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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 16 trains per day travelling from Nice to Genoa and tickets for this journey start from €14.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 59m
PriceFrom €14.70
Distance96 miles (154 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:36
Last train21:06
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationGenoa
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Nice to Genoa train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Genoa for Thursday 7th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:36 Nice Ville08:50 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86003 SNCF 3h 14m, 1 change
06:36 Nice Ville10:21 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86007 SNCF 3h 45m, 1 change
08:06 Nice Ville11:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86015 SNCF 2h 59m, 1 change
08:36 Nice Ville12:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86017 SNCF 3h 41m, 1 change
09:36 Nice Ville13:05 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86023 SNCF 3h 29m, 1 change
10:36 Nice Ville14:17 Genova Piazza PrincipeTER 86027 SNCF 3h 41m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Genoa

The price of train tickets from Nice to Genoa starts at €14.70 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 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 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 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 16 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 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Genoa cost?

Train ticket prices from Nice to Genoa can start from as little as €14.70 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 Nice to Genoa?

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

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

The first train from Nice to Genoa leaves at 05:36. 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 21:06. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Genoa for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2022. 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 06/05/2022 for travel on 06/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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