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Make your way from Milan to Genoa by train

The average train time from Milan to Genoa is 2h 4m, although it can take 1h 27m on the fastest Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca trains. There are about 25 direct trains covering the 119km (74 miles) that separate Milan from Genoa, with the first train leaving at 06:10 from Milano Centrale station and the last train leaving at 21:10.

  • All trains depart from either Milano Centrale or Milano Rogoredo station
  • All trains arrive into Genova Piazza Principe station

It’s easy to travel by train from the fashion capital of Milan to Genoa. In just an hour and a half, direct services operated by Trenitalia can whisk you between these two cities. It’s also one of the cheapest ways to travel. You’ll get from city centre to city centre, so you won’t have to worry about traffic nor parking. Plus, Frecciarossa’s ultra-modern design has a reduced impact on the environment, so everyone’s a winner.

With four classes to choose from, each comes with its own perks, but if you really want to travel in style, the Executive class offers the added benefit of FrecciaClub lounge access and a gourmet meal served to your seat.

Once you arrive in Genoa, head to Porto Antico to enjoy the relaxing harbour views. Stroll down via Garibaldi, Genoa’s most beautiful street, and visit the 16th-century Palazzo Bianco, home to one of the most outstanding collections of Genoese art.

Want to know more? Read on for train times, ticket prices and FAQs and book your train tickets from Milan to Genoa with us.

Milan to Genoa by train

It takes an average of 2h 12m to travel from Milan to Genoa by train, over a distance of around 74 miles (119 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from Milan to Genoa and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 30m
PriceFrom €9.90
Distance74 miles (119 km)
Frequency35 trains per day
First train05:10
Last train21:15
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationGenoa
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsThello, Trenitalia, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Milan to Genoa train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Genoa for Tuesday 25th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:05 14:44 1h 39m, direct
13:25 15:18 1h 53m, direct
14:10 15:44 1h 34m, direct
14:35 16:23 1h 48m, direct
15:05 16:44 1h 39m, direct
15:05 16:53 1h 48m, direct
15:25 17:18 1h 53m, direct
15:25 17:27 2h 2m, direct
16:05 17:44 1h 39m, direct
16:15 18:39 2h 24m, 1 change

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Intercity and Thello trains from Milano to Genova

You can travel from Milano to Genova on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Intercity and 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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

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.

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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.

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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 Milan to Genoa

The price of train tickets from Milan to Genoa starts at €9.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Milan 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Milan 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 Milan to Genoa take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Genoa is 2 hours and 12 minutes, with around 35 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 Milan and Genoa by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Genoa is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Genoa cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan to Genoa can start from as little as €9.90 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 Milan to Genoa?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Genoa without having to change trains. There are 29 direct trains from Milan to Genoa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Genoa leaves at 05:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Genoa leaves at 21:15. 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 Milan and Genoa by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Genoa cover a distance of around 74 miles (119 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Genoa to Milan. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Milan to Genoa.
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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Genoa for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/25/2021. 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 06/03/2021 for travel on 06/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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