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Bologna to Genoa by train

The journey from Bologna to Genoa by train is 118.9 mi and takes 4 hr 2 min. There are 43 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:00 AM and the last at 7:33 PM. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Genoa by train for as little as $18.51 or as much as $81.59. The best price for this journey is $18.51.

Lowest Price$18.51
Journey Duration4 hr 2 min
Connection per Day43
Lowest Price$18.51
Highest Price$81.59
First Departure5:00 AM
Last Departure7:33 PM
Distance118.9 mi
DepartureBologna
ArrivalGenoa
CarriersRegionale Veloce, FrecciarossaMore

Bologna to Genoa Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

Travel by train from Bologna to Genoa

The average journey from Bologna to Genoa takes on average 4 hr 2 min. Around 43 trains depart a day from Bologna to Genoa. The average price is $37.02, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $18.51.

If you take the train from Bologna to Genoa, you will leave from Bologna Centrale station, which is just a few minutes' walk from the heart of the city.

Transport is carried out by the Trenitalia railway company and there are several possible trains to take, often in combination with each other.

  • Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca: the fastest and most expensive trains.
  • Regional train: the slowest train, changes to other trains are expected.
  • Regional Fast train: it is a faster alternative to the Regional train, at the same price, here too there are changes to other trains.
  • Intercity: you can select your seat for free.
  • Italo: this is the other railway company with which you can cover your journey. Here your train will arrive at the Milano Centrale station and you can reach Genoa with an Italo train or one of the types listed above.

Within the typology of trains n.2 and n.3, you will not have the WiFi service or the choice of seat options. These are the cheapest alternatives, but we recommend that you change trains and upgrade to a higher category at some point in your journey, in order to make your journey more comfortable and faster.

Inside the Italo train you will have free Wi-Fi and, as regards the choice of seats, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

  • Smart: you will find a snack area, where you will find convenient vending machines to buy espresso coffee, fresh drinks and snacks.
  • Prima: the seats are wider and more comfortable and you can take advantage of the free Italo welcome service with snacks, coffee and drinks, served directly to your seat.
  • Club Executive: you have a dedicated entrance to the train, to skip the queues, you can sit in comfortable armchairs and if you choose the lounge, you will travel in a reserved environment. The catering service is always at your disposal, the products are served directly on the seat. Personal 9” screens available at your seat to enjoy all the exclusive entertainment contents of the on-board portal free of charge and to surf the internet.

Inside the Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca and Frecciargento trains you will have free Wi-Fi, seats and places to store your luggage. From Premium Class, a welcome service is provided on board with an offer of snacks and hot and cold drinks, served at your seat.

As for seating, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

  • Standard class
  • Premium class
  • Business class
  • Class executive

From Bologna to Genoa, the train is one of the best solutions for travelling. Once you reach the heart of the city of Genoa, you certainly won't be short of things to do or see. Genoa is famous for its ancient port and for the aquarium, the largest in Italy. We also recommend that you go to the historic center of the city and walk into the "caruggi", the picturesque alleys of medieval origin. In the historic center it is possible to taste the excellent Ligurian cuisine, as well as buy some typical products to give to friends or relatives. Don't forget Via Garibaldi, included among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: here you can see Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Doria Tursi, in which Italian, Flemish, Dutch, Spanish and French works are exhibited, as well as, in the Tursi, the "Cannone", the famous Paganini violin built in 1734 by the luthier Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarnieri and the "Maddalena Penitente" by Canova.

If you are planning to visit Genoa from Bologna by train, let yourself be guided by Virail. We compare thousands of train, bus and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our convenient price calendar below and find the best prices on all available public transport options between Bologna and Genoa.

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Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Genoa
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bologna to Genoa.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Genoa, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bologna to Genoa.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $19.62 to $32.21 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 39% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bologna to Genoa

The cheapest Bologna - Genoa train tickets can be found for as low as $22.65 if you’re lucky, or $26.44 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $42.68.

Find the best day to travel to Genoa by train

When travelling to Genoa by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Frecciabianca, operated by Trenitalia, Italy's national railway company, is a high-speed train service that links prominent cities and towns in Italy, such as Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Lecce. Operating at a top speed of 200 km/h, Frecciabianca trains provide passengers with first and second-class seating choices. This service belongs to the Frecciarossa family of high-speed trains in Italy.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Italo, a subsidiary of the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), operates a high-speed train service throughout Italy. The 2012 launch of Italo trains, which are both conventional and high-speed, provides travelers with speedy and comfortable travel across Italy. The 300 km/h speed ensures regular and comfortable transportation to major cities like Rome, Naples, Florence, and Milan.

