There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Sanremo by train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 22 min

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

$133 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Turin, Torino N405 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Sanremo 406

$28 - $46

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Torino
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Sanremo Rv / ...

$45 - $83

Train, bus  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Martigny 90
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Savona
  3. Take the bus from Savona to Sanremo

$117 - $178

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Sanremo 308.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Geneva to Nice, bus  •  5 h 18 min

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

$49 - $144

Train to Lyon, fly to Nice, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Sanremo

$92 - $331

Fly Geneva to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo

$87 - $299

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Sanremo is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Sanremo is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Sanremo via Turin, Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Sanremo via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Sanremo is 295 km. The road distance is 493.7 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Sanremo without a car is to train which takes 8 h 22 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to get from Geneva to Sanremo, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Sanremo.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Sanremo via Milano Centrale in around 8 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Sanremo via Turin, Torino in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$15 - $75
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Martigny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Torino Porta Nuova to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Geneva to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice, Nice to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Martigny to Savona
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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

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