Getting from Genoa to Portofino on your own

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to not start a new thread. Thanks!
Italy Ports
Capri, Florence, Genoa, Naples, Palermo, portofino, Rome, Sardinia, Sorrento, Taormina, Venice
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 05:14 PM.
NE Ohio
3,751 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
We're looking at a private tour, but I'd also like to know how difficult is it to get to Portofino from Genoa on our own.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
*Sitmar 5 cruises 1974-79, *Royal Caribbean 6 cruises, *Home Lines 1 cruise, *Diamond Princess LA-Hawaii Jan., 2008, *Diamond Princess Alaska Southbound May, 2008, *Ruby Princess TA/Med. April, 2009, *Ruby TA Med, April, 2010, *Celebrity Eclipse TA Oct, 2010, *Emerald Princess TA September, 2012, *Grand Princess Hawaii April, 2013,*Emerald Princess January, 2014, *Ruby Princess January, 2014, *Ruby Princess March 15 & 20, 2014 B2B, *Ruby Princess September, 2014 TA, *August/Sept. 2015 27 days, British Isles & Transatlantic--our longest & best cruise so far! *May, 2016 Ruby Princess Alaska RT Seattle * Aug., 2016 Regal Princess 25 day Baltic/ Scandinavia/Transatlantic* March 13, 2017 LA Roundtrip to Hawaii Star Princess
Sept. 22, 2017 Caribbean Princess TA
10,987 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
It's possible by either water (ferries) or land (train), but the water option may not work in April, depending on the day of week you are there. In April the ferries from Genoa to Portofino only operate on the weekends.

By train, you go from Genoa (the station is very near the port) to S. Margherita Ligure; the ride takes about 45 mintutes.

From the train station in S. Margherita Ligure you can walk (about an hour and a half), take a taxi, or the public bus. The bus leaves from the train station and arrives at Piazza Martiri della Libertà in Portofino in about 15 minutes (there are stops along the way at Covo di Nord Est and Paraggi). It runs every twenty minutes from 6:15 AM until 10 PM.