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Air Travel Liguria - Genoa Airport
The main airport serving Liguria is the Cristoforo Colombo International airport in Genoa . It offers regular connecting flights to the UK and other main European cities as well as the rest of the main Italian airports. It is also very convenient as it is quite central to town - 6 kilometres from the town centre of Genoa.
For real-time departures information for Cristoforo Colombo International airport , click here
For real-time arrivals information for Cristoforo Colombo International airport , click here
Timetable from Genoa to the Airport
Timetable from the Airport to Genoa
There is a convenient, fast and punctual hourly bus service, every day of the week, connecting the Airport with the city centre and railway stations. From early morning to late in the evening, the Volabus service will connect you from Stazione Principe F.S. to Cristoforo Colombo International Airport in approximately 20 minutes.
You can purchase your 24 Hour Volabus Ticket (Biglietto 24 ore e Volabus) which costs €6 (as of Oct 2012) on board the bus, at all Amt Genoa ticket offices, kiosks, automated ticket machines and at the train stations. The Volabus buses are air-conditioned and have special baggage areas.
The Genoa airport has direct links to the local road and national motorway systems for quick connections to both French and Liguria Rivieras, Piedmont, Lombardy and the tunnels through the Alps.
From the Genoa-airport, you will find that Nice is 210 km, Sanremo 140 km, La Spezia 105 km and Florence 225 km. The motorway access road conveniently begins at the roundabout inside the airport perimeter.
For those of you looking to grab a taxi into town, you will find them outside the arrivals terminal. You can check the official taxi price list here .
You can also call in a Radio Taxi on tel. 010 5966.
If your holiday destination is on the Eastern Liguria Riviera or the Cinque Terre, you might find it more convenient to fly to Pisa International Airport - Galileo Galilei instead of Genoa Airport. Pisa Airport is conveniently located only 1 kilometre from Pisa Centre and has direct access to highways, motorways and railways.
For real-time flight information at Pisa International Airport, click here
Pisa Airport is directly connected to the Italian Railway Network.The railway terminal is located just outside the departure hall and is connected to Pisa Central Station by a direct train service. At the Airport, you can buy your railway ticket at the information office in the arrivals hall.
Liguria is well connected from Pisa Central Station, fast trains depart approximately every 45 minutes throughout the day. You can find further advice and essential travel information on planning your train journey on our dedicated Travel to Liguria by Train section .
Pisa International Airport is located right next to a dual carriageway linking it to the Genova-Rosignano A12 motorway (Pisa Centro exit), and to road SS 1 "Aurelia" which is a scenic road that covers Liguria all the way to Ventimiglia. Traffic nearly always flows smoothly on the entire road network.
If you are renting a car from the airport, note that the car rental desks are situated in the arrivals hall and we also recommend you check our advice on hiring a car and getting around Liguria .
On the other hand , if your destination is the Western Liguria Riviera, you might find it more convenient to fly to Nice International Airport , France.
For real-time flight departures information at Nice International Airport, click here
For real-time flight arrivals information at Nice International Airport, click here
From Nice airport bus line 23 takes you to Nice St Augustin Railway Station. The stop for bus line 23 (Vallon des Fleurs) is located at Terminal 1, platform 6 at the Nice Airport. You can buy your ticket on the bus and it costs €1. From here you have to take the train to Ventimiglia then change for a fast or local train to your final destination. You can expect your journey from Nice to Genoa to take approximately 4 hours.
If you are renting a car from the airport note that the car hire company desks on the Arrivals level are open until 10pm and are located as follows:
Terminal 1: Gates A1/A2 to the right of the Information Desk.
Terminal 2: between gates A2 and A3.
You can find further advice on hiring a car and getting around Liguria here.
You can use the below map to find your way to/from the Nice airport as well as to check the current traffic status. For this click on Enlarge the Nice Airport map and then on the 'Traffic' button in the top-right corner of the map.
There are several airlines that offer direct flights from UK and Eire to Liguria. If you are looking for cheap airline tickets then Ryanair and Easyjet both offer great deals. Each airline tends to fly to different airports and we have conveniently detailed these for you below:
Ryanair flies from London Stansted to Genoa
from London Stansted, Birmingham, Bournmouth, East Midlands, Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Dublin to Pisa
from Dublin to Nice and Pisa
British Airways flies from London Gatwick and Heathrow to Pisa
London Gatwick to Genoa
London Heathrow and London City to Nice
Easyjet flies from London Gatwick, Luton, Bristol to Pisa
London Gatwick, Luton, London Stansted, East Midlands, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Belfast to Nice
Jet2.com flies from Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester to Pisa
Manchester and Leeds to Nice
Aer Lingus flies from London Gatwick, Cork and Dublin to Nice
The main Italian gateways for direct flights from North America are Rome and Milan, but check other European destinations (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Zurich) which are often cheaper. The following Airlines operate flights to Italy :
However, for a time saving way to find the best flight deals from US to Liguria is to use the flight search engine Priceline.com. From all the online airline booking sites, Air Travel Liguria highly recommends Priceline.com because not only do they offer great flight fares, they do not apply any booking fees which most other flight search engines will include them at checkout.
There are two ways to search for flight tickets on Priceline.com :
You can just search for airline tickets the conventional way, where you pick the time, carrier and rate.
Priceline.com Best Offers are found on their auctions. To participate in their auctions, you name your own price and you wait to see if you get it. If you are a little flexible with your time, choice of carrier and stops, you can save up to 45% off the regular rates.
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