There are 4 ways to get from Chiavari to Portofino by ferry, train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 2 ferry  •  33 min

  1. Take the line 2 ferry from Chiavari to Portofino 2

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Train, line 882 bus  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Chiavari to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...
  2. Take the line 882 bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino 882 / ...

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chiavari to Portofino 14.3 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Chiavari to Portofino 14.3 miles

$3 - $5

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Chiavari and arriving at Portofino. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Chiavari and Portofino is 9 km. The road distance is 22.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chiavari to Portofino without a car is to line 2 ferry which takes 33 min and costs .

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The line 2 ferry from Chiavari to Portofino takes 33 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiavari to Portofino is 23 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Chiavari to Portofino.

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There are 1632+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chiavari to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 5.7 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Chiavari, Liguria, Italy and Portofino, Italy?

Tigullio - Marine Lines operates a ferry from Chiavari to Portofino twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 33 min.

Train operators

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
+39 06 68475475
Train from Chiavari to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
15 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
1st Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Tigullio - Marine Lines
+39 0185 284670
Ferry from Chiavari to Portofino
Ave. Duration
33 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Chiavari to Portofino
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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