Cristoforo Colombo airport is located in Sestri Ponente, a few kilometers west of the center. It connects Genoa with flights to and from Rome, Naples, Paris, London, Madrid and Munich, among others. For more information on flights and destinations please visit:
The Volabus connects the airport with the city train station, Piazza Principe. The journey takes around 20 minutes and the ticket costs €6 and includes travel within the city valid for 24 hours. A taxi from the airport to the city center usually costs € 25 – € 30.
Buses also depart from Piazza della Vittoria near the Brignole train station for the international airports in Milan and Nice, France daily.
The two main railway stations are Piazza Principe (located in the modern part of the city – closer to the Old Town) and Brignole. Most trains stop both these stations, about 5 minutes apart.
Trenitalia, the state railway company, operates various types of services. The most common is the local service (trains that stop frequently, are slower and have the lowest price) and there is also the Intercity (trains that stop less frequently, a little faster and are therefore more expensive ).
Genoa is the hub for trains on the Italian Riviera, with trains arriving from and departing to Ventimiglia, on the French border, and La Spezia, on the eastern edge of Liguria, every half hour. Most of these trains make stops at the coastal towns and many trains connect Genoa with the main Italian cities: Milan (1 hr 30 min – 1 hr 50 min), Turin (1h 30min – 1h 50min), Pisa (2 – 3 hours) and, of course, Rome (4 hrs 30 min – 5 hrs 30 min).
Tickets for transportation within the city are available from select locations and Tabacchi (small newspaper / cigarette stands) and automatic dispensers.
For more information and ticket reservations: http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html
AMT also run the city bus, public lifts and cable cars that take you from the center to remote places in the mountains.
The Metropolitana di Genova (Genoa U) consists of a line and 7 stations of Brin-Certosa, in the north-west of the city to De Ferrari in the city center. The 100 minute biglietto urbano applies to all of these. Remember to stamp your ticket!
http://www.amt.genova.it (only in Italian)
Genoa is connected to several other ports of the Mediterranean by ferry. Destinations are Sardinia, Corsica, Malta, Sicily, Spain and Tunisia.
Grandi Navi Veloci: http://www3.gnv.it/en/gnv-home/gnv-home/0/home/0/140/0/home-page.html
Corsica & Sardinia Ferries: http://www.corsica-ferries.co.uk/
Moby Lines: http://www.moby.it/ (only in Italian)