Thinking about taking the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 6 hours 44 minutes to travel the 181 miles (291 km) from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 7 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 34 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Trenitalia. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
Train tickets from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa start from €30.60 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
Keen to book your train tickets to Genoa? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.
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). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.
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.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Venezia Santa Lucia and Genoa is 6 hours and 44 minutes, with around 34 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa is 4 hours and 7 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa can start from as little as €30.60 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa leaves at 05:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa leaves at 23:51. 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.
Trains travelling from Venezia Santa Lucia to Genoa cover a distance of around 181 miles (291 km) during the journey.