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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.

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Train  •  8h 25m

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

$130 - $202

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Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Turin, Torino
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Savona 404
  3. Take the bus from Savona to Sanremo

$28 - $45

6 alternative options

Bus FlixBus, train  •  9h 45m

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

$32 - $64

Bus Eurolines CH, train  •  10h 6m

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

$44 - $81

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Sanremo 308.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Geneva to Nice, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE
  2. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia

$59 - $162

Train to Lyon, fly to Nice, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE
  3. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia

$98 - $340

Fly Geneva to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 24m

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

$87 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Sanremo is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 15m.

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

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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 and Savona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 15m.

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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 8h 25m.

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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 8h 25m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 8h 25m 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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Geneva to Sanremo train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Sanremo is to train which takes 8h 25m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Sanremo.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 25m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Sanremo via Milano Centrale in around 8h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Sanremo via Turin, Torino and Savona in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
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
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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 Lingotto to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $36
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $36
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 St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Geneva to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Torino
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Savona to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Sanremo is 494 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Geneva to Sanremo.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 1834+ hotels available in Sanremo. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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