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How to get to Sestri Levante, Italy

Sestri Levante is a small resort town included in the province of Genoa, located in Liguria, in the Eastern part of the Italian Riviera (Riviera di Levante) and is considered one of the most beautiful resorts of the Ligurian coast.

There is no airport in Sestri Levante itself. Nearby airports are located in major cities, such as Genoa, Milan (including Bergamo), Turin, Pisa, Parma, Bologna, etc.

The closest airport is in Genoa, next in Milan, Bergamo and Pisa. Cheap flights to Italy...

From large cities to Sestri Levante can be reached


From any city in Italy, including to and from airports, you can reach Sestri Levante 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! View the price and book a taxi here...


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Public transport


On the train to Sestri Levante can be reached either from Genoa or from La Spezia.

Trains are the most convenient way to get from the center of Genoa. Direct train. The fare is from 4.90 euros, the journey time is from 45 minutes.

From Milan (including Bergamo) and Turin can be reached with a change in Genoa, the fare is 15,40 euros, travel time 3 hours. Direct trains from Milan and Turin to Sestri run rarely (1 - 2 times per day), journey time 2 hours 30 minutes.

From the side of La Spezia, you can reach Sestri Levante with a transfer to La Spezia. The fare from La Spezia to Sestri Levante starts at 4.90 euros, travel time from 35 minutes.

However, from the side of La Spezia, there are also direct directions, but there are few of them and it all depends on which city the route starts from. For example, from Pisa several times a day there are direct trains. Travel time from 1 hour 40 minutes, fare from EUR 15.50. From Parma direct trains depart 1-2 times a day, the cost is 15.25 euros, journey time 2 hours 35 minutes.

There are also direct trains from Rome.

In Sestri Levante, all trains arrive at the train station (Sestri Levante Stazione), located in Piazza Stazione Nuova, which is approximately 800 metres from the historical and tourist centre of Sestri.

Tickets for trains can be viewed and purchased on the website 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).


An alternative to rail can be a bus.

Direct bus services between Sestri Levante and major cities missing. To get on the buses to Sestri Levante can with transfers in Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure (bus No. 98, the line Santa Margherita Ligure - Bargonasco), also in Chiavari (the # 4 bus line Chiavari - Riva Trigoso; the number 5 bus line Chiavari - Bargonasco).

The fare for the zones.

Before the trip, we recommend checking the current bus schedule and fare on the official website of the bus company.

Visit Sestri Levante can be by sea with one of the boat trips from Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Portofino and the National Park Cinque Terre.

Information on ferries and boat trips can be found on the website of the company.

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