How to get from Milan to Genoa?
The distance from Milan (Milano) to Genoa (Genova) is 150 kilometers. The fastest way to get from Milan to Genoa is by train, but you can save a little and go by bus. Experienced travelers may consider renting a car. One way trip will take about 2 hours.
Regional trains leave for Genoa from Milano Centrale about 2 times per hour. A one-way ticket costs about 15 euros, travel time from 1 hour 34 minutes to 2 hours. In Genoa, the main station is called Genova Piazza Principe, from where you can walk along the port in 20 minutes to Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari.
From Milan, I advise you to leave by the morning train at 08:10, 08:30 or 09:10 in order to be in time for Genoa for dinner.
Remember that lunch in Italian restaurants is scheduled from 12:00 to 14:30.
Buses to Genoa from Milan leave from the bus station or the San Donato stop. Travel time 2 hours 10 minutes. If you plan your trip in advance, you can find promotional tickets for 5 euros, but usually expect an average price of 8-12 euros. Buses are quite comfortable, there is Internet on board.
In Genoa, buses from Milan arrive at the Fanti d’Italia / Principe stop – it is near the central station and the metro station, which is quite convenient.
When traveling to Genoa by car from Milan, think about parking in advance. In the center of Genoa, there is a paid parking Parcheggio Acquario di Genova right in front of the Aquarium. The journey will take you at least 2 hours. Along the way, there is a paid section of the A7 highway, 125 km long, which costs 10 euros.