOA

60€ - 230€

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Genoa is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Genoa is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Genoa via Venice Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Genova Brignole. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Venice and Genoa is 290 km. The road distance is 401.7 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs 30€ - 95€.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole takes 4h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Venice to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Genoa is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs 30€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 8h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 410€ and takes 5h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 290.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 95€ and the journey takes 4h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice Mestre to Genoa once a week. Tickets cost 21€ - 27€ and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 1000€
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Albawings
Website
albawings.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
19€ - 130€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
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 Venice Mestre to Genoa
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Genoa is 402 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Venice to Genoa.

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Air Dolomiti, Albawings, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 790+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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