Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Genoa Airport

Transportation from Genoa Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 14. 11. 2023

The airport is connected to the centre and the train station by local public transport buses.

There are also many car rental companies.


For the airport, use the "Volabus" bus to the city centre or the "AirLink" to the nearby Sestri Ponente station.


The VLB (Volabus) line runs without transfer to the centre and also stops at the main train station "Principe". The final stop is at Brignole station.

Ticket for 6 eur purchased from the driver is valid for 60 minutes and within the time validity you can change to any of the AMT city lines. You can pay with cash or card.

With a discount for a total of 5 eur you can purchase the same ticket online on the website:

  • Price - 6 eur, or 5 eur when purchased online
  • Frequency - 60 to 90 minutes
  • Travel time to the centre - 25 minutes
  • Operating hours - 5:00 to 0:00
  • Timetable and map:


The AirLink line only goes to the nearby "Sestri Ponente" train station, where you can change to regional trains to the centre and along the coast towards Savona or Albenga.

At Sestri Ponente station, you need to cross the pedestrian overpass after getting off the train. The bus stop is on the other side of the station from the main street.

  • Price - 1,60 eur
  • Frequency - 15 minutes
  • Travel time - 5 minutes
  • Operating hours - 5:50 to 22:05
  • Timetable and map:

Combination AirLink bus + train tickets to your destination can be purchased on the rail carrier's website

Car rental at the airport

The arrivals hall is home to many multinational car rental companies, which you can use to travel through the rural areas of Liguria or on your way to the Alps.

Weekly rental rates start at 330 eur.


Uber or Bolt mobile apps don't operate in Genoa, but there are always plenty of official taxis at the airport.

Flat rate 8 eur applies when travelling to Piazza Principe Central Station.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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