How to get to Portofino
From the railway station of Santa Margherita Ligure, regular bus service which arrives in the square Piazza Martiri della Libertà in Portofino in about 15 minutes (stops: disco Covo di Nord Est and Paraggi). Runs every 20 minutes from 6.15 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. (up until 00:45 in summer).
Get off at the station of Santa Margherita Ligure. From Santa Margherita is possible to continue on foot, by taxi or by bus.
Take the A12 Genova - La Spezia - exit Rapallo. From here follow the signs to Santa Margherita - Portofino.
The town of Portofino is a pedestrian area: the car can be left at the covered pay parking in Piazza Martiri della Libertà, open 24/24. Free parking is located on the road between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, in front of the disco Covo di Nord Est. From here you can reach the center by foot or alternatively take a bus, active in the summer months, leaving every twenty minutes up to 8 p.m.
Portofino is accessible by ferry from several places: Genoa, Camogli, Santa Margherita, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, Chiavari and Lavagna.
To those who would reach Portofino with your own boat, has been granted a stay of two hours in the marina for boats under ten meters. In the case of larger boats, are present in the marina, moorings and buoys on payment and booking: contact Marina di Portofino for info (http://www.marinadiportofino.com/) and Presto Yacht.
Since parking can be expensive, it is recommended to leave the car in Santa Margherita Ligure and to proceed to Portofino by bus or on foot. For those who intend to hike on Portofino Mount is advisable to dress with comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. Diving enthusiasts can find in Portofino something in which they can sink their teeth, for example by exploring the wreck Mohawk Deer, the most famous in the area. For this and other dives you can contact the Portofino Divers (www.portofinodivers.com) at which it is possible to book a diving trip for beginners or experts.