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Marseille to Genoa by train

It’s no secret that the Italian port city of Genoa is something of a beauty spot. As such, it’s one of the top places to tour when in the area. Even across the border in France, it remains a popular destination for locals.

The train from Marseille to Genoa takes five and a half hours, requiring one change. Serviced by SNCF and Trenitalia trains, both offer a premium service, to ensure you arrive feeling refreshed and fully charged. That goes for electronic devices too, with plenty of power points and free WiFi to power up.

In Genoa, you can walk around the port, enjoy a glass of something chilled in a restaurant, or learn about its proud maritime past in the local museum. All can be found within minutes from Genoa train station.

If that’s left you thirsty for more, do scroll down for the very latest information.

Marseille to Genoa by train

It takes an average of 8h 54m to travel from Marseille to Genoa by train, over a distance of around 193 miles (311 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Marseille to Genoa and tickets for this journey start from €25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 07m
Price€25 - €80
Distance193 miles (311 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationMarseille
Arrival stationGenoa
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaBus, Thello, Union Ivkoni (Bus), ALSA

Marseille to Genoa train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Genoa for Sunday 17th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
21:15 Marseille St-Charles08:48 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 17495 SNCF Get tickets11h 33m, 2 changes
05:58 Marseille St-Charles13:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 81751 SNCF Get tickets7h 07m, 2 changes
07:58 Marseille St-Charles15:32 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 17477 SNCF Get tickets7h 34m, 3 changes
08:27 Marseille St-Charles16:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTGV INOUI 6801 SNCF Get tickets7h 50m, 2 changes
09:58 Marseille St-Charles17:38 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 17479 SNCF Get tickets7h 40m, 3 changes
09:58 Marseille St-Charles18:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 17479 SNCF Get tickets8h 19m, 2 changes
10:07 Marseille Blancarde18:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 81613 SNCF Get tickets8h 10m, 4 changes
12:27 Marseille St-Charles19:08 Genova Piazza PrincipeTGV INOUI 6173 SNCF Get tickets6h 41m, 2 changes
14:58 Marseille St-Charles21:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 17485 SNCF Get tickets6h 07m, 1 change
16:27 Marseille St-Charles05:38 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 17489 SNCF Get tickets13h 11m, 3 changes

Thello trains from Marseille to Genoa

You can travel from Marseille to Genoa on Thello 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.

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Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Genoa

Train tickets from Marseille to Genoa start at €25 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 €64.10.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price56.92
on the day
avg. single price64.10

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 Marseille to Genoa 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 Marseille to Genoa? 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 Marseille to Genoa take?

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Genoa is 8 hours and 54 minutes, with around 11 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 Marseille and Genoa by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Genoa is 6 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Genoa cost?

Train ticket prices from Marseille to Genoa can start from as little as €25 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Marseille to Genoa?

No, there are no direct train services from Marseille to Genoa. Travelling from Marseille to Genoa by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Marseille to Genoa leaves at 05:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Genoa leaves at 20:27. 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 Marseille and Genoa by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Genoa cover a distance of around 193 miles (311 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Genoa to Marseille. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Marseille to Genoa.
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 Marseille to Genoa for a typical week day using timetable data for 17/01/2021. 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 11/01/2021 for travel on 14/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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