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

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Thello, train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the Thello from San Remo to Genova Piazza Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$23 - $35

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Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Sanremo to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$13 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Sanremo to Genova
  2. Take the bus from Genova to San Lorenzo 75T / ...

$14 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sanremo to Portofino 114.8 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Sanremo to Portofino is to bus which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sanremo to Portofino is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sanremo to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Sanremo and arriving at Portofino via Genova, San Lorenzo and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Sanremo and Portofino is 127 km. The road distance is 183.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sanremo to Portofino without a car is to Thello and train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 20€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Sanremo to Portofino, including transfers.

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Sanremo to Portofino bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, depart from Sanremo station.

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The best way to get from Sanremo to Portofino is to Thello and train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 20€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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Sanremo to Portofino bus services, operated by ATP Azienda Trasporti Provinciali, arrive at San Lorenzo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sanremo to Portofino is 184 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Sanremo to Portofino.

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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Sanremo to Portofino via Genova Piazza Principe, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sanremo to Portofino via Genova, San Lorenzo, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 6 h 5 min.

Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from San Remo to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
thello.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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $6
Train from Sanremo to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $21
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