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How to get to Portofino

Portofino is a tiny town that is part of the province of Genoa and is considered one of the most beautiful and luxurious resorts of the Ligurian coast.

To get to Portofino from the nearby major cities such as Genoa and Milan (including Bergamo). The nearest airport is in Genoa, next in Milan and Bergamo. Cheap flights to Italy...

You can get to Portofino


From any city in Italy, including to and from airports, you can get to Portofino by taxi.

Book a taxi/shuttle service is possible in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. To order a taxi is enough to inform your flight details!

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One of the most convenient ways independent movement in Italy is a car. You can rent a car in advance, even from home, the car will be waiting for you upon arrival. Cars can pick up and rent here...

Excursions and ferries

You can visit Portofino you can hike from Genoa


By sea, by boats that in the high tourist season there are daily connections from Genoa (Porto Antico).

On ferries connecting Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sestri Levante and Portofino.

Value: Santa Margherita Ligure - Portofino - 7 € one way, round trip 12 €

Sestri Levante - Portofino - from 11 Euros. Information on ferries and boat trips can be found on the website.

Public transport

There is no direct transport connection between major cities with Portofino, you need to get with transfers.

The main thing is to get to the resort town of Santa Margherita Ligure, located approximately 5 kilometers from Portofino.

You can get to Santa Margherita Ligure from nearby cities (including from Genoa and Milan) by train or bus.

From Genoa is more convenient to travel on direct trains (trains). Trains run frequently, the ticket price of € 2.80, journey time 16 minutes, depending on the train.

Tickets for trains can be found on the website of Trenitalia or here. Tickets can be purchased online, at railway stations, ticket offices or machines. Before the trip, the ticket must be composted in machines located on the platforms or transitions to the platforms.

Bus tickets to Genoa can be bought here (FlixBus) (for example, a direct bus from Bergamo airport, the fare is about 10 euros).

From Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino can be reached by taxi, car, boat, foot, bike or bus.

Walking route is very popular among tourists. The path runs along the coast, most of the way is accompanied by a pedestrian sidewalk, and during the way there are beautiful views.

From the railway station of Santa Margherita Ligure there are daily public bus line 82, which make stops in Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Santa Margherita, then follow along the coast (Covo di Nord Est and Paraggi) and drive to Piazza della Libertà.

Bus stop near the railway station in Santa Margherita Ligure, on the left side of the main entrance, if you look at the station.

Journey time is around 17-25 minutes.

Ticket price: € 3 - there, 5 - there and back; at the driver € 4 - to 6 - back and forth. In the bus the ticket needs to be punched. The ticket entitles you to one trip in 4 zones along the coast within 75 minutes after the compost.

Tickets can be purchased at the bar (information center), located on the right side of the railway station, if you stand to the station face.

Attention! The fare and conditions may vary, we recommend to check before the trip on the website of the carrier.

From Rapallo to Portofino (a distance of about 8 kilometers) you can walk, or walk or drive to Santa Margherita Ligure and from there go to Portofino by ferry or bus. Hotels and apartments in Rapallo booking

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