Getting Around Genoa

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    by rosata Updated Apr 12, 2013

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    24 hour travel across AMT (Azienda Mobilita' e Trasporti SpA) Genova's network of buses, metro, public elevators, funicular railways, Navebus (ferry service) as well as train services (Trenitalia) within the urban city area.

    Genovapass can be ordered online before your trip or bought on arrival.

    The cost is €4.50 and the Pass can be purchased from

    AMT Genova ticket offices at:

    Via d'Annunzio 8 - city centre
    Via Avio 9R - Sampierdarena
    Via Bobbio 250R (Marassi)

    At ATP info kiosk at:

    Piazza Verdi - in front of Brignole Train Station -
    Open Monday - Friday 0800 - 1600.

    It can also be purchased at authorized retailers showing the Genovapass poster (newstands and tobacconists)

    It can be bought Online with a €2 charge for postage and handling.

    View of Bus in Piazza de Ferrari, Genova
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    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 11, 2011

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    I wish I had more time for exploring Genoa but our guide gave us less then two hours of free time for the city tour. Panoramic bus would be my choice, definatelly, it bring visitors to the most of the city attractions.
    "Scootering" could be usefull for shortening the distances between the sights but not convinient and comfortable for snaping during ride.
    One thing is for sure, exploring Genoa by the bike is mission impossible, the configuration of the old core doesn't allow any bike paths.

    city tour bus scooters taxi il bigo walking tour

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    Car hire from the station.

    by Tdiver Updated Apr 4, 2011

    You didn't say which one Brignole or Piazza Principe but paste this link for
    Travel agency 365
    Click on stationsand choose in menu on left then type of service and Travel/hotels/tours and it comes up with Travel Agent 365.
    Gives phone and fax numbers, plus a plan of the station to find it.
    Open 8am-9pm.

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    by Maghy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Trenino di Casella - Via alla stazione per Casella 15 - 16122 Genova
    An interesting trip in the internal country of Genoa. From Piazza De Ferrari take bus N.36 direction Manin. Stop in Piazza Manin and rech the small station of this railway.
    On route from Genoa to Casella you can admire the ruins of a medioeval aqueduct, the Bisagno valley, the Sperone, Pui and Diamante forts (the latter being built between the eighteenth and the nineteenth century) the Polcevera valley, the litlle villages of Torrazza, S. Olcese, Crocetta d'Orero (ancient border separating the Republic of Genoa from imperial feuds) and finally Casella, denominated 'The Pearl of the Scrivia valley.
    It is no wonder that the Genoese people prefer to spend their holidays in Casella and a large numbers of Italian and foreign visitors come to visit Casella to experience the emotions of the renown historical train ride.
    In the ancient part of the town you will find the seventeenth century oratory, the church and, at only a few steps away, Camugin restaurant, which jealously cherishes its kitchen utensil possessions from over hundred years ago.

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    Great driver & reasonable transport Genoa to Rapal

    by sandis01 Written Sep 15, 2010

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    I got a great answer to my question about best way to get from Genoa airport to Rapallo by someone in the TripAdvisor Forum. I was told to, & did, look under the Genoa airport website "Trasportation" "Car rental/with driver" & found a fab driver for Eu 50. He picked us up in MBZ & drove direct to hotel. Also does other reasonable excursions. Had checked into other taxi svc & way!! more $$$.
    Name was 1st listed on Genoa Airport website as Autonolegge Serra Ricco (, but the guy that picked us up is Rudy (his partner, that speaks English), his email is:

    --- (I'm doing same reply for both questions from today---
    After my great experinece - No way would I take train since: with 2 people & bags would have had to pay for taxi to train stn, wait for & pay for 2 seats on train & then pay for taxi to hotel. I'm sure would have taken, maybe double the time & cost at least as much.

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    funicolare al Righi

    by globetrott Updated Oct 31, 2006

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    This cablecar to Righi is part of the public bus- and train-network and is included in the all-day-ticket of the city of Genua. It will take you on top of one of the mountains with a great view over the city of Genua. The total ride will take about 15 minutes and will cost 1,- €uro one way.
    You may buy the tickets at little machines at the entrance !

    Genua - the cable-car to Righi
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    DO NOT drive your car inside town

    by globetrott Updated Oct 31, 2006

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    Driving your private car in Genua is NOT at all recommendable.

