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Taking the train from Genoa to Rome

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.

Genoa to Rome by train

It takes an average of 9h 05m to travel from Genoa to Rome by train, over a distance of around 250 miles (403 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Genoa to Rome and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 20m
Price€9.90 - €158.90
Distance250 miles (403 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationGenoa
Arrival stationRome
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Genoa to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from Genoa to Rome for sábado 6º jun. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:35 Genova Piazza Principe11:39 Roma TiburtinaIntercity 652 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 04m, 1 change
07:12 Genova Brignole12:03 Roma TerminiFrecciabianca 8605 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 51m, direct
07:50 Genova Piazza Principe13:27 Roma TiburtinaRegionale 33822 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 37m, 1 change
07:56 Genova Brignole13:27 Roma TiburtinaIntercity 35651 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 31m, 2 changes
09:00 Genova Brignole14:20 Roma OstienseIntercity 505 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 20m, direct
12:17 Genova Brignole17:03 Roma TerminiFrecciabianca 8613 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 46m, direct
12:38 Genova Brignole17:52 Roma OstienseIntercity 511 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 14m, direct
13:15 Genova Piazza Principe19:40 Roma TiburtinaIntercity 35746 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 25m, 1 change
14:45 Genova Brignole20:59 Roma TiburtinaRegionale 11371 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 14m, 3 changes
15:48 Genova Piazza Principe21:40 Roma TiburtinaRegionale 33432 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 52m, 1 change

Trenitalia, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca and Intercity trains from Genoa to Rome

You can travel from Genoa to Rome on Trenitalia, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

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.

PhotoChris0693, under licence CC3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Genoa to Rome

Train tickets from Genoa to Rome start at €9.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €71.25.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price56.15
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price61.72
on the day
avg. single price71.25

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Genoa to Rome? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Genoa to Rome take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Genoa and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Genoa to Rome is 5 hours and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Genoa to Rome cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Genoa to Rome?

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.

What time does the first train from Genoa to Rome leave?

The first train from Genoa to Rome leaves at 05:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Genoa to Rome leave?

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.

What's the distance between Genoa and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from Genoa to Rome cover a distance of around 250 miles (403 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to Genoa. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Genoa to Rome.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Genoa to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/06/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/06/2020 for travel on 10/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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