It’s inspiring what you can do in an hour – like hop over the border from Italy to France by train.
The quick journey from San Remo to Monaco Monte Carlo is a well-serviced and popular route. Plan your trip and take one of three direct services a day, with a further 17 available if you don’t mind changing.
And while Monaco might be known for its Formula One and supercharged racing, arriving by train is still the best way to get around. With it being the second smallest independent state in the world, this is one place you’ll want to explore by foot. Everything is within easy reach of Monte Carlo station, including coastal views less than ten minutes away.
When you’re ready to book your ticket, or to find out more information on the route from San Remo to Monaco Monte Carlo, be sure to read on for our latest details.
It takes an average of 1h 54m to travel from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train, over a distance of around 19 miles (31 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo and tickets for this journey start from €7.70 when you book in advance.
19 miles (31 km)
16 trains per day
|Train and bus operators|
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
Most TER trains don't have First or Second Class so the services offered on board are the same for all passengers. Please note that WiFi is not available on TER trains at the moment.
Travel in Second Class and enjoy seats with fold-down tables, power sockets and a bar carriage in the middle of the train.
In addition to all the amenities in Second Class, you'll get to enjoy more spacious seats and legroom in First Class.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Sanremo and Monaco—Monte-Carlo is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with around 16 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo is 57 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo can start from as little as €7.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo. Travelling from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leaves at 06:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leaves at 23:39. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Sanremo to Monaco—Monte-Carlo cover a distance of around 19 miles (31 km) during the journey.