There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Sanremo by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Nice, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Sanremo

$35 - $143

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Fly to Genoa, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Genoa (GOA) BCN - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Sestri Ponente to Sanremo

$51 - $268

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nice, Nice N758 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Sanremo 494 / ...

$42 - $69

Train, bus  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Girona Ir
  2. Take the bus from Girona to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Sanremo Ec

$87 - $182

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nice
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Sanremo

$55 - $77

Train  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  5. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Sanremo Ec

$125 - $199

Drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Sanremo 450.6 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Sanremo is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 13 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Sanremo is to fly and bus which costs 29€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Sanremo via Nice, Nice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Sanremo via Girona, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch and Marseille-Saint-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 6 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Sanremo is 532 km. The road distance is 721 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sanremo without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 50 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Barcelona to Sanremo, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Sanremo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Sanremo.
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  • Distance: 332.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Sanremo, Italy?

You can take a bus from Barcelona to Sanremo via Nice, Nice in around 10 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Sanremo via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-St-Charles, and Marseille-Saint-Charles in around 14 h 6 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Train operators
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 Genova Sestri Ponente to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $21
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Girona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Marsella
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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