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Departure Thu, 12 Dec Return Sat, 14 Dec
STN London
GOA Genoa
return from £24
Departure Mon, 25 Nov Return Thu, 05 Dec
MAN Manchester
GOA Genoa
return from £147
Departure Mon, 18 Nov Return Thu, 21 Nov
EXT Exeter
GOA Genoa
return from £461
Departure Wed, 11 Dec Return Sun, 15 Dec
NWI Norwich
GOA Genoa
return from £298
Popular flight routes to Genoa
London - Genoa
return from £43
Manchester - Genoa
return from £147
Birmingham - Genoa
return from £165
Newcastle - Genoa
return from £246
Edinburgh - Genoa
return from £168
Glasgow - Genoa
return from £160

Trips to Genoa

Genoa travel

Gateway to the Italian Riviera, Genoa is a vertiginous town in the north of Italy. Its steep narrow streets and historic properties cling to precipitous slopes that rise up from the busy port to meet the foothills of the Apennine mountain range. Formerly a key maritime centre for the Roman Empire and birthplace of Christopher Columbus, by the middle ages it was one of Italy's most important maritime powers and today remains one of Italy's leading centres of industry and commerce. The atmospheric tangle of streets in the old quarter display evidence of the city's longstanding history, and former golden age through a multitude of marble-clad palaces and magnificent medieval churches. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Genoa!

Things to do and places to see in Genoa

Travellers on a trip to Genoa will find that most of the main sights are centred around the historic quarter, a web of alleyways that hide surprising architectural gems, grandiose palaces and mansions. Visitors can also explore the waterfront just in front, blessed with good restaurants, shopping and sights such as the Palazzo del Principe and the Galata Museo del Mare (Maritime Museum) and Aquarium. A walk down Via Garibaldi showcases the city's 16th and 17th palaces, eventually leading to the lively Piazza De Ferrari full of Art Nouveau facades, shops and performance venues.

When visiting Genoa, be sure to:

  • Explore the streets and small squares of the Old Town and discover noble mansions and historical treasures
  • Browse the shops and try local delicacies
  • Walk down the Via Garibaldi (Strada Nuova), a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to many sumptuous palaces
  • Relive Genoa's rich seafaring past at the Maritime Museum
  • Visit the two last remaining towers of Porta Soprana, one of the city's ancient gates built in 1155
  • Don't miss the stripy black and white Cathedral of San Lorenzo founded in the 1100s.
  • See exquisite artwork and antiquities from the Renaissance period in the Palazzo Spinola
  • Explore the harbour and waterfront, home to key sights, the Maritime Museum, Aquarium and Palazzo del Principe
  • Take a ferry along the spectacular coastline to the stunning seaside town of Portofino
  • Try the pesto, a locally made basil-based sauce that originates from Genoa
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Genoa airports

Flights to Genoa (also known as Genova), in Italy, land at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, located a short distance from the city centre. The airport is also situated close to Portofino, Alassio, San Remo and the Riviera dei Fiori, adjacent to the Gulf of Paradiso.

  • Genoa Airport

    Top airlines

    Top airlines operating cheap flights to Genoa include: Air France, Alitalia and British Airways.


    Genoa Airport is conveniently located within the city limits less than five miles from the centre.

    Transport options

    Accessing the city centre from Genoa Airport is straightforward and quick whether you are travelling by public transport or driving. Although there is no train station at the airport, the I24, VOLABUS and Rapid bus services run passengers from the airport to Principe and Brignole train stations. Both stations are located in the city centre. Principe is located on Piazza Acquaverde and Brignole is the city's main train station on Piazza Verdi. By car, the airport is connected to the city centre by the SS1 (Strada Aldo Moro), the A7 and A10. Taxis are available outside the terminal building.

FAQ's about Genoa

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Genoa?
The top month to book flights to Genoa is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Genoa flights is August. In third place: June. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Genoa, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Genoa?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Genoa is... August. The next best month to travel to Genoa is September. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Genoa. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Genoa is January.
🕑 How long before a flight to Genoa should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Genoa, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Genoa departing from over 3 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Genoa at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Genoa’s airport?
Genoa is served by 1 airport[s]. Sestri operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 3 cities, such as London, Manchester and Tirana, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Genoa’s airport from the city centre?
Genoa’s airport Sestri is located 5 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Genoa’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.28 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Sestri , for example, the average price for the ride to Genoa centre is around 4.28 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Genoa. Pick your preferred car type and get from Sestri to Genoa city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Genoa city centre?
There are many ways to get from Sestri to central Genoa:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Sestri to Genoa city centre when driving is 20 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Genoa city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 55 mins
By Train
Commuting from Sestri to central Genoa by Train takes around 1 hour 3 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Genoa?
If you are going to Genoa, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 12.84 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 42.80 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 5.99 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 4.28 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 3.42 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.06 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.93 GBP
  • - Water: 0.83 GBP

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