Take the train from Genoa to Rome and see so much more of the Italian countryside than when navigating unfamiliar roads. Going by train is so much quicker than driving and why go through all the hassle of airport security and luggage limits if there's really no need? Travelling by train from one historic Italian town to the other takes about four hours on the fastest services from Genoa to Rome.
There are about 36 trains running from early morning until late evening every day. Frecciabianca and Frecciargento trains from Genoa to Rome have spacious modern carriages with comfortable seats and services that range from power outlets to delicious catering choices. Sit back and relax while enjoying the Italian scenery whisking by you at speeds of over 200 km/h (125 mph or more).
How much you see and do in Rome depends on whether you're staying for a day or a month but definite highlights have to be exploring the gruesome history of the Roman Colosseum or throwing coins into the world-renowned Trevi Fountain. Ready to book your train tickets from Genoa to Rome? Start your search for train times and tickets in our handy Journey Planner above.
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Genoa to Rome by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Genoa and Rome is 9 hours and 5 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Genoa to Rome is 5 hours and 20 minutes.
Train tickets from Genoa to Rome can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Genoa to Rome without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Genoa to Rome. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Genoa to Rome leaves at 05:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Genoa to Rome leaves at 22:56. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Genoa to Rome cover a distance of around 250 miles (403 km) during the journey.