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

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Train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo Ec / ...

$108 - $212

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Savona N508
  2. Take the bus from Savona to Sanremo

$37 - $58

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Bus Domo Reisen  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Savona
  2. Take the bus from Savona to Sanremo

$84 - $109

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Sanremo 383.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly from Basel, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Sanremo

$41 - $170

Train to Strasbourg, fly, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Nice (NCE) SXB - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Sanremo

$92 - $314

Train to Zurich, fly, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Sanremo

$106 - $314

Questions & Answers

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

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Sanremo via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 33 min.

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The distance between Basel and Sanremo is 416 km. The road distance is 614.3 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Sanremo without a car is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Basel to Sanremo, including transfers.

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Basel to Sanremo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Sanremo train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Sanremo is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Basel to Sanremo bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Sanremo station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Sanremo.
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  • Distance: 260.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Sanremo, Italy?

You can take a train from Basel to Sanremo via Milano Centrale in around 8 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Sanremo via Savona in around 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to San Remo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Savona
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Savona to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Basel to Savona
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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Basel to Sanremo train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Sanremo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Sanremo is 614 km. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Basel to Sanremo.

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easyJet offers flights from Basel Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 1812+ hotels available in Sanremo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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