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There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Portofino by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 18m

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

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Bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Genoa 482 / ...

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Venice to Portofino 426.3 km

Fly from Venice  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Genoa (GOA) VCE - GOA

Train to Trieste, fly  •  10h 6m

  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 7h 54m and covers a distance of around 443 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 38m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 36m. 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 six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 16m
Layover time:
2h 38m
Total time:
7h 54m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 36m
Journey distance:
443 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€37
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:48
Last service departs at:
15:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Portofino train and bus schedules

Venice → Portofino
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Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Nationwide control measures in place
Inter-regional travel is permitted
Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

COVID-19 help in Italy

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1500

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There are currently travel restrictions within Italy.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Venice to Portofino is to drive, which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Portofino is to drive which costs €50 - €80 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 6h 18m and costs €35 - €140.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m 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 6h 18m and costs €35 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €90 and takes 6h 29m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €150 and takes 8h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m 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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Air Dolomiti, Alitalia, Albawings and four other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 2061+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 276.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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 5h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €600
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €600
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€310 - €600
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Pantelleria
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €100
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €100
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Malta
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Trieste to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Albawings
Website
albawings.com
Flights from Venice to Genoa via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €800
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
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 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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Genoa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
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.
For more information, please visit this page

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs €8.

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