How to reach Genoa
Cristoforo Colombo Airport is the fastest way to reach Genoa, as well as the most spectacular, since the runway is almost entirely surrounded by the sea. Landing in Genoa, flying over the promontory of Portofino welcomes you with an unforgettable view of the city! Try to choose a window seat on the right side of the plane!
Genoa is connected daily with the following cities: Amsterdam, Munich, Naples, Olbia, Parigi and Rome. Other flights reach Genoa on some days of the week from Barcelona, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Istanbul, London Stansted and Gatwick, Moscow, Trapani. The airport is located in Genova Sestri Ponente, a few kilometres from the city centre, to which is connected by public buses (Volabus) and taxis.
There are also a few alternatives (generally cheaper) to reach Genoa:
Milan Malpensa (40 km from Milan city centre) + train from Milano centrale to Genoa
From Milan Malpensa, take one of the shuttle buses or the Malpensa Express train (50 mins) to Milano centrale train station, then catch a train to Genoa.
Milan Linate (7 km from Milan city centre) + train from Milano centrale to Genoa
From Milan Linate, take the AirBus to Milano centrale train station (around 25 mins), then catch a train to Genoa.
Pisa airport + train to Genoa
Pisa has a few low cost flights from Europe. Pisa airport is connected to Pisa central railway station by a train, which takes just a few minutes. From there you can catch a train to Genoa.
Bergamo Orio al Serio airport + train from Milano centrale to Genoa
Also Orio al Serio offers a variety of low cost flights from all over Europe. From the airport, you need to reach Milano centrale with a bus (around 50 mins), then catch a train to Genoa.
Genoa has two main train stations: Genoa Piazza Principe (in the western part of the city) and Genoa Brignole (in the eastern part of the city). Piazza Principe is closer to the PRES Congress venue, although both are well connected to the venue and to the city centre.