    The public transportations (trains,buses,cable cars etc.) are rather good and cheap and driving with your own car is simply dangerous and a lot of stress.

    Italians are GOOD and SAFE drivers, but they have another style of driving :
    They will not care a lot for trafic lights, they will mostly not stop at a zebra-crossing, when you wait to cross the street...
    BUT mostly they will stop when necessary in the VERY LAST second...

    When driving in Genua - try to do it in one of the lovely Fiat 500 - they fit into almost every spot and may even park in a garden

    Genua - Fiat 500
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    by myriam_c Written Oct 25, 2004

    Instead of a transportation tip, this is rather a tip of where to get rid of your car in Genova.
    There's a giant parking lot called City Park which is very conveniently located right in the centre. I'm sure there will be other parkings, but this one was fairly easy to get to.

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    Genova by Train

    by Carletto76 Written Mar 29, 2004

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    In Genova there are 2 main train stations: Brignole and Piazza Principe (P.P.). The two stations are connected by a huge railway tunnel.
    Trains coming from central and southern Italy will surely stop in Brignole, and maybe in Principe too, while trains coming from France or northern Italy will surely stop in Principe and maybe in Brignole too!

    in Brignole there are many bus stops, and the station itself is in the heart of the modern city, and closer to the fair and shopping districts
    Principe is in the old part of Genova, close to the harbour and is connected to the Aquarium and Old Harbour zone by the subway. It's closer to the Youth Hostel too.

    There are several local trains which connect the 2 stations and the other smaller stations from Genova Nervi to Genova Voltri. Usually there is a train every 15 minutes.

    Brignole Station

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    Genova underground!

    by Carletto76 Written Mar 29, 2004

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    Few people know it, but in Genova there is a subway too, and it's one of the shortest in the World, maybe the shortest one!
    There are 5 stations:
    - Brin: in the district of Rivarolo, outskirts of town
    - Di Negro: in front of the ferry harbour, close to the Lighthouse
    - Principe: close to the railway station and Palazzo del Principe
    - Darsena: close to Via Pre, Via del Campo and the new Darsena buildings (Muse del Mare ans so on...)
    - San Giorgio: in front of Palazzo San Giorgio, few metres from the Aquarium and the Old Harbour zone

    The tickets are the same as the bus ones; the subway stations are indicated by orange signs with an M.

    You will probably never take it, but if you want you can! ;-)

    San Giorgio Station

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    Up on the hills

    by Carletto76 Written Mar 29, 2004

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    In Genova you always have to go up and down... but to get the best view you should climb really steep hills... but there's a much comfortable method to do it: taking public elevators and/or cable cars!
    There are 3 cable cars and quite a lot of elevators going up the hills. The ticket is the same of the buses and subway.

    Funicolare Zecca-Righi

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    Going around...

    by Carletto76 Written Mar 29, 2004

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    The best way to go around Genova is to WALK, no other choices! Most of the old town is a pedestrian only zone, while the rest of the town is usually crowded with cars and scooters, and it's almost impossible to find a free parking (almost all the city centre is reserved to inhabitants for parking during the daytime), while public parkings are quite expensive.
    There are many buses riding along the principal streets of Genova, the ticket costs 1 euro for 90 minutes and you can use it also for the Underground (M signs) and some local trains.

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    This was the most used...

    by shivan Updated Sep 14, 2003

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    Bicycle were largely used to move inside the Red Zone, cars were almost banned.

    When Heads of States arrived, anyway, bicycles have been also banned.
    We had to walk, some service cars were authorized but bosses, as usual, monopolized them...


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    Statione Brignole

    by globetrott Updated May 29, 2003

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    It looks rather like a Palazzo - BUT it is one of the 2 big train-stations :

    Genua Brignole - on the east part of Genua .

    When making an appointement or hotel-reservation simply make sure, you leave at the right station !!

    And if you are lucky and have an appointement with Chiara...

    ...THIS is the station, where she will meet you, as it is less complicated to park her car in that area ( BUT it is complicated enough to get a parking !!!)

    Genua - Stazione Brignole
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    the highways around Genua

    by globetrott Written May 29, 2003

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    Lots of highways will take the maintrafic to Genua coming from the west- or east-coast of Liguria or from the north - like here on my pic seen from Righi.

    It is rather confusing and not easy to find the right exit when you drive alone (like I mostly do) - so simply be prepared with an excellent map, or try to stay in the outskirts of town and go in by train

    Genua's backyard
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