Genova (Genoa) Cristoforo Colombo Airport Guide (GOA)

Airport info
Code: GOA
Via Pionieri e Aviatori d'Italia 44, Genoa, 16154, Italy

The airport is located 7.5km (4.5 miles) west of central Genoa.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +39
+39 010 60151

Genoa Airport is named after 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus, and is an important airport for the popular Italian region of Liguria, serving the busy port city of Genoa, the region’s capital. Our Genoa Airport guide provides contact details, along with information regarding transport links, terminal facilities and nearby accommodation.


A tourist information/reception desk is located in the main Arrivals hall on the ground floor of the principal terminal.

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Driving directions

The airport is signposted from the city centre. To reach the airport, follow the eastbound Sopraelevata Aldo Moro, merging onto the E25 and then route SS1. The SS1 leads directly past the main airport terminal.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Volabus (tel: +39 010 558 2414; operates regular express bus services to central Genoa, including the main railway station. The buses run from outside the terminal (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: €6), the single fare include a 60-minute pass to use on city centre transport. A cheaper alternative is the i24 shuttle, which runs to the nearest railway station (fare: €1.60), with the fare price including the onward train into Genoa.

Taxi:Taxi companies including Radio Taxi (tel: +39 010 5966; are readily available outside the terminal entrance (journey time: 15-20 minutes; fare: from €8). Note the fare is per person.

Terminal facilities


A bank, bureau de change and ATMs are available in the terminal.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the airport, as are public telephones.


Restaurants are available airside and landside, and include a self-service outlet on the roof terrace. A choice of smaller cafés selling beverages and pastries is also available.


Duty free is available for non-EU passengers. A range of other shops offer gifts, souvenirs, and clothing among other items.


Luggage storage facilities are not available at Genoa Airport. Any lost property enquiries regarding luggage lost within the terminal should be directed to the main lost property office (tel: +39 010 601 5407).


Other facilities available at Genoa Airport include baby changing rooms, an indoor play area for children and a number of tour operator desks.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no meeting rooms at the airport. However, extensive meeting and events facilities are available at the nearby Tower Genova Airport Hotel and Conference Centre (tel: +39 010 65491; The airport does however offer basic business facilities at the 'Sala Genova' VIP lounge (tel: +39 010 601 5380), which can be accessed by economy passengers for a fee of €25.

Disabled facilities

The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers, with lifts and disabled toilet facilities. Designated parking is available immediately opposite the terminal entrance. Any passengers requiring additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Short-term parking is located immediately outside the terminal, with the first 30 minutes free of charge. Long-term parking is also only a short distance from the entrance. Further parking information can be obtained from the parking office (tel: +39 010 601 5273).

Car rental

International car hire companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are represented at the airport, along with a handful of local companies. Desks are situated close to the main terminal entrance.


There is one hotel located at the airport. For all other full-service options it is necessary to make the short journey into the city centre.

Grand Hotel Mediterranee

+39 010 697 3850

Also within a few minutes of the airport, this hotel was a former stately home, and has 88 rooms, many of which overlook the sea. The restaurant specialises in Ligurian food, and meeting facilities are available accommodating up to 150 delegates.

Lungo Mare di Pegli 69, Pegli, 16155, Genoa, Italy

Best Western Premier CHC

+39 010 601 8963

Opened in 2012, the Best Western is less than 3 km (2 miles) from the airport and comes with everything you’d expect from the popular hotel chain, including a restaurant offering traditional Genoes food, a fully-equipped gym (with hot tub), and business services.

Via Albareto 15, 16153, Genoa, Italy

Tower Genova Airport Hotel and Conference Centre

+39 010 65491

This large complex, located close to the terminal, is primarily aimed at business travellers, but its proximity to the airport and useful facilities (including a gym, climbing wall, tennis court and on-site restaurant) makes it a good option for any traveller with an early morning flight to catch.

Via Pionieri e Aviatore d'Italia 44, 10154, Genoa, Italy

Hotel Serafino Liguria

+39 010 650 7261

Close to Genoa’s scenic port, the Serafino is a smaller hotel with 40 rooms, and is suited to those on a more restricted budget. The hotel allows pets, and has a bar and internet connection.

Via Verona 8, 16152, Genoa, Italy

Hotel Castello Miramare

+39 010 696 9690

The Hotel Castello Miramare is an excellent option for history buffs. The 3-star hotel is housed in a renovated ancient castle, located close to the sea in the Pegli district just to the west of GOA. Breakfast lounge and bar are available as is Wi-Fi internet.

Via Pegli 2, Pegli, 16156, Genoa, Italy
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