San Marino: arrival and transport
How do you get to San Marino?
There is no international airport in San Marino. However, flights go through the airports listed below. The nearest train station is in Rimini, with Rimini and San Marino connected by a motorway. In the summer there are also regular helicopter flights between San Marino Citta (city) and Rimini.
Aeroporto Internazionale Rimini-San Marino
Distance to San Marino about 25 km
Areporto G. Marconi di Bologna
Distance to San Marino 135 km
Ancona Falconara Airport
Distance to San Marino 130 km
Aeroporto L