How to Reach Portofino - The Easiest Way to Reach Portofino


  • By Air: The nearest airport to Portofino is the Genoa Airport which is located at a distance of about 45 kilometers. It operates various international and domestic flights that come in from UK as well as the rest of Europe.  There are various rental car services available from the airport and most hotels have a shuttle service for you to avail.
  • By Car: Italy is well connected via road. You can drive from Florence or the rest of Tuscany conveniently as they are located quite close.
  • By Train: The nearest train station to Portofino is Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino and has trains coming on from Rome, Genoa as well as Florence.
  • By Ferry: Get to Portofino by any place on the Ligurian Coast. The views are simply breath-taking on the route. 


  • By Car: The town is very small and hence rental cars are really the best option as cabs will never be readily available and their frequency is quite low.  
  • On Foot: The actual beauty of Italian countryside and the Riviera is explored best when you are on foot.
  • By Bus: There is a bus that goes to and fro from the Liberty square to the station everyday and is a great option to take. 

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How to Reach Portofino from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Genoa to Portofino 32.68 km 32 mins
Savona to Portofino 82.82 km 1 hour 22 mins
Milan to Portofino 127.84 km 2 hours 7 mins
Lainate to Portofino 140.92 km 2 hours 20 mins
Lissone to Portofino 143.74 km 2 hours 23 mins
Turin to Portofino 189.1 km 3 hours 9 mins
Volterra to Portofino 208.95 km 3 hours 28 mins
San gimignano to Portofino 223.35 km 3 hours 43 mins
Steinhausen to Portofino 327.85 km 5 hours 27 mins
Plan-les-ouates to Portofino 400.35 km 6 hours 40 mins