There are 6 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  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Sanremo Reg / ...

$105 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Aix-en-Provence
  3. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport
  4. Take the bus from Nice, Nice Aéroport Terminal 2 to Sanremo 494

$30 - $63

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Turin, Torino N504
  2. Take the train from Torino Lingotto to Sanremo Rv / ...

$32 - $65

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Sanremo 308.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Geneva, bus  •  5 h 18 min

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

$48 - $144

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

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

$91 - $331

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Sanremo via Milano Centrale and Genova Piazza Principe in around 9 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Sanremo via Lyon - Perrache Bus station, Aix-en-Provence, Nice - Airport, Aéroport / Promenade, Aéroport T.2, and Nice, Nice Aéroport Terminal 2 in around 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$18 - $22
Train from Torino Lingotto to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $36
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice, Nice Aéroport Terminal 2 to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Aix-en-Provence
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Geneva and Sanremo is 295 km. The road distance is 494 km.

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Sanremo is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 65 and takes 10 h 30 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Sanremo via Milano Centrale and Genova Piazza Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Sanremo via Lyon - Perrache Bus station, Aix-en-Provence, Aéroport / Promenade and Nice, Nice Aéroport Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Geneva to Sanremo, including transfers.