Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport is the gateway to a beautifully evocative city in northwest Italy. Genoa possesses one of the largest and finest medieval old towns in Europe. The airport is just 4 miles from the city. Low-cost flights with Ryanair have considerably raised the profile of a city often overlooked in the rush to better-known Italian destinations like Rome, Venice, Milan and Pisa. Many of the best deals are found in spring and autumn when Genoa is delightfully free of tourist crowds. This is a quiet airport with a few shops and a couple of cafes and restaurants. Passing through arrivals and departures is fast and relaxed.
Recent years have seen economical direct flights with low-cost airline Ryanair. They currently operate year-round flights from London Stansted. Flights depart almost daily during the summer. You should also find affordable fares from London Gatwick with British Airways. Also look out for summer charter flights with Small Planet Airlines.
You will find indirect flights from UK regional airports with airlines like Alitalia, KLM, Air France, Vueling, British Airways and Lufthansa. These will probably be considerably more expensive than flights with Ryanair.
Via Pioieri E Aviatori d'Italia,
Tel: 39 010 60151
The Volabus shuttle bus service heads for Brignole and the main train stations via the city centre. Journey time is 30 minutes. Tickets cost 6 euros. Tickets give you access to the Genoa public transport system. Buses depart every 30-60 minutes. Tickets can be bought on the bus.
Direct flights are available with Ryanair and British Airways.