There are 12 ways to get from London to Portofino by plane, bus, train, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly London Gatwick to Genoa, line 882 bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Genoa (GOA) LGW - GOA
  2. Take the line 882 bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino

$84 - $396

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Fly London Stansted to Genoa, line 882 bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Genoa (GOA) STN - GOA
  2. Take the line 882 bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino

$68 - $216

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Fly London City to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 52 min

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

$84 - $359

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 50 min

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

$97 - $311

Fly London Heathrow to Pisa, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pisa (PSA) LHR - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Chiavari

$118 - $382

Fly London Gatwick to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 4 min

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

$81 - $259

Train to London Luton, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LTN - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$77 - $216

Train  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Ic / ...

$308 - $617

Bus  •  25 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan 729
  3. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure 27

$71 - $173

Train, Thello  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale 221
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Ic / ...

$206 - $420

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Portofino

$367 - $464

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Portofino

$221 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from London to Portofino is to bus which costs £50 - £140 and takes 25 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Portofino is to fly and line 882 bus which costs £60 - £310 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Portofino. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Portofino via Paris, Paris, Milano Lampugnano and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 59 min.

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The distance between London and Portofino is 662 miles.

The best way to get from London to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 15 h 42 min and costs £230 - £470.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from London to Portofino, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London to Portofino is to train which takes 15 h 42 min and costs £230 - £470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £140 and takes 25 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 662.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

What companies run services between London, England and Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from London to Portofino via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, Milano Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 15 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Portofino via Paris, Paris, Milan, Milan, Milano Lampugnano, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 25 h 59 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Genoa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Train operators
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
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Pisa Centrale to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
thello.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
autostradale.it
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

Portofino is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 3:43 PM in London and 4:43 PM in Portofino.

Vueling Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 1673+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs £12 - £27.

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