Ticket types and facilities from Bologna to Genoa

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciabianca, Frecciarossa and Italo when traveling from Bologna to Genoa.

Second Class

In Frecciabianca's Second Class, you'll enjoy your journey with adjustable seats arranged in rows of four (2+2), foldable tables, reading lights, and ample luggage space. If you get hungry during your journey, don't forget to grab a bite from the FrecciaBistrò cafe-bar!
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First Class

In Frecciabianca's First Class, you'll find seats that are more spacious compared to the second class. Plus, you can pamper yourself right from the start of your trip with a welcome drink, snack, and newspapers.
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Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Smart

With the Smart ambiance, experience all the comforts and services of Italo at an affordable price.
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Prima

Experience the best of Italo with the Prima ambiance, providing you with maximum comfort and top-notch services for your entire journey.
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Club Executive

For an even more luxurious and relaxing trip, opt for the Club Ambiance. Here, you'll delight in ultimate comfort and pampering with spacious individual seating arrangements.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Currently, Frecciabianca trains don't have an onboard entertainment portal. But, you can use your own data.
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Every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciabianca trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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You can visit the FrecciaBistrò café-bar for a selection of snacks and meals. Additionally, through the Portale FRECCE portal, you can conveniently order from your seat. Bringing your own refreshments is also an option.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Italo trains come equipped with free WiFi and the ItaloLive entertainment portal, featuring an array of movies, shows, news, and more.
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All Italo trains provide power sockets at each seat.
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Your train ticket comes with a luggage allowance, which you need to store in specified areas on Italo trains. In Smart ambience coaches, there's a size limit, so ensure your luggage doesn't exceed 75 x 53 x 30 cm. Adhering to these guidelines helps you avoid any penalties.
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For travelers with reduced mobility, Italo trains have priority seating located near an accessible restroom, which includes tactile and Braille signage.
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On Italo trains, while there's no dedicated dining carriage, vending machines in Coaches 3 and 7 (AGV trains) or Coaches 3 and 6 (EVO trains) offer snacks and drinks. Prima Ambience passengers receive a complimentary Welcome Service with a variety of snacks and beverages served at their seat. For an even more luxurious experience, Club Executive Ambience travelers enjoy an exclusive onboard catering service with espresso, pastries, and drinks delivered by attentive staff.
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All Italo trains are equipped with air-conditioning.
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Prams, pushchairs, and folding bicycles are considered standard luggage and should be stored in designated spaces on Italo trains. Oversized luggage and standard bicycles are not allowed. We recommend protecting your bicycle with a cover.
Services on board Frecciarossa, Italo and Frecciabianca from Bologna to Genoa
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Bologna to Genoa CO2 Emissions by Train

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13.39kg
Bus
14.35kg
Flight
38.27kg
Car
30.62kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bologna to Genoa by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bologna and Genoa are 13.39kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bologna and Genoa? By taking the train between Bologna and Genoa you will save 24.88kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.96kg compared to a bus and 17.23kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bologna to Genoa?
A train ticket from Bologna to Genoa is $37.02. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $18.51.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bologna to Genoa?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bologna to Genoa is $18.51. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bologna and Genoa by train?
Bologna to Genoa is 118.9 mi.
How long does the train between Bologna and Genoa take?
Bologna to Genoa is on average 4 hr 2 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 41 min.
Which companies operate from Bologna to Genoa?
The train journey from Bologna to Genoa is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Regionale Veloce, Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciabianca, InterCityNotte and DB - Intercity.
How many train connections per day go from Bologna to Genoa?
Bologna to Genoa has 43 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bologna to Genoa leave?
The earliest train from Bologna to Genoa departs at 5:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bologna to Genoa depart?
The latest train from Bologna to Genoa departs at 7:33 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bologna to Genoa in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $18.51 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bologna to Genoa?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Bologna to go to Genoa.
What's the fastest journey time between Bologna to Genoa by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bologna and Genoa is 2 hr 41 min.
Is there a direct train from Bologna to Genoa?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bologna and Genoa.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bologna to Genoa by train?
The train journey from Bologna to Genoa creates 13.39kg of CO2 emissions.

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