Is it better to rent a car in Genoa or rather use public transport?

The answer depends on whether you plan to stay mostly in Genoa or use it as a base for exploring the Italian Riviera.  If staying in Genoa, a car is an absolute nuisance, as parking is difficult and expensive, and traffic may be horrendous. Much better to use the airport bus into town (the more so as the ticket includes unlimited use of the extensive public transport network for 24 hours from stamping).

If interested in renting a car, however, a list of all the car rental agencies at the airport is available on the airport website at