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About Genoa - Christopher Columbus  Airport

The airport was built on the Mediterranean waters and is a symbol of Italy's history and culture. The airport, which was opened in Genoa in 1930 was for the use of seaplanes only and was named after the world-renowned Genoese navigator and explorer, Christopher Columbus. The airport, which was used by seaplanes until 1954 and was built on an artificial peninsula, was renewed after this date so that scheduled aircrafts could also start oparating from the airport. Cristofo Colombo Airport has gained a modern appearance thanks to the development project that was initiated in 2000 to develop the airport's facilities, transportation network and its environment. The airport is an important center hub for flights between Asia and Europe and Cristofo Colombo Airport provides air transportation to 1 and a half million passengers per year.

Getting to the City Center from Genoa - Christopher Columbus  Airport

It is very easy to travel to the city center from Cristoforo Colombo Airport, which is located only 6 km of the city center. Volabus is for those who prefer public transportation, but there are different alternatives if you prefer a more comfortable transportation. Although there are many railway transportation systems in the city center, there are no lines carrying passengers to the city center.

Volabus

With Volabus offering shuttle bus service between the airport and the city center, you can reach the city center in about half an hour by paying 6 Euro. The bus stops by the two train stations after passing through the city center. You can buy your city in the bus or from the machine at the airport. With your Volabus ticket, you can also use the means of public transportation in the city center for 60 minutes during the same day. The first bus departs at 05:50 am and the last bus departs at 11:05 pm.

Shuttle

Shuttles don’t pass through the city center. However, if you want to go to Sestri Ponente or marine, this is a comfortable and affordable means of transportation. You can benefit from the shuttle service between 06:53 am and 07:36 pm. The travel lasts about 12 minutes. From the machines located next to the departure gate of the arrivals terminal on the first floor, you can buy your ticket by paying 1.60 Euro. You can transfer with the same ticket in 100 minutes.

Taxi

There are taxi stands on the right side of the arriving passenger departure gate. The travel to the city center lasts about 24 minutes if there is not much traffic.

Hotel Shuttle

The number of hotels is very high in the city which has become an important tourist destination and transfer point for many visitors. Therefore, the majority of hotels offer airport shuttle service for their guests. In order to benefit from this service, you should get in contact with your hotel before your arrival and make a reservation.

Car Rental

You can agree with one of the car rental companies located at the airport and have a comfortable and free transportation service during your travel. If you wish, you can make this alternative more luxurious by renting a car with a private driver.

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2017
Getting to Genoa - Christopher Columbus  Airport from the City Center

It is very easy to travel from the city center to Cristoforo Colombo Airport, which is located only 6 km of the city center. Volabus is for those who prefer public transportation, but there are different alternatives if you prefer a more comfortable transportation.

Although there are many railway transportation systems in the city center, there are no lines carrying passengers to the airport. If you are staying in Sestri Ponente, you can reach the airport by using shuttle service.

Volabus

With Volabus offering shuttle bus service between the airport and the city center, you can reach the airport in about half an hour by paying 6 Euro. The bus first stops by the two railway stations in the city, then by the city center and goes directly to the airport.

You can buy your ticket in the bus or at the AMT ticket office located on D'Annunzio street in the city center. There is also a ticket vending machine at both train stations. The first bus departs at 05:15 am, and the last bus departs at 10:10 pm.

Shuttle

Shuttle services are very affordable and comfortable means of transportation for those staying in Sestri Ponente. These shuttles do not pass through the city center. The shuttles operate between 06:53 am to 07:36 pm and the travel lasts about 12 minutes.

Taxi

You can reach the airport by taxi which you can easily find in the city center. The airport is only 6 km. For this reason, the amount you will pay is not too high. If you ask for help from your hotel, they can arrange a taxi to pick you up right in front of the hotel. You can reach the airport in about 24 minutes by taxi.

Hotel Shuttle

The number of hotels is very high in the city which has become an important tourist destination and transfer point for many visitors. Therefore, the majority of hotels offer airport shuttle service for their guests. In order to benefit from this service, you should get in contact with your hotel before your arrival and make a reservation. The travel lasts about 24 minutes.

Car Rental

You can agree with one of the car rental companies located in the city center and have a comfortable and free transportation service during your travel. If you wish, you can make this alternative more luxurious by renting a car with a private driver. If you go to the airport from the city center with a private car, the travel lasts about 24 minutes if there is not much traffic.

Airport Information

The airport which is very close to the sea in Genoa was named after the great explorer Colombo who was born in this city. It is a small and discolored airport that is in contradiction with the greatness of the city and its spectacular historical architecture.

However, it offers all kinds of standard services expected from an airport. It is only 6 km of the city. The airport has a lounge on the first floor. You can benefit from this service for free if you have a private card from one of the airline companies, including Turkish Airlines. If you do not have this card, you can use the lounge by paying 25 Euro and benefit from free Wi-Fi and computers, buffet and a comfortable environment.

There is a sufficient number of restaurants, bar, a duty-free shop and stores even if it is a small airport. There is also a terrace having a panoramic view. At the arriving passenger terminal, there is free internet service provided by the municipality. Throughout the airport, there is also a free internet service provided by the company Ubi Banco. You can use this service for 3 hours for free.

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2017

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