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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 26m to travel from Milan to Genoa by train, over a distance of around 74 miles (119 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Milan to Genoa and tickets for this journey start from €9 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 34m
Price€9 - €50.40
Distance74 miles (119 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationGenoa
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Milan to Genoa train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Genoa for Tuesday 26th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
00:32 Milano Lambrate07:30 Genova Piazza PrincipeRegionale 2177 Trenord Get tickets6h 58m, 2 changes
06:32 Milano Lambrate08:18 Genova Piazza PrincipeRegionale 2179 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 46m, direct
07:10 Milano Centrale08:44 Genova Piazza PrincipeEurocity 141 Thello Get tickets1h 34m, direct
07:32 Milano Lambrate09:08 Genova Piazza PrincipeRegionale 2181 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 36m, direct
08:37 Milano Lambrate10:25 Genova Piazza PrincipeRegionale 2175 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 48m, direct
11:10 Milano Centrale12:44 Genova Piazza PrincipeEurocity 143 Thello Get tickets1h 34m, direct
12:32 Milano Lambrate14:18 Genova Piazza PrincipeRegionale 2185 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 46m, direct
14:32 Milano Lambrate16:18 Genova Piazza PrincipeRegionale 2187 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 46m, direct
15:10 Milano Centrale16:44 Genova Piazza PrincipeEurocity 159 Thello Get tickets1h 34m, direct
16:32 Milano Lambrate18:18 Genova Piazza PrincipeRegionale 2191 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 46m, direct

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciabianca and Intercity trains from Milan to Genoa

You can travel from Milan to Genoa on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, 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.

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.

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.

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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.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Genoa

Train tickets from Milan to Genoa start at €9 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 €18.79.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price18.44
on the day
avg. single price18.79

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 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 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 26 minutes, with around 14 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 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Genoa cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Genoa can start from as little as €9 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 Milan to Genoa?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Genoa without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Milan to Genoa. 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 05:15. 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 23:32. 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.
 / 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 Milan to Genoa for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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