Genoa International Airport (Aeroporto di Genova-Cristoforo Colombo), awarded the name of the greatest explorer Christopher Columbus, was built on a man-made peninsula in the western part of the capital Liguria (Liguria) and the province of Genoa (Italy) with the name Sestri Ponente. Six kilometers from the center of Genoa (Genova), is the largest runway in Liguria at the Genoa airport (3,065 m) and a modern, modernized complex of buildings.
It differs from many European air harbors in that the airport of Genoa Italy was originally built by civilians, without a military background. From 1954 to 1962, colossal work was done to build a man-made peninsula in the Gulf of Genoa (Golfo di Genova). Initially, helipads and a small runway of 2285 meters were equipped here, capable of receiving airliners that are not allowed to land at the nearest airports of Torino and Milano.
Large-scale changes to the Genoa airport and the construction of a new terminal took place in the 80s of the XX century. The landing strip was increased, the complex began to meet all international passenger reception standards.
Today, Genoa Airport has a connection with many cities in Europe and the world. Up to one and a half million passengers and 40,000 tons of cargo from Rome, Naples, Amsterdam, Milan, London, Vienna, Paris fly here. Italy has a convenient connection with Russia. There is a direct flight from Moscow to Genoa Airport, its duration is 3 hours 50 minutes.
To find out the current flight schedule, see the online scoreboard, and purchase a ticket, just visit the official website www.airport.genova.it. A connection has been established from northwestern Italy with the cities of Tunisia, the UAE and Egypt. The largest aviation companies in Europe - British Airways, Alitalia, Air France and Turkey - Turkish Airlines, as well as the low-cost company Ryanair work here. Cheap enough, for 19-50 euros, you can get to the south of Italy in Bari and Cagliari, as well as to Sicily in Trapani and London (London Stansted).
How to get there
Genoa Columbus Airport is conveniently accessible by the specialized Volabus bus, departing at intervals of 20 minutes to 1 hour from Genova Brignole Station.
The airport map below shows the bus stop, it is immediately to the right of the exit.
On the way, he makes stops at three stations in turn.
First he stops at the luxurious and elegant Genoese railway Piazza Principe (Genova Piazza Pricnipe), after about 10 minutes in the town of Sampierdarena (Sampierdarena) and a little later in the resort town of Cornigliano Legure. The duration of the trip is half an hour, a ticket costs 6 euros, it gives the right to use 1 hour city transport (buses, metro, funiculars). The ticket is purchased at AMT automated ticket offices or on board a bus.
Departures from Brignole Station to the Airport Terminal
- 05.20 - 05.50 - 06.30 - 07.10 - 08.10 - 09.10 - 09.55 - 10.50 - 11.10 - 11.40 - 12.25 - 12.50 - 13.15 - 14.00 - 14.45 - 15.30 - 16.20 - 17.10 - 17.35 - 18.15 - 19.00 - 19.55 - 20.40 - 21.15 - 22.10
Departures from the Airport Terminal to Brignole Station
- 06.00 - 06.30 - 07.15 - 08.15 - 09.00 - 10.05 - 10.45 - 11.35 - 12.05 - 12.30 - 13.15 - 13.40 - 14.00 - 14.45 - 15.30 - 16.25 - 17.25 - 18.10 - 18.45 - 19.20 - 19.55 - 20.35 - 21.35 - 22.10 - 23.30
From Via Travi Antonio Boulevard in the western part of Sestri Ponente, you can also get to Genoa Airport. From here, minibus No. 124 is heading towards the airport terminal.
If you plan to continue your journey around Italy by train, you can use the special shuttle bus to get to the nearest Genova-Sestri Ponente train station, and from there go to Milan, Venice or any resort town. Minibuses depart every day, travel time is approximately 12 minutes. See step-by-step instructions for buying train tickets in Italy yourself online.
Departures from the airport towards Sestri Ponente Station
- 06.53, 07.30, 08.10, 08.50, 09.30, 10.10, 10.50, 11.30, 12.10, 12.50, 13.30, 14.10, 14.50, 15.30, 16.10, 16.50, 17.32, 18.15, 18.55, 19.36
If the public Genoese transport does not seem too comfortable for guests, they always have a convenient taxi. The fare is from 21 euros. Download taxi fares in Genoa.
On a rented car
An effective way to get to your destination from Aeroporto di Genova-Cristoforo Colombo (to the city center or to the nearest Milan) is to rent a car. There are several representative offices of international car rental companies at the airport. To save a lot of money, use the online service auto.italy4.me, which will give full information about the available offers and select the most suitable option, checking the availability of insurance, air conditioning or child seats. You will get to the city via the A10 motorway; you will reach Milan via the A7 Milan - Genova highway. The distance from Milan to Genoa is 148 km.
For example, for only 18-25 euros per 3 day, you can rent a Volkswagen Golf class car online, pick it up immediately upon arrival at Genoa airport and ride along the Ligurian coast, return it at any airport in Milan.
In addition to standard services, ATMs, currency exchange offices, bank branches, information offices, taxi services, car rental, cozy cafes, the airport terminal is full of souvenir shops and shops that will help passengers pass the time before departure. In the Duty Free shopping area there is almost everything - elegant souvenirs that sunny Italy gives as a keepsake, the latest in electronics, exclusive shoes and clothes in the fashion boutiques “Marina Militare” and “Giglio Bagnara”. The most popular restaurant of the complex is “Chef Express” on the 2nd floor of the terminal, its menu is very diverse. Italy is no accident proud of its cuisine.
Typically, Genoa Airport is not a destination; most tourists get here to travel later on the Ligurian coast or visit Italian ski resorts. For whatever reason, north-west Italy was not in the travelers' route, for many of them the impressions of the country will begin from the airport terminal.