Getting to Genoa is very easy: the city airport Cristoforo Colombo is located in Sestri Ponente and it is connected to the city centre by bus. The maritime stations connect Genoa to the main ports of the Mediterranean Sea. The railway lines are the most comfortable and effective way not only to reach the Ligurian city, but also to move around it: infact, its railway branches cross the Genoese territory from West to the East. There are also four highways that allow you to reach Genoa by car: A12, A10, A26 and A7.
So, if you need more information about the way to go to Genoa, please visit the dedicated sections.
Cristoforo Colombo Airport is the fastest way to reach Genoa, as well as the most spectacular, since the runway is almost entirely surrounded by the sea. Landing in Genoa, flying over the promontory of Portofino welcomes you with an unforgettable view of the city!
The airport is located in Genoa's Sestri Ponente neighbourhood, a few kilometres from the city centre, to which it is connected by public transport (Volabus, the I24 line), taxis and trains.
Note: on the I24 bus, luggage is not allowed except a backpack or a little suitcase
Airport to City centre by Volabus
Volabus service connects Genova Brignole railway station, city center (De Ferrari square) and Genova Principe railway station to Genoa Airport. The cost of the ride is 6 euros per person. Volabus service is regularly circulating, but delays are not excluded due to possible traffic congestion. It is recommended to leave well in advance.
AIRPORT – PIAZZA PRINCIPE STATION - DE FERRARI SQUARE - BRIGNOLE STATION
05.50 – 06.25 – 07.00 – 07.40 – 08.20 – 09.05 – 09.45 – 10.25 – 11.05 – 11.50 – 12.30 – 13.15 – 13.50 – 14.35 – 15.15 – 15.55 – 16.45 – 17.25 – 18.10 – 18.45 – 19.30 – 20.15 – 21.10 – 22.05 – 23.05
Airport to City centre by train
Both from the west and from the east it is possible to use the train to reach the "Genova Sestri Aeroporto" station, then continue using the AMT i24 service 1,60€ and the "SP special shuttle bus" service (free). For all information on the situation of the rail traffic at the Genoa junction and the details of the extraordinary trains, the toll-free number of Trenitalia 800 892021 is active 24/7.
Airport to City centre by free bus service between Principe Station and Genoa Airport
AMT and the Municipality of Genoa, in order to easy the mobility of citizens, started an additional special bus service between Principe Piazza Acquaverde in Sestri Ponente (Via Hermada), with transit, in both directions, to Cristoforo Colombo Airport (Arrivals area, ground floor). The service is called "SP special shuttle bus". The service is carried out from 6.00 a.n. to 8.00 p.m. The service is free.
Airport to City centre by car
- From the city center you can reach the airport via Guido Rossa or, alternatively, by the urban road system of Sampierdarena and Cornigliano.
- For those arriving from western Liguria: A10 motorway to the "Genova Aeroporto" exit.
- For those arriving from Piedmont and Lombardy, it is advisable to use the A26 motorway to the junction with the A10 (Prà), then continue in the direction of "Genova Aeroporto" exit.
- The situation is more critical for those coming from the eastern part of the region, due to the interruption of the A10 motorway between Genova Ovest / junction between A7 and A10 and the tollgate of Genova Aeroporto. For those using the A12 motorway it is possible to exit at Genoa Nervi, Genova Est or Genova Ovest, then to continue towards the airport via urban road.
Genoa's Ferry Terminals for cruise ship traffic, Ponte dei Mille and Ponte Andrea Doria, are located just a few minutes from both the Genova Piazza Principe railway station and the Old Port, the city's main tourist area, nestling within the historic centre.
Not far from the Cruise Terminal, there are Terminal di Calata Chiappella, Ponte Caracciolo e Ponte Colombo, designed as Ferry Terminal.
At the Ferry Terminal, ships arrive from and depart for the main ports of the Mediterranean: Olbia, Porto Torres, Palermo, Barcelona, Bastia, Tunis and Tangier.
The taxi service in Genoa is managed by the Radio Taxi cooperative. The parking lots are located in different parts of the city including the Railway Stations, the airport and the Maritime Stations.
It is possible to book a ride in many ways:
•by phone: +39 010 5966
•by sending a text message on Telegram or Whatsapp at +39 392 5966 123
•using a Smartphone App: IT Taxi or Telepass Pay (using this App you can also pay for the ride)
•online on www.5966.it
You can pay cash, with credit card, or using the Apps Telepass Pay or Tinaba.
The main Genoese train stations are Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole and they are regularly operating.
Genoa is home to a unique branch of the railway network, unwinding over East-West routes and inland tracks that connect to Northern Europe.
The city's central stations are Genova Piazza Principe - Piazza Acquaverde 4 (the main departure/arrival point to and from the North and West) and Genova Brignole - Piazza Verdi 1 (the main departure/arrival point for connections to the East and South).
Genoa is also daily connected by direct Thello trains to the South of France; arrivals and departures from/to Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Toulon, Marseille, without border train changes.
For more information:
Trenitalia - Ferrovie dello Stato www.trenitalia.com
For information on the following stations:
please call +39 892021
For more information on Thello service: www.thello.com
Here you will find all the updates on the motorway network following the collapse of the Morandi Bridge.
The A10 motorway is interrupted between the toll gate of Genova Aeroporto and the toll gate of Genova Ovest.
For those arriving from the East there are no changes, the A12 motorway is regularly open in the toll gate of Genoa Nervi and Genova Est.
For those arriving from Milan, the indication is to use the A7 motorway with exit at Genova Ovest, and then follow the signs for the centre.
For those arriving from the west the A10 motorway is interrupted. It is necessary to exit at the Genoa Airport toll gate and continue on the city road, following the signs for the center.
It is also possible to exit at the Genoa Pra' toll and then use the train service, which has been upgraded.
Here you can find all the updates on the city road system.
For live updates on the motorway traffic situation, please visit the website: www.autostrade.it
Live updates on traffic can be found also on Google Maps.
Four motorways connect the city to the national network at different points.
•A12 Genova - Rosignano: in the East, GE Nervi and GE Est exits;
•A10 dei Fiori Genova - Ventimiglia: in the West, GE Voltri, GE Pegli, GE Aeroporto;
•A26 Voltri - Gravellona: connecting to the A10 at GE Voltri;
•A7 Serravalle Genova - Milano: GE Bolzaneto and GE Ovest exits.
For further information:
Autostrade per l'Italia: www.autostrade.it
Car Parks in Genoa: www.genovaparcheggi.it
Find your route: www.viamichelin.com