How to Reach San Marino - The Easiest Way to Reach San Marino


Getting in City of San Marino can be a little pesty for those not having an official permit from the Government of Republic of San Marino. This is because the republic is not a part of the European Union or European Economic Area. It simply has an open border with Italy. If you plan to exceed a stay of more than ten days, make sure you do the needed. Rest, it is easily connected by following means.

  • By Air: The republic of San marino does not have its own airport. The closest is Federico Fellini International Airport in the city of Rimini. Rimini lies at a distance of 25-odd kilometers from City of San Marino. Other than Rimini, you could also fly to the cities of Bologna, Forlì and Ancona.
  • By Train: Like air, the closest railway station is at Rimini. San Marino does not possess its own railway station.
  • By Car: This is best way and most convenient way to get in City of San Marino. Having an open border with Italy and being one of the 3 associate members of the Schengen Area, there are no border controls to this republic.
  • By Bus: Regular buses from Rimini facilitate getting in here. Catch the Bonelli Bus 72 from Rimini, ticket of which will cost 10 Euros for return and 5 Euros one-way. These run regularly every day. However on holidays and Sundays the frequency may be affected. 


  • On foot: This is the best and most suitable way to get around City of San Marino. Owing to a compact size all attractions are easily attainable too on foot.
  • Rented Car: You can rent a car from the neighboring cities of Rimini, Bologna, Forlì and Ancona.
  • Cable Car: Facilitating visits to some of the most important attractions of San Marino, is the cable car called “Funivia”. With a good frequency of 15 minutes in both directions, this mode of transport also bestows on borders with panoramic views of the city. 

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Modes of Transportation in San Marino

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in San Marino. The most preferred mode of transport in San Marino is Car.

Average distance: 2 km Average time: 5 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 5 min Overall average time for 2 kms 5 min

How to Reach San Marino from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Petritoli to San Marino 164.26 km 2 hours 44 mins
Rome to San Marino 224.03 km 3 hours 44 mins
Genoa to San Marino 393.71 km 6 hours 33 mins
Polignano a mare to San Marino 617.69 km 10 hours 17 mins
Tapolca to San Marino 638.48 km 10 hours 38 mins
Granges-près-marnand to San Marino 691.57 km 11 hours 31 mins
Budapest to San Marino 825.77 km 13 hours 45 mins
Mosta to San Marino 895.02 km 14 hours 55 mins
Swieqi to San Marino 895.25 km 14 hours 55 mins
Frýdek-místek to San Marino 900.8 km 15 hours 55 mins
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