¤ By Plane

There are direct flights to the airport of Genova Cristoforo Colombo from Roma Fiumicino, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Madrid, Paris CDG, and Munich.

The airport is located in Sestri Ponente, one of the boroughs of Genoa, some 6 km (4 miles) from the center of the town. The local bus company AMT runs Volabus to (and from) the centre of town and piazza Verdi, in front of the train station Genova Brignole. You can find a timetable here.

Other airports near Genoa are Milano Malpensa, Torino, Nice (France), Pisa. There are reasonable train connections from each of these airports to Genoa.
The easiest train connection is from Pisa since there is a train station at the airport on a main line (requires one change in Pisa Centrale).
Milano Malpensa, the largest airport in Italy, has a direct, 40 minute train connection to Milano, but the final destination of those trains from the airport is the station of Milano Cadorna, and one must go from that station to Milano Centrale (by underground, taxi or bus) to catch a train to Genova.
There are also buses from Malpensa to the train station Milano Centrale

¤ By Train

The main train stations in Genova are Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole. Both are on the costal line Ventimiglia-Genova-La Spezia which extends with connections to Côte d'Azur to the West, and to Versilia to the East.

The lines Torino Porta Nuova-Genova and Milano Centrale-Genova connect Liguria with Northern Italy.
It is important to keep in mind that all trains from Torino or Milano stop at Genova Piazza Principe; many of these (but not all) stop also at Genova Brignole.

The timetable of the Ferrovie dello Stato - Trenitalia (the Italian Railways Service) is here, but also the site of the Deutsche Bahn is useful.

¤ By Car

Motorways toward Genoa:

  • Genoa - Nice (A10)
  • Genoa - Pisa - Rome (A12)
  • Genoa - Milan (A7)
  • Genoa - Turin (A26)

Take exit Genova Nervi and follow directions to "CENTRO" to get to Corso Europa, and then on to DISI. Look at the details of the car route on the web site of the Department.