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Regular domestic and international services, including Ryanair flights to London Stansted, use Cristoforo Colombo Airport, 6km west of the city in Sestri Ponente.

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The airport service, AMT Volabus, runs hourly between 5.15am and 10.10pm to the airport, 5.50am to 11.05pm from the airport. It departs from Stazione Principe, with a stop also in Piazza de Ferrari. Tickets can be bought from the driver and include a 60-minute window of use on other public transport.

A taxi to or from the airport will cost around €20 to €30.


From June to September, Golfo Paradiso SNC operates boats from Porto Antico to Camogli (one way/return €10/16), Portofino (€12/20) and Porto Venere (€20/35).

Consorzio Liguria Via Mare runs a range of seasonal trips to Camogli, San Fruttuoso and Portofino; Monterosso in Cinque Terre; and Porto Venere.

Only cruise ships use the 1930s Ponte dei Mille terminal while ferries sailing to Spain, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Morocco and Tunisia use the neighbouring international passenger terminals or the Terminal Traghetti.

Fares listed here are for one-way, high-season deck-class tickets. Ferry operators include the following:

Grandi Navi Veloci Ferries to Sardinia (Porto Torres, €78) and Sicily (Palermo, €85). Also to Barcelona (Spain, €85) and Tunis (Tunisia, €120).

Moby Lines Ferries year-round to the Sardinian ports of Olbia (€55) and Porto Torres (€50).

Tirrenia To/from Sardinia (Porto Torres €55; Olbia from €50).


Buses to international cities depart from Piazza della Vittoria, as do buses to/from Milan's Malpensa airport (€25, two hours, 6am and 3pm) and other inter-regional services. Tickets are sold at Geotravels.


Genoa's Stazione Principe and Stazione Brignole are linked by very frequent trains to Milan (€13.45 to €21.50, 1½ to two hours), Pisa (€27, two hours), Rome (€63.50, five hours) and Turin (€12.40, two hours).

Stazione Principe tends to have more trains, particularly going west to San Remo (€12 to €18, two hours, eight daily) and Ventimiglia (€13.90 to €21, 2¼ hours, 10 daily).