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Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

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Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

We will trave from La Spezia to Torino, need to change a train at

Genova Brignole. The train will arrive in Genova at 17:15 and the other train will leave at 17:21. The train ever gets late? Do we have enough time to change train in 6 mins?

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1. Re: Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

If the first train arrives on time, 6 mins should be enough time to change trains. However of course delays can always occur.

I don't see that this short a connection is necessary, anyway. If this would be a weekday, you can depart La Spezia Centrale at 15:46, arr. Genova Piazza Principe 16:58, then depart at 17:30, arr. Torino Lingotto, 19:21, Torino Porta Nuova 19:30. That would give you 32 mins transfer time in Genoa.

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2. Re: Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

What site are you using?

I've always thought that trenitalia did not sell connections shorter than 10 minutes in main stations. If You are using a re-seller's site, note that trenitalia won't protect you if the first train is late and you bought a connection they don't sell on the official site.

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3. Re: Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

Trenitalia does sell connections where the time is less than ten minutes, if the connection is on to a Regional train which this one is. That is because your ticket from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Susa is OK on any Regional train in the four hours after 17.21, so it doesn't matter too much if you miss your train. If you miss it (quite possible, I suspect) you will simply take the 18.21 instead.

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4. Re: Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

However the suggestion by qaminari in your first reply is a very good one. Take the fast 15.46 Frecciabianca train to Genova (either Brignole or Piazza Principe), and you will have a much more generous connection time than if you take the slower Regional departure at 15.50. To do this, you will have to book to and from Genoa in separate transactions, as Trenitalia does not offer this very sensible idea as a through connection (the website's programming rejects it, as it takes four minutes longer than your very much riskier connection).

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5. Re: Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

Thanks all. I used Trenitalia site to check May 18 train from La Spezia to Torino Porta Susa. It provide all connections on this site. The next train after 15:35 departure time is 16:38 at La Spezia, which has 15 mins change over time at Genova. We will travel with 6 months infant, so kind of worry if we miss the next train for 6 mins change over. 16:38 train will arrive at Porta Susa at 20:48 which is a bit late. Any suggestions. Thanks a lot!

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6. Re: Genova Brignole Change train iin 6 mins

As stated earlier, the Trenitalia website automatically provides the fastest times, thereby omitting sensible journeys with longer connection times. Follow the advice in posts one and four and book the 15.46 departure separately to Genoa, then book the onward connection. With an infant, using the Frecce train will also provide a more comfortable experience than the Regionale.

And book to Torino Porta Nuova. There are no direct trains from Genoa to Torino Porta Susa, as the direct trains all terminate at Port Nuova. Going to Porta Susa necessarily gives you an extra and probably entirely unnecessary change of train - the two stations are not very far apart..

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