There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Sanremo by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo Ec / ...

$64 - $111

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Bus RegioJet  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Genova to Sanremo

$24 - $30

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Savona N508
  2. Take the bus from Savona to Sanremo

$32 - $50

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Sanremo 345.3 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Zurich to Nice, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Sanremo

$74 - $255

Train to Basel, fly to Nice, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Sanremo

$74 - $230

Fly Zurich to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo

$131 - $359

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Sanremo via Savona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Sanremo. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Sanremo via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Sanremo is 399 km. The road distance is 552.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Sanremo without a car is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Zürich to Sanremo, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Sanremo train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Sanremo is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Sanremo.
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  • Distance: 249.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Sanremo via Milano Centrale in around 7 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Sanremo via Savona in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Centrale to San Remo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $41
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Savona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Savona to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to Sanremo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Sanremo is 553 km. It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to drive from Zürich to Sanremo.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 1812+ hotels available in Sanremo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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