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There are 5 ways to get from Sanremo to Alba by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sanremo to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 161 - NIZZA to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

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Train

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Carmagnola

Train via Savona

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Savona
  2. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola
  3. Take the train from Carmagnola to Alba

Bus via Savona

  1. Take the bus from Sanremo to Savona - Via Gramsci
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione

Drive

  1. Drive from Sanremo to Alba

Sanremo to Alba by bus

The bus journey time between Sanremo and Alba is around 6h 23m and covers a distance of around 283 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 35m. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 30m. Operated by FlixBus and Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, the Sanremo to Alba bus service departs from Sanremo and arrives in Fermata 17659 - ALBA. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
3h 47m
Layover time:
2h 35m
Total time:
6h 23m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
4h 30m
Bus distance:
283 km
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
19:00
Last bus departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sanremo to Alba bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sanremo to Alba is to bus which costs €14 - €19 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Sanremo to Alba is to drive which costs €26 - €40 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sanremo to Alba. However, there are services departing from Sanremo and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO and Fermata 161 - NIZZA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sanremo to Alba. However, there are services departing from Sanremo and arriving at Alba via Carmagnola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Sanremo and Alba is 100 km. The road distance is 209.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sanremo to Alba without a car is to bus which takes 4h 34m and costs €14 - €19.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Sanremo to Alba, including transfers.

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

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Sanremo to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Sanremo station.

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The best way to get from Sanremo to Alba is to bus which takes 4h 34m and costs €14 - €19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €17 - €35 and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from Sanremo to Alba.
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  • Distance: 100.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between Sanremo, Italy and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Sanremo to Alba via Turin, Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO, and Fermata 161 - NIZZA in around 4h 34m. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Sanremo to Carmagnola 3 times a day. Tickets cost €14 - €28 and the journey takes 3h 23m.

Train operators
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 Sanremo to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €28
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€25 - €28
Train from Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Savona to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Carmagnola to Alba
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €7
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Sanremo to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Thello
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sanremo to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Grouppo Stat
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.

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Sanremo to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Sanremo to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Carmagnola station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sanremo to Alba is 210 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Sanremo to Alba.

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