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There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Sanremo by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo Ic / ...

17€ - 35€

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Rideshare  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Sanremo 267.9 km

16€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Milano - Famagosta to San Michele 200-10
  2. Take the bus from Alessandria - San Michele to Sanremo

35€ - 64€

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Milan to Sanremo 268.1 km

30€ - 50€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Sanremo is to rideshare which costs 16€ and takes 3h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Sanremo is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Milano - Famagosta and arriving at Sanremo via Alessandria - San Michele. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Sanremo. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between Milan and Sanremo is 215 km. The road distance is 268.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Sanremo without a car is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs 17€ - 35€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo takes 3h 34m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Milan to Sanremo bus services, operated by Arfea, depart from Milano - Famagosta station.

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Milan to Sanremo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Sanremo is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs 17€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Sanremo.
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  • Distance: 214.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 34m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Sanremo, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo 3 times a day. Tickets cost 17€ - 24€ and the journey takes 3h 34m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Sanremo via Alessandria - San Michele in around 6h 40m.

Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Thello
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 P.Garibaldi to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
Bus operators
Arfea
Phone
800 13 60 44
Email
tpl@arfea.it
Website
arfea.it
Bus from Milano - Famagosta to San Michele
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Schedules at
arfea.it
Grouppo Stat
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Milan to Sanremo bus services, operated by Grouppo Stat, arrive at Sanremo station.

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Milan to Sanremo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Sanremo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Sanremo is 268 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Milan to Sanremo.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Sanremo. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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