Genova Piazza Principe

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Travel Category: Trains and Train Stations

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    The Genova Piazza Principe station, commonly called Genoa Principe (sometimes mistakenly Porta Principe written Genoa PP ), is one of the central stations of the city of Genoa together with the Brignole station. It is located on Piazza Acquaverde, occupying the entire northern side of Via Andrea Doria, where the service entrances are, not far from the Palazzo del Principe, from which it takes its name.

    It is in the town centre just a short distance from the Palazzo del Principe. The train station is used by about 66,000 passengers per day (24 million per year). The first temporary station was opened in 1854 at the end of the line from Turin. Lines were later opened to Milan, Rome and the French border at Ventimiglia.

    It is on the lines: Torino–Genova, Genova-Ovada-Acqui Terme, Genova–Ventimiglia, Genova–Pisa, Succursale dei Giovi, Milano-Genova and Genova-Piacenza (Mai realizzata)
    The station coordinates are 44°25′00″N 8°55′14″E and it is equipped with 12 platforms

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    International Trains:

    EuroCity services (Thello)
    Marseille - Cannes - Nice - Monaco - Ventimiglia - Genoa - Milan

    Intercite (IC Trenitalia)
    Vintimille and connections with the Cote d'Azur and Paris (TGV Paris-Vintimille)

    Night services (Russian Railways)
    Nice - Milan - Innsbruck - Vienna - Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow

    National Trains - TGV, Intercite:

    High Speed Frecciarossa

    High Speed Frecciargento

    High Speed Frecciabianca
    Milan-Genoa-Rome Genoa-Rome

    Intercite (IC Trenitalia)
    Pisa, Livourne and Rome
    Milan via Pavie
    Turin via Asti

    Night Trains (ICN Trenitalia)
    Lines to the South of Italy

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    Regional Trains - Intercite, TER:

    Regional Trains - Towards la Riviera Ligure (West and East)

    Local Bus, Trams and Inter-city Coach Transport:

    Near the station there are the terminus of numerous bus lines of Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti (AMT) company.
    The departure station of the Principe–Granarolo rack railway (Italian: Ferrovia Principe-Granarolo) rack railway that connects via del Lagaccio, (close to the Genoa Principe station), to the Granarolo hills.
    There’s also the Ascensore Castello d'Albertis-Montegalletto (the Albertis Castle – Montegalletto lift), a combined funicular and lift which connects via Balbi, near the Principe station, to corso Dogali.
    near Albertis Castle, home of the Museo delle Culture del Mondo (also managed by AMT).

    Coaches are available for inter-city transit with long-distance bus lines (such as Flixbus ).

    The output of Prince Underground is located a few meters from the Prince of Genoa underground (also managed by AMT) and the maritime station of Ponte dei Mille.

    In October 2012 a new exit was also opened, located in Via Andrea Doria, to allow the fastest interchange between the railway station and the subway station, waiting for the connecting underpass, opened in March 2016.

    Underground stop Metro stop (Principe)
    Trolleybus stop Trolleybus stop
    Bus stop Bus stop
    FunicularFunicular stop (Principe, Principe-Granarolo railway )
    Waterbus stopMaritime station ( Ponte dei Mille )
    LiftElevator ( Castello d'Albertis-Montegalletto )

    Shuttles: Downtown, Airport, Nearby Sights, Resorts:

    An hourly bus connection with the airport via the Christopher Columbus Volabus service is available.

    Car: Taxis, Rentals, Parking, Passenger drop-off:

    Parking for cars is available

    Services available:

    This is a “Platinum” category train station which is the top category and means it caters high quality traveler services for long, medium and short distance. The presence of High Speed Train services, as well as specific services for the city and for non-passenger visitors is generally always guaranteed. Services include:
    Ticket counters
    Automatic train ticket distributors
    Waiting room
    Baggage Storage with staff
    Railway Police

    Reduced Mobility:

    Assistance service is provided by RFI - Rete Ferroviaria Italiana – and is addressed to: - individuals in a wheelchair because of illness or disability; - individuals with limb problems or with difficulty in walking; - elderly people; - pregnant women; - blind or visually impaired people; - deaf or hearing impaired people; - people with mental handicap Sale Blu of RFI is the reference point for all the travel needs of people with reduced mobility. They arrange for assistance in a circuit of certified railway stations.

    Go to for all information.

    Request RFI's assistance as follows:
    > ABROAD: sala Blu of ROME by email,
    > FROM ITALY: one of the 14 Sale Blu RFI by calling the free call number 800 90 60 60 (from landlines only) or the national number ordinary rate from landline or a mobile phone

    Luggage Storage :

    There's a staffed left luggage office open 7 days a week. You pay 6€ per bag for the first 5 hours. Then it's 0.90€ per hour for 6-12 hours, then 0.40€ per hour for the thirteenth & following hours with a maximum period of 5 days for deposit. Weight limits of 20Kg per item exist but are generally not enforced.

    Lost & Found:

    There's a lost property search service for all customers of Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains at this station. If, on alighting from one of these trains at this station, you realize you have left an object on the train, promptly request activation of the service by contacting the Customer Service offices at the station. In the event that the search is successful, you can agree on times and methods for returning your property with the staff of the Customer Service offices. The storage of objects will last the time strictly necessary for their return.

    FindMyLost allows Frecce and Intercity Trenitalia customers to search for items lost while traveling, anytime, any place. You need to register on the application at It is possible to carry out a search. You can message with the Lost Property staff and activate an alert if the item or bagage has not been found yet. Furthermore, it is possible to report an item found on a train, in order to return it to its rightful owner.

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