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Have a ‘Nice’ journey to Genoa by train

When it comes to coastal journeys, the route from Nice to Genoa is one you should definitely experience by train. Covering 96 miles of glorious scenic views, it’s a far more relaxing way to take in the scenic landscape than driving – and it’s quicker too!

There are plenty of trains running from Nice to Genoa throughout the day, taking less than three hours to make the cross-border trip – meaning it’s easy to spend the morning eating pastries in France, before wandering along the quaint streets of Genoa and admiring its famous pastel-coloured houses in the afternoon. The high-speed Thello trains you’ll be travelling on offer wide comfortable seating, air-conditioning and plenty of snacks.

Ready to book? Start your search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, if you want to know more about the journey from Nice to Genoa by train, keep reading for our FAQs.

Nice to Genoa by train

It takes an average of 4h 21m to travel from Nice to Genoa by train, over a distance of around 96 miles (154 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Nice to Genoa and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 56m
Price€15 - €40.40
Distance96 miles (154 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationGenoa
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsunion_ivkoni

Nice to Genoa train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Genoa for Sunday 31st May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:01 Nice Ville11:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeEurocity 139 Thello Get tickets3h 04m, direct
08:06 Nice Ville12:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86015 SNCF Get tickets4h 11m, 1 change
12:37 Nice Ville16:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86037 SNCF Get tickets3h 40m, 1 change
14:09 Nice Ville17:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeEurocity 145 Thello Get tickets2h 56m, direct
15:37 Nice Ville19:08 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86053 SNCF Get tickets3h 31m, 1 change
16:37 Nice Ville20:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86057 SNCF Get tickets3h 40m, 1 change
18:06 Nice Ville21:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeEurocity 147 Thello Get tickets2h 59m, direct
20:36 Nice Ville07:38 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86079 SNCF Get tickets11h 02m, 1 change
08:01 Nice Ville11:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeEurocity 139 Thello Get tickets3h 04m, direct
08:06 Nice Ville12:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86015 SNCF Get tickets4h 11m, 1 change

Thello trains from Nice to Genoa

You can travel from Nice 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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 Nice to Genoa

Train tickets from Nice to Genoa start at €15 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 €25.84.
lowest price found
from15
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price23.72
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price24.35
on the day
avg. single price25.84

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 Nice 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 Nice 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 Nice to Genoa take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Genoa is 4 hours and 21 minutes, with around 7 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 Nice and Genoa by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Genoa is 2 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Genoa cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Genoa can start from as little as €15 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 Nice to Genoa?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nice to Genoa without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Nice to Genoa. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Nice to Genoa leaves at 08:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nice to Genoa leaves at 19:36. 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 Nice and Genoa by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Genoa cover a distance of around 96 miles (154 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Genoa to Nice. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Nice 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 Nice to Genoa for a typical week day using timetable data for 31/05/2020. 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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