|Distance||45 miles (72 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 18 min|
|Average train ticket price||$11 (€9)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Regionale, Intercity or Regionale Veloce|
Trains from Genoa to Riomaggiore cover the 45 miles (72 km) long route taking on average 1 h 18 min with our travel partners like Regionale, Intercity or Regionale Veloce. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $11 (€9), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $9 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Genova Piazza Principe and arrive in Riomaggiore.
While moving along the Riviera, you can choose to travel using trains from Genoa to Riomaggiore as you sightsee on other famous landmarks. The distance between the two cities is roughly 75.2 miles (121.1 km) and might take you anywhere between 1h 20min to 2h 30min on the tracks depending on whether you use a direct train or one with tranfers. Once you get to Riomaggiore there are multiple places to visit including experiencing a boat ride along 5 riveting villages with Cinqueterre dal Mare Tours. For lovers of fine art, you could head to Art in Banchi which is an exhibition store displaying magnificent Italian pieces. You could also visit the Alimentari Franca which has a wide selection of food, wine, cheese, cold cuts and olives, or alternatively head on over to Terra Di Bargon and indulge in an impeccable wine tasting as you get to learn about the traditional wine production method.
When choosing between trains from Genoa to Riomaggiore, expect different departure times due to different transfers that occur on the trip. The first train that leaves the station is Regionale and departs at around 7:11 a.m. Regionale has 38 trains operating the route which leave the station after every 20-30min of each other, and has the last train departing at around 10:56 p.m. The first Intercity train leaves the station at roughly 8:51 a.m. and has 17 trains that leave the station within every 40min in the morning hours up until 9:56 a.m., and then again between 3:47 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. The last Intercity train leaves the station at around 10:43 p.m. 5 Terre Express is the third train which operates the route and has 2 trains with departure times at around 5:29 p.m. and about 5:38 p.m. All the departure times remain constant every day including weekends as per the passenger’s convenience.
The time spent on trains from Genoa to Riomaggiore depends entirely on whether you board direct trains or trains with multiple transfers as well as the time spent at each transfer. If you prefer spending less time on the journey, you should consider looking for direct trains which can get you to your destination in around 1h 17min. If you do not mind a few stops along the way, the journey might take you anywhere between 1h 30min to 2h 30min on trains that have one transfer, while two transfer trips might take you around 1h 55min. Direct trains using Regionale are seen to be faster compared to direct 5 Terre Express trains which take about 1h 50min.
Departure train station: Once you plan on leaving Genoa, you can head to Genova Piazza Principe Railway Station which is the central station of Genoa and is located at Piazza Acquaverde. The distance to the station form the city center is roughly 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and is about a 30min walk away. You could also catch the Line 20 bus which takes around 8min to get to the station or the subway which might take around 9min. You could also opt to board a taxi if you are burdened with a lot of luggage and is a much more comfortable option, and will get you to Genova Piazza Principe station in 3min. While you wait for your train, you can take advantage of some of the station’s facilities including the restrooms, tourist information counters, shops and restaurants as well as the luggage storage area. You could also head to Genoa Brignole Railway station which is the second largest station in Genoa and is only 0.3 miles (0.6 km) from the city center. You can walk to that station in around 2min or you can grab a taxi if you are burdened with luggage. Some of the amenities that can be found on site include ticket offices, shops, restaurants, a waiting room, store rooms and accommodation.
Arrival train station: Once you get to Riomaggiore, you will arrive at the Riomaggiore railway station located on the Genoa-Pisa railway. The station is located in the city center and is accessible to major shops and restaurants found in the metropoliatan area. There are no taxis at the station as there is only a foot tunnel and some steps that lead to the Riomaggiore center. Some of the amenities accessible to passengers found at the railway station include washrooms, ticket machines, a ticket counter and a bar.
The main provider with trains from Genoa to Riomaggiore is Trenitalia. Trenitalia trains that operate on the Genoe-Riomaggiore route are Regionale, Intercity and 5 Terre Express trains. Regionale and 5 Terre Express offer direct trains while Intercity and Regionale have trains with a few transfers occurring in the stations of Sestri Levante, Genoa Brignole, La Spezia Centrale and Levanto. Regionale has 38 trains operating the route that leave the station after every 40min, Intercity has 17 trains while 5 Terre Express has 2 trains that operate during the evening hours of the day.
The first Regionale train departs at around 7:11 a.m. and subsequent trains leave after every 20-30min of each other, with the last train departing at around 10:56 p.m. Direct trains using Regionale are usually the fastest and can take you around 1h 17min of travel time, while trains with one or two transfers take anywhere between 1h 30min to 2h 30min. The first Intercity train leaves the station at roughly 8:51 a.m. and has trains leaving the station within every 40min of each other in the morning hours up until about 9:56 a.m., and then again between around 3:47 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. The last Intercity train leaves the station at approximately 10:43 p.m. Trips with Intercity take around 1h 30min to 1h 47min. 5 Terre Express is the third train which operates the route and has 2 trains with departure times at around 5:29 p.m. and about 5:38 p.m. 5 terre Express only offers direct trains which take around 2h 5min on the rails. Trenitalia trains operating the route have both ordinary and 2nd class tickets.
There are services offered by the Sala Blu which provides assistance to disabled travelers. There is also no limit to the amount of luggage that you carry on board, as Trenitalia are quite flexible with their luggage policy and do not charge passengers for oversize or overweight luggage. While considering ticket options, you have the option of picking between Base, Economy and Super Economy. All ticket options will grant access to free Wi-Fi, power outlets at each seat as well as AC. Base however has better seats with more leg room and offers a complimentary meal included in the ticket. Pets are also allowed on Trenitalia trains. Larger pets which cannot fit in carrier containers however will need have half-price tickets so that owners can have them on the trains.
There are a few ways you can be able to get cheap trains from Genoa to Riomaggiore while looking through Omio. When choosing to travel with Trenitalia, you should be aware that they usually provide discounts to the youth below 30 years as well as the eldelrly who are over 60 years of age. If you are not too strict with time, you can choose to book trains with multiple transfers compared to direct train as they are usually cheaper. Some trains also offer cheaper trains if you opt to book online compared to when you book for trains right before departure, as Trenitalia trains offer booking options as early as 6 months prior to your trip. You can also choose to be more flexible with travel times and dates so as to maximize your chances of getting great deals.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Genova Piazza Principe to Riomaggiore.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Genova Piazza Principe and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Riomaggiore and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Riomaggiore.
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