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How to get from Genoa Airport to City Centre

Genoa Airport is located approximately 10 km from the city centre of Genoa. You have four transportation options to get from the airport to the city; taxi, private transfer, bus or train. The quickest and most reliable way to get to the centre is by taxi or private transfer. The journey takes just 20 minutes in normal traffic conditions and takes you door-to-door. 

In terms of public transport, you have two options. Taking the AMT Volabus is the top choice for most travellers as it’s direct and takes just 25 minutes. Although the cheapest option is to take the train for just €1.60, it’s not very convenient as you’ll need to take a bus from the airport to the train station first.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Genoa at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €50 20min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €25 20min 24/7
Bus €12 25min 05:30–00:00
Train €3.20 40min 06:00–22:00

How to get from Genoa Airport to the city centre by taxi

The quickest and most convenient way to get from Genoa Airport to the city centre is by taxi or private transfer. Taxis are available 24/7 and are the most comfortable and hassle-free option. The journey takes about 20 minutes and you’ll pay around 25.

Taxi fare from Genoa Airport to city

Taxi drivers in Genoa use a taximeter system and calculate fares based on the length of the journey, the time of day and the day of the week. The estimated cost of a ride from Genoa Airport to the city centre is €25. However, depending on surcharges and external factors such as traffic, it could be as much as 45 

*Bear in mind that you’ll be charged extra for rides at night and things like extra luggage.

If you’re travelling in groups of more than 3, rides from Genoa Airport to Principe or Brignole Train Station are charged at a fixed price of €7-€8 per person.

For an even smoother experience with a set price and no risk of hidden fees, you can book a private transfer in advance.

Cost

€25

Trip Duration

20 Min

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Genoa Airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

The taxi rank at Genoa Airport is located just outside of the arrivals area. You’ll see taxis queuing up as you exit the terminal.

Convenience

Opting to take a taxi from Genoa Airport to the city centre is definitely the most convenient option. The ride is quick and door-to-door, taking just 20 minutes.

Editor’s Note

If you want to get to your destination quickly without any hidden fees, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

Useful Tips

Always double-check the taximeter is turned on and working before you start your trip.
It’s worth trying to negotiate a price beforehand as you might find that some drivers are open to that.
Taxi drivers in Italy don’t expect a tip, however if you found the service excellent, feel free to tip.

Getting from Genoa Airport to the city centre by bus

The best mode of public transport to get from the airport to Genoa is the AMT Volabus. It runs every hour throughout the day and takes around 25 minutes to get to the city centre. The Volabus line connects the airport to the railway stations of Genova Brignole and Genova Piazza Principe, passing through the city centre with the final stop being Piazza Verdi. From here, you can walk to your accommodation in the centre.

How much is the bus from Genoa Airport to the city?

Taking the AMT bus from Genoa Airport to Genoa Centre costs €6 for a one-way trip. You can buy tickets on the bus using contactless payment machines at a discounted price of €5 or with cash for €6. Tickets can also be bought from the AMT app, from the airport ticket machines or online. 

Tickets are valid for 60 minutes and can be used on all urban and provincial AMT services.

Cost

€6

Trip Duration

25 Min

There’s a 60 minute waiting time for the AMT Volabus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The AMT Volabus stops at the airport every hour, from 05:30 to 00:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stop can be found right in front of the arrivals area on the ground floor.

Convenience

The AMT Volabus running between the airport and the city centre is by far the most convenient public transport method. The service is direct and gets you there quickly. However, these buses can get pretty busy during peak season as the airport is a gateway to many destinations around Genoa. 

If you’d rather not deal with busy public transport in the hot summer months, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

Editor’s Note

If you’re travelling without kids and too much luggage, this is a solid option for those on a budget.

Useful Tips

Buy your ticket online or via the AMT app to get a discounted price.
If you’re planning on using the AMT bus system throughout your stay, you can purchase an 8-journey booklet for €34.
3 people travelling together can buy a group ticket for €13.

How to get from Genoa Airport to the city of Genoa by train

The cheapest way to get from the airport to the city centre of Genoa is by train. However, there is no train station at the airport so you’ll need to catch the Airlink Bus to Genoa Sestri Ponente Train Station first, which only takes 5 minutes. From here, you can catch a train to wherever you need to go. The best stop to get to the centre is Piazza Principe and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes in total.

Price of the train from Genoa Airport to the city centre?

If you decide to use the bus and train combination to get from Genoa Airport to the city, you can buy tickets separately or together. The Airlink fare is €1.50 one way and a train ticket will cost you €2 to get to Piazza Principe. However, if you buy the tickets together, you’ll pay just €1.60 for the ticket combination.

Tickets can be purchased from the machines at the airport, from the ticket offices, from the AMT app or online. 

*You can find combo tickets on the Trenitalia website.

Cost

€1.60

Trip Duration

40 Min

There’s a 15-minute waiting time between buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The AMT Airlink runs every 15 minutes, from 06:00 to 22:00.

Where can I find the bus?

The bus stop is located just outside of the arrivals hall.

Convenience

Although this is the cheapest option, it’s the longest journey and involves at least one changeover. If you’d rather a convenient, direct service, the Volabus or an airport taxi are the best options.

Editor’s Note

This is a good option for those travelling outside of the city limits as the trains connect to plenty of nearby regions such as Liguria. However, it’s not the best choice for travelling to Genoa as it is the only non-direct service.

Useful Tips

Buy your tickets together online to get the best price.
If you’re planning on using the AMT buses frequently throughout your stay, consider buying a ticket booklet to save some money.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Genoa. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€50.0
NIGHTTIME
€60.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

What is the nearest airport to Genoa?

The nearest airport to Genoa city is Genoa (GOA) Airport, located approximately 10 km away and taking between 15-20 minutes to get there by car.

How do I get from Genoa Airport to the city centre?

You can take a local taxi or pre-book a private transfer from Genoa Airport to the city centre to ensure a speedy and comfortable experience. For those on a budget, hopping on the ATM Volabus is the quickest public transportation option, taking 25 minutes and costing just 6. You can also use the train service, but you’ll need to connect to the train station via the ATM Airlink bus first, making it the longest out of all the journeys.

How much is a taxi from Genoa Airport to the city centre?

Local taxis in Genoa operate on a taximeter system and calculate fares based on the length of the journey, the time of day and the day of the week. The estimated cost of a ride from Genoa Airport to the city centre is €25. Although, you may be charged extra for the time of day, extra luggage and so on. Groups of more than 3 can ride from Genoa Airport to Principe or Brignole Train Station at a fixed price of €7-€8 per person.

For an all-inclusive price with no extra charges, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups and take advantage of our fully personalised services, trained English-speaking drivers and 24/7 customer support.

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