Genoa: City tour by hop-on hop-off bus

Here you can find information about city tours with the hop-on/hop-off bus in Genoa. We inform you about stops, timetables and prices.

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City Sightseeing Genoa

City Sightseeing Genoa: Hop-on/Hop-off
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  • 2 routes in Genoa
  • 13 stops
  • Audio guide in 6 languages
  • Free Wifi on the bus

  • Buses run every 20-30 minutes.


  • 24 hours: 25 €
  • 48 hours: 30 €


If you buy your ticket online, you will then receive a voucher that you can save on your mobile phone. Show this voucher to the bus staff on your first journey. Your ticket is then valid for 24 or 48 hours.


Hop-on/hop-off bus: places of interest

Genoa has some famous sights, first and foremost the Aquarium. You can reach most of them on a city tour with the hop-on/hop-off bus:

  • Genoa Aquarium
  • Old harbour
  • Via Garibaldi
  • Corso Italia
  • Piazza de Ferrari
  • Palazzo Ducale
  • Cathedral of San Lorenzo
  • Genoa Lighthouse
  • Palazzi dei Rolli
  • National Gallery Palazzo Spinola

Just get off at the nearest stop, visit a place of interest and then continue your journey.

Both bus lines run mainly in the city centre and around the harbour. Only the blue bus line also runs in the east of the city on Corso Italia.

Valencia Aquarium
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Aquarium

Take a city tour on the hop-on/hop-off bus and visit the Genoa Aquarium. You will receive both tickets instantly on your mobile phone.


Is a Genoa city tour worth it?

Genoa, the vibrant port city of Liguria, combines a rich maritime history with the charm of a modern metropolis. With its winding alleys, majestic palaces and impressive squares, exploring the city can seem overwhelming at first glance. This is where the hop-on/hop-off buses come in, offering travellers an optimal way to discover the city at their own pace.

The routes of the hop-on/hop-off buses are carefully planned to ensure that tourists can see all the major sights of Genoa. From the historic Palazzi dei Rolli to the impressive Porto Antico, the buses take you to the most beautiful places in the city.

Hop-on/hop-off bus
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The biggest advantage of the hop-on/hop-off concept is its flexibility. You decide where you want to spend more time. Whether it's an extensive visit to the Genoa Aquarium or a relaxing stroll along Via Garibaldi - just get off and hop on the next bus if you want to go further.

The on-board audio commentaries are not only informative, but also give an insight into the local culture, history and secrets of the city. For first-time visitors, this is an invaluable opportunity to get to know Genoa from an insider's perspective.

In summary, the hop-on/hop-off bus in Genoa offers tourists the opportunity to experience the city with maximum comfort and flexibility. It is the ideal solution for those who want to discover Genoa in a short time without feeling they have missed anything.

Hop-on hop-off buses in Genoa

City Sightseeing Genoa

City Sightseeing Genoa: Hop-on/Hop-off
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City Sightseeing is the world's best-known provider of hop-on/hop-off tours. The buses travel Rome, Florence, Verona - and also in Genoa.

In the red double-decker buses you have a wonderful view of the city's sights, especially with the roof open.

City Sightseeing buses run on two routes through Genoa, but only between April and November. The buses do not run during the winter months.

On board there is an audio guide in 6 languages and free wifi.

Timetable: Linea Rossa

  • First departure: 10:15 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:15 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 20-30 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes


Timetable: Linea Blu

  • First departure: 10:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:20 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 20-30 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Routes & Stops

  • 2 routes (red + blue)
  • 13 stops in Genoa
  • Starting stop: Piazza Caricamento (Aquarium)
  • Map with all stops

With these two bus lines you can reach all the main sights of Genoa.

You can change between the two bus lines at several stops, as the routing is mostly similar.

Due to the large overlap of the two lines, the departure frequency - at least in the city area - is significantly higher than 30 minutes.

Contact City Sightseeing

If you have any questions for the company or wish to make a complaint, you can contact City Sightseeing Genoa by email:

  • E-mail: infogenova@city-sightseeing.it
  • Phone: +39 335 5417825

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).

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