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Italy to France

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Italy to France

How can I get from Genoa to Bordeaux by train/plane?

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Tierra Verde...
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1. Re: Italy to France

The reason no one is responding is because this is not an easy route. You can fly but it is not non-stop. The train is 12-15 hours and driving is 10 hours...

West Chester...
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2. Re: Italy to France

This is the shortest train itinerary I could find: 11 hours, others were 14


Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy

5:30 AM

Genova Piazza Principe

7:21 AM

TrainRV2500Torino Porta Nuova

1 h 51 min (7 stops)

7:25 AM


7:31 AM

TrainRV2043Milano Porta Garibaldi

6 min (non-stop)

7:36 AM

Torino Porta Susa


5 h 43 min (7 stops)

1:19 PM

Paris Gare de Lyon


About 13 min

1:32 PM


1:46 PM

Subway6Charles de Gaulle Étoile

14 min (11 stops)

2:52 PM

Gare Montparnasse


2 h 4 min (non-stop)

4:56 PM

Gare de Bordeaux Saint-Jean

4:56 PM

About 5 hours by plane, non-direct flights mostly thru Paris

By car along the French coast-- 10 to 11 hours

Antibes, France
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3. Re: Italy to France

Travellers here often ask about unrealistic fastest direct routes. But if you treat it as a road trip or train trip there are plenty of wonderful places to visit in between Genoa and Bordeaux ( as an aside IMO neither of which are world class destinations ). Only a stressed business executive would want to do this in one go .. if you are a tourist take the time to explore.


West Chester...
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4. Re: Italy to France

That is true about taking time to travel and explore but one needs to have an accurate idea of how long it will take to get directly from A to B to start making realistic plans.

Once you know it's at least 11 hours from Genoa to Bordeaux you can decide if you have more time to wander around and take longer to see more.

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