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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Portofino by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Ic / ...

$109 - $175

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Genoa, Genoa N504

$27 - $49

5 alternative options

Bus via Milano Lampugnano  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan 405 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure 27

$34 - $62

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Portofino 262.6 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$66 - $270

Fly to Genoa  •  8h 55m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Genoa (GOA) GVA - GOA

$103 - $268

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$114 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Portofino is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 50 and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Portofino is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Portofino via Milano Lampugnano and Santa Margherita Ligure FS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 50m.

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The distance between Geneva and Portofino is 319 km. The road distance is 420.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 7h 40m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Geneva to Portofino, including transfers.

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Geneva to Portofino bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Portofino is to train which takes 7h 40m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 50 and takes 9h 5m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 270 and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Geneva to Portofino bus services, operated by Autostradale, arrive at Santa Margherita Ligure station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 199.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from Geneva to Portofino via Milano Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 7h 40m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Portofino once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Autostradale

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Portofino is 420 km. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Geneva to Portofino.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 1612+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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