Genoa is a large city in northern Italy near the waters of the Ligurian Sea (Mediterranean Sea) and the administrative center of the Liguria region.
Among tourists, Genoa is famous for its historical center with a lot of attractions and an old port, as well as a long coastline with small beaches.
Many guests of Liguria use Genoa as a starting point for traveling to the beautiful small resort towns of Liguria, such as: Sanremo,Rapallo, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Serstri Levante, La Spezia with the Cinque Terri National Park and others. At the same time, staying in Genoa for a couple of days and getting to know the city better (accommodation facilities in Genoa )
How to get to Genoa
Genoa is home to the Christopher Columbus International Airport (Aeroporto di Genova-Cristoforo Colombo), which regularly receives and sends both domestic and international flights. Flights to Genoa →
Genoa Christopher Columbus Airport is located in the city, about 6 kilometers from the historical center of Genoa.
You can get from the airport to the center of Genoa
The fastest and most convenient way to get from the airport to the center of Genoa or any other point in Liguria at any time of the day is a taxi.
You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi, it is enough to provide your flight data.
If you plan to travel around Liguria and the surrounding area by car, then the ideal option would be to rent a car at the airport.
You can choose and order a car in advance, at the appointed time your car will be waiting for you near the airport or another specified place in the city.
1. Specialized shuttle bus Volabus AMT, which departs from the airport every 20-60 minutes. Bus stop - help from the exit of the terminal.
The final stop of Volabus is Brignole Station, and the bus also makes stops near the Piazza Principe train station and the Ferrari Square metro station (De Ferrari).
The fare is 6 euros; when buying online - 5 euros.
2. By the Airlink ring bus, which runs every 15 minutes daily from 6:00 to 22:00, and which takes you from the airport to the nearest Sestri Ponente Aeroporto train station, from which you can already get to the center of Genoa and to many points in Liguria and Italy by direct trains or with transfers.
The Airlink bus ticket is included in the price of the train ticket. Tickets can be purchased at self-service vending machines or at ticket offices located, including at Genoa Airport, as well as online on the Trenitalia website or on the Rail Europe website.
You can also use the Genova Airlink bus service from/to Genoa using a single AMT ticket worth 1.50 euros, valid in the entire public transport network of the city of Genoa AMT for 100 minutes.
!!! All bus fares (+ buy tickets) and ticket validity can be specified on the official website of Genoa Public transport: amt.genova.it .
To Genoa from Milan, Bergamo, Nice, Moscow, etc.
If, for some reason, the Genoa airport does not suit you, then you can always fly to any nearby major city, and from there get to Genoa (and other cities of Liguria) by train or bus.
So, you can fly to the cities of Italy: Milan, Bergamo, Pisa, Florence, Rome, etc. Flights to anywhere in the world →
From many cities in Italy, you can get to Genoa by train or bus, both direct (Rome, Milan, Florence, etc.), and with transfers.
Buses can also take you to Genoa from cities in neighboring countries. For example, from Nice, Geneva, Vienna, etc., both on direct (passing) and with transfers. The following services connect the routes themselves.
In addition to public transport, you can always get there by taxi or rented car.
Accommodation facilities (hotels, apartments, houses, etc.) anywhere in the world, including in Italy, can be viewed and booked here