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Genoa Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Genoa Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I was locked inside the airport! The doors were closed, the lights were shut and I slept well (because I didn’t even realize that I was all alone until the early morning). -P

GOA Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport.

What to Expect

genoa airport guideGenoa Airport (code: GOA) is a compact, single terminal with a modest selection of services, eateries, and shops. While some may find the airport staff and security to be less than accommodating, the availability of WiFi and the option to access the airport’s first-class lounge for a fee can provide a comfortable and convenient experience. Details on the lounge’s locations and rates can be found in the Airport Lounges section below.

Sleeping in Genoa Airport

Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport. You will be asked to leave the terminal, where you can wait outside with the mosquitoes. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Genoa Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:40 AM – 12:30 AM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Genoa Airport:

  • Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center – 5 minutes walking distance to/from the airport.  » Check Rates
  • Marinaplace Hotel –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Best Western Premier CHC Airport Hotel – Airport shuttle runs from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Shuttle reservations are required.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Genoa Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass, or using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Sala Genova – Location: Landside, first floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Genoa Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Drinking Water

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Food & Drinks

At the time of this update, there were no 24-hour food concessions. Landside offers two options, and Airside, you will find a restaurant by Gates 5/6 and a Briccocafè at Gate 4.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

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WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Genoa Airport for up to 3 hours. Connect to the “Airport Free WiFi” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Arrivals Hall, on the ground floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Available Landside (Arrivals) and Airside (Gate 4).

Currency Exchange – Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Mon – Fri) • 8:00 AM – 1:20 PM (Sat).

Duty-Free & Shopping – A duty-free store is located airside, and two other shops (confectionery and clothing store) are available.

Fast Track – To get through security quicker, you can pay €4,00 per person (book online).

Information Booth – Location: Landside. Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM daily (closed between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM).

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your luggage with Safe Bag luggage wrapping service. Rates start at € 10 per bag. Location: Departures, landside, 1st Floor, opposite ticket office. Hours: 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Genoa Airport is served by the following airlines: Albawings • ITA Airways • KLM • Lufthansa • Ryanair • Volotea • Vueling •Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Volabus offers an express bus service between GOA airport and the city center. Frequent departures are available for the 30-minute trip, which brings passengers to and from Brignole railway station from  5:00 AM – 11:15 PM. Minimal stops are made along the way, which include Principe railway station and De Ferrari/Centro Citta Metro station. The €6,00 bus fare (valid as of July 2019) includes a 60-minute ticket, which is good for any mode of transportation on the AMT public transportation network (same-day travel only).

Shuttle Service i24 and the Riviera Shuttle also serve the airport.

For route maps, schedules and additional fare information for Volabus, Shuttle i24 or the AMT public transportation network, visit the AMT website.

Car Rentals

On-site car rental agencies include Alamo, Autovia, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Leasys, Locauto, Maggiore, National, Sicily by Car/AutoEuropa and Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available outside of the Arrivals area on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. As of this update, fixed fares of 7€ and 8€ per person (min. three persons) are available for rides to and from Principe and Brignole railway stations.


The airport provides a Train & Flybus shuttle service, which connects the airport to the Sestri Ponente Aeroporto railway station. The shuttle bus stops in Arrivals (tickets available here) every 15 minutes and operates from 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM. At the time of this update, a ticket costs 1,50€.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.