How to get to San Marino

By | May 3, 2022


San Marino is a country in Europe according to ehealthfacts. Wherever you are in the 61 km² of San Marino, the view is lost in a unique, stunning landscape panorama: from the fertile fields of Emilia Romagna, the gently rolling hills of the Marche and Montefeltro to the calm waters of the Adriatic Sea. The territory of San Marino consists of nine historic citadels, including the capital, San Marino. There is plenty of history, museums and priceless architectural monuments to explore in the tiny town, not to mention the many craft and souvenir markets to shop. The origins of San Marino are traced back to the charming legend of Saint Marinus, who founded the municipality while taking refuge on Monte Titano in the year 301. Aside from the Vatican, San Marino is the only city-state that is completely surrounded by another country.

Getting there

Arriving by plane

San Marino does not have its own airport. The nearest airports are Florence and Bologna. Lufthansa (LH) flies from Frankfurt/M. non-stop to Florence and Bologna and from Munich to Rimini. Austrian Airlines (OS) connects Vienna non-stop with Florence. Swiss (LX) flies non-stop from Zurich to Florence in cooperation with Helvetic Airways (2L).

Flight times

Frankfurt/M. – Florence: 1 hour 30 minutes; Frankfurt/M. – Bologna: 1 hour 20 minutes; Munich – Rimini: 1 hour 10 minutes; Vienna – Florence: 1 hour 30 minutes; Vienna – Bologna: 1 hour 20 minutes; Zurich – Florence: 1 hour 10 minutes

Arrival by car

San Marino can be quickly reached from Rimini via the A14 motorway at a distance of 24 km. Long-distance buses: Flixbus connects numerous German, Austrian and Swiss cities with Rimini, from where bus line 17 runs regularly to San Marino. Tolls: There are no toll roads in San Marino; however, the Italian motorways are subject to tolls. Documents: The national driving license is sufficient.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is also in Rimini. The cable car from the city of San Marino also takes you to Borgo Maggiore, among other places.

Passport and visa regulations

Note on the passport

Entry is via Italy. No border formalities, Italian entry regulations apply.

Entry with children

Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Health care


San Marino has a good healthcare system. For more information see Italy.



Euro. See Italy for details.

Credit cards

All major international credit cards are accepted, especially in larger hotels. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. The same applies to the German savings card. Cash can be withdrawn from European ATMs with the Plus logo using a savings card and pin number. More details from all Postbank branches. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money,

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are generally not accepted in San Marino.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 08.30-13.30 and 15.00-16.30.

Foreign exchange regulations

  1. Italy


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €



The official language is Italian, along with Romagnol.


Eight = Otto Eighty = Ottanta Goodbye = Arrivederla (formal) / Arrivederci (informal) Exit = Uscita Beer = Birra Please = Per favore Thanks = Grazie Tuesday = Martedì Doctor = Medico Thursday = Giovedì Three = Tre Thirty = Trenta Entry = Entrata One Hundred = Cento One = Uno One Thousand = Mille Friday = Venerdì Five = Cinque Fifty = Cinquanta Danger = Pericolo Closed = Chiuso Hallo = Buon giorno / Buona sera (after 3:00 p.m.); Ciao (informal) Today = Oggi Hotel = Albergo I feel sick = Non mi sento bene I don’t understand = Non capisco Yes = Si My name is … = Mi chiamo I am very well. = Sto molto bene. Wednesday = Mercoledì Monday = Lunedì Tomorrow = Domanì No = No Neun = Nove Neunzig = Novanta Open = Aperto Restaurant = Ristorante Saturday = Sabato Six = Sei Sixty = Sessanta Seven = Sette Seventy = Settanta Sunday = Domenica Menue = Menù Do you speak German/English ? = Parla tedesco/inglese? Toilets = Bagno / Servizio / Toilet Four = Quattro Forty = Quaranta Wine = Vino How are you? = come sta? How much is it? = Quanto costa? Where is …? = Dov’è …? Ten = Dieci Twenty = Venti Two = Due it…? Ten = Dieci Twenty = Venti Two = Due

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany

05.02.2022 Day of Saint Agatha of Catania

05.02.2022 Liberation Day

03/25/2022 Anniversary of Aregno

04/01/2022 Inauguration of the Heads of State (Capitani Reggenti)

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

07/28/2022 anniversary of the fall of fascism

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

09/03/2022 San Marino Day and Foundation of the Republic

10/01/2022 Inauguration of the Heads of State (Capitani Reggenti)

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/02/2022 All Souls

08.12.2022 Immaculate conception

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 day of stephen

12/31/2022 New Year’s Eve

If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday becomes a public holiday.

How to get to San Marino