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

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Train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole Fa

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Bus via Padova  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Padua Bus Station to Genoa Train station Sofia Central Bus Station - Lepe Bus Station / ...

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Train via Milan  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita L.-Port Ic / ...

Bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Genoa N482 / ...

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Venice to Portofino 426.3 km

Fly from Venice, line 782 bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Genoa (GOA) VCE - GOA
  2. Take the line 782 bus from S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82 to Chiesa Divo Martino

Train to Trieste, fly  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Genoa (GOA) TRS - GOA

Venice to Portofino by train and bus

The journey time between Venice and Portofino is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 437 km. This includes an average layover time of around 29 min. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Venice to Portofino service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Chiesa Divo Martino. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
5h 52m Average Duration
€35 Cheapest Price
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Venice → Portofino
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portofino is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Portofino is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Portofino is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Venice to Portofino is to bus via Padova, which costs €21 - €35 and takes 9h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Portofino is to drive which costs €75 - €120 and takes 4h 12m.

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The distance between Venice and Portofino is 276 km. The road distance is 426.3 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs €35 - €110.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Venice to Portofino, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Venice to Portofino is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs €35 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €40 and takes 8h 4m.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Portofino is 426 km. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Venice to Portofino.

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Lufthansa, Volotea, Air Dolomiti and two other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Genoa Airport.

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  • Distance: 276.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Portofino, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €95 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Genoa twice daily. Tickets cost €22 - €28 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€430 - €1400
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€470 - €1200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €400
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €460
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€440 - €1500
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€60 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita L.-Port
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Trenitalia

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 L.-Port
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Genoa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Padua Bus Station to Genoa Train station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Union Ivkoni
AMT Genova
Phone
+39 010 558 2414
Email
amt.spa@amt.genova.it
Website
amt.genova.it
Bus from S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82 to Chiesa Divo Martino
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMT Genova

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