Getting there and around
The Cristoforo Colombo airport is located about 6 km from the city center. It is serviced by a number of airlines, with connections to many Italian cities and European capitals. The closest alternative airports are Milan (MXP) and Genoa (PSA).
The airport is connected to the city and train stations by the Volabus, with routes leaving every half-hour from piazza Verdi, in front of the Brignole train station. Flight information: telephone: +39 010 6015410
Genoa is reachable by highways from four different directions.
From Rome or Florence, take the highway A11 "Firenze-mare", then follow the A12 to Genova. From Milan take the A7 Milano-Genova. Coming from France or Ventimiglia, take the A10 to Genova Ovest. From Turin, take the A21 to Alessandria, then the A26 to Voltri, and finally get onto the A10 to Genova. From Venice take the A4 to Brescia, then take the A21 to Tortono, and finally take the A7 until you reach Genova. From Bologna take the A1 Bologna-Milano to Parma, then take the A15 toward La Spezia and continue on A12 toward Genova.
Genova is an important railroad hub, with frequent connections for all the major Italian cities. You can find train schedules on Trenitalia website, or by calling info-number 89 20 21.
The ferryboat is another pleasant way to reach Genoa, and you can take your car along, too. From the Stazione Marittima, ferries run directly to and from Mediterranean ports.
- Tirrenia (telephone: 147 899000 - 010 26981) - Connections with Sardinia
- Moby Lines (telephone: 010 252755) - Lines for Corsica and Sardinia
- Corsica Marittima ("CEMAR" telephone: 010 589595) Tunisi
- Tris (telephone: 010 5762411) - Corsica and Sardinia
- Grimaldi (telephone: 010 55091): Sicily, Sardinia and Spain
During the summer (with increased service in August), a tour boat service operates, connecting Genoa to the Golfo del Tigullio (Rapallo and Saint Margherita).
AMT manages the dense network of busses and the unique metropolitan line of Genoa, along with comfortable elevators and trams, allowing visitors to ascend from the city center to the high mountains in just a few minutes. A daily pass is available at a discounted rate, valid on the entire urban network of the AMT.
For those arriving by car, the main parking garage is the Piazza della Vittoria. Park + bus combinations are available, allowing free use of the AMT public transportation system while parked in the Piazza della Vittoria.
Another valuable offer is the Card Musei, which allows visitors entry to all the museums of the city as well as free use of the AMT public transportation system.
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