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There are 6 ways to get from Sanremo to Milan by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 35m

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

17€ - 35€

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Rideshare  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Sanremo to Milan 269.3 km

16€

4 alternative options

Train via Genoa  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale Ic / ...

18€ - 73€

Bus, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from San Remo to Tortona 523
  2. Take the train from Tortona to Milano Centrale Re13

20€ - 24€

Bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Sanremo to Milan, Milan 406

20€ - 25€

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Sanremo to Milan 269.9 km

30€ - 50€

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The cheapest way to get from Sanremo to Milan is to rideshare which costs 16€ and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Sanremo to Milan is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sanremo to Milan. However, there are services departing from Sanremo and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sanremo and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Sanremo and Milan is 215 km. The road distance is 269.9 km.

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

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The train from Sanremo to Milano Centrale takes 3h 35m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sanremo to Milan is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs 17€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 25€ and takes 5h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Sanremo to Milan.
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  • Distance: 214.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Sanremo to Milano Centrale 3 times a day. Tickets cost 17€ - 24€ and the journey takes 3h 35m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Sanremo to Milan, Milan once daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 23€ and the journey takes 5h 10m.

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 Sanremo to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Sanremo to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Thello
Train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Thello
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
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 Sanremo to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
Train from Sanremo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
16€ - 18€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Tortona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Trenord
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Remo to Tortona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sanremo to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Sanremo to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sanremo to Milan is 270 km. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Sanremo to Milan.

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