Look at the railway map of Europe and there is a railway which tantalizingly is either close to or right by Italy's Mediterranean Coast, but there is only direct train per day, which makes its way along the northern half of this route, all the way from Rome to the Italian Riviera.
Final Destination: Ventimiglia
The train also calls at: Roma Ostiense, Savona, Albenga and Bordighera
This one daily, direct train from Rome to San Remo/Sanremo is usually scheduled to depart from Roma Termini station at 15:57; it doesn't arrive in Sanremo station until around 23:15.
It is in fact the final option of the day for making a train journey from Rome to San Remo/Sanremo.
It therefore also travels along, what would be, the most spectacular section of the journey, the part of the route north of La Spezia, at dusk or in darkness.
1 x direct train per day
Book early and save: Yes
**Online bookings usually open:**up to 4 months ahead of the travel date, usually
When looking up this journey on the Trenitalia website, you will need to enter Sanremo as the destination and NOT San Remo
If you want to take a direct train from Rome to Sanremo you will need to take this Intercity (IC) train which is usually scheduled to depart from Roma Termini station at 15:57.
So look for trains departing between 15:30 and 16:30 when searching for tickets on the booking websites.
Booking this journey by indirect train:
Pay particular attention to the time allowed to make the transfer at Genova P. Principe station if you opt to book one of the journey options with '1 change of train'.
The Intercity trains from Roma to Genova tend to have more tightly timed connections into the trains on to Sanremo, than the Frecciabianca trains .
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Italia rail||from €19.90|
The alternative indirect trains:
When you look up this Rome to Sanremo train journey on the ticket booking websites, you will see up to five other options - all of which involve:
(1) taking a Frecce or Intercity train from Rome to Genova P. Principe station;
(2) Connecting at Genova P. Principe station for a train on to Sanremo/San Remo.
Take those alternative options, and:
North of Grosetto the railway line is often by the coast, but this direct train doesn't depart until the late afternoon, so it will spend most of its journey travelling at dusk or after night fall.
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