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Arriving GOA - need to get to Nervi or Rapallo

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Arriving GOA - need to get to Nervi or Rapallo

Just booked our flights for a cruise out of Nice but we decided to spend a week exploring the Italian Riviera first. I have been reading all the posts on this forum but am still left with questions. We are landing GOA at 4:10 pm and am wondering whether it would be easy enough to get straight to Rapallo or if we should maybe just stay near the Brignole station for the first night and leave the next day. Also, what is the easiest/cost efficient way to do this with one suitcase each. We are not opposed to staying in Genoa, if there is a nice/safe area that someone could recommend. I looked at the Marriott but found a website saying it was a "lifestyle" hotel. LOL. Also, looking at the Nice forum, they say to avoid the taxi and use Uber instead. Is this also the case in Genoa?

Thank you for your assistance.

Edited: 8:01 pm, February 13, 2017
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1. Re: Arriving GOA - need to get to Nervi or Rapallo

Last time we flew into GOA, we took a taxi to Santa Margherita Ligure [€70]. Cute seaside town with ferries to various towns, which you can look up. Grand Hotel Miramare.

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2. Re: Arriving GOA - need to get to Nervi or Rapallo

Thanks for that information Francophool.

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3. Re: Arriving GOA - need to get to Nervi or Rapallo

another option would be to take a taxi from airport to the Principe railway station (15/20 Euro) and from there the train to Rapallo. There is a train every half hour regional cost 3.60 Euro IC 8.50 Euro. the duration of the train ride is 30 minutes/ 1 hours.

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4. Re: Arriving GOA - need to get to Nervi or Rapallo

For €5 each, you can take the comfortable Volabus direct from the airport to a train station, either to Genova Piazza Principe or to the end of the line at Genova Brignole which would be my choice, Brignole being a simpler train station for the newcomer See www.airport.genova.it/en/tofrom-the-airport/ clicking 'bus' and to/from city center'.

The very cheapest way is to take the local i24 bus (same link, click to/from other cities)' to Genova Sestri Ponente Aeroporto station, buying a €1.60 bus+train ticket valid for 100 minutes after validation on boarding the bus which will take you from the airport as far as Genova Nervi train station. At Sestri Ponente train station, buy a ticket from Genova Nervi to Rapallo from a multilingual Regional ticket machine, (or the booking office) and validate it there before boarding a Regional train through to Rapallo, This route gives you a total cost from the airport through to Rapallo of only €4.40 each.

For all train times from Genova stations to Rapallo, see http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

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5. Re: Arriving GOA - need to get to Nervi or Rapallo

Perlizia and Matteo, you are both so kind and helpful with all your responses on this forum. Thank you for that very useful information. Much appreciated.

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