Portovenere Travel Resources

Our Portovenere Travel Resources section is here to help you get to Portovenere whether it is by air, train, car or boat and plan for an exciting visit to the Golfo dei Poeti ...


Travel to Portovenere by Car - Main Motorways Links

Portovenere Autostrada Motorway Portovenere main motorway links

A12 (E80) : Genova - Livorno :

  • Exit at the tollbooth of S. Stefano di Magra

  • For more information, click here

A15 : Parma - La Spezia :

You can find further driving advice and help, in our Travel to Liguria by Car section.

Note that traffic is restricted within Portovenere, and you must park your car in one of the surrounding parking zones. As one would expect the closer you get to Portovenere the more expensive the parking becomes. Approaching Portovenere along via Giuseppe Garibaldi, you will see signs indicating the underground car-park next to the entrance of the harbour, as well as continuing down the road there are open-air parking spots on via Olivo, along the seafront of Portovenere. 

Travel to Portovenere by Train 

Portovenere Railway Coonections Portovenere railway links

It you are planning to travel to Portovenere by train, you can take the regional rail service to the central railway station of La Spezia.

You can find further travel information on ticket prices and time tables, in our Travel to Liguria by Train section.

Getting to Portovenere from the train station, you can either call a taxi or use the available bus service. Here are the taxi services phone numbers you can call:

  • La Spezia railway station - taxi service: 0187-714805

  • Portovenere taxi service: 0187-792162

If you decide to go by bus, taking Bus Lines P  from Mercato Nord near the Central Station of La Spezia. The journey takes about 40 mins and will bring you directly to the town of Portovenere. The bus lines in the province of La Spezia are maintained by ATC S.p.a. and you can find further details on their website on the routes and tickets options available.

Travel to Portovenere by Air

Portovenere Airport Connections Portovenere airport connections

If you are arriving to Liguria by plane, you will find that flying to Pisa International Airport - Galileo Galilei is the most convenient option as it is the closest airport to Portovenere (90km away).

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.

Your other option is to fly to the Cristoforo Colombo International airport in Genoa which is the main airport serving Liguria and is about 100km away from Portovenere.

For further essential air travel advice and help planning your trip, visit our Air Travel Liguria section.

Travel to Portovenere by Sea

Portovenere Marine Ferry Connections Portovenere Travel - Ferry Connections

The other way of getting to Portovenere and around Liguria is by boat — which has the added advantage of allowing you to see the stunning west Ligurian coastline from a distance.

Consorzio Marittimo Turistico – '5 Terre, Golfo dei Poeti' runs ferry services
connecting with Portovenere with Lerici, La Spezia and the Cinque Terre villages. 

They also offer connections to other locations on the west coast : Levanto,
Bonassola, Deiva Marina, Moneglia and Portofino as well as a tour around the Gulf Islands of PalmariaTino and Tinetto. For schedule and rates visit www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it

For those of you travelling to Portovenere in their own boat, Portovenere's port offers a wide range of mooring facilities include water and electricity.

Portovenere Travel: Interactive Map of Portovenere

View Golfo dei Poeti in a larger map

Portovenere Travel Resources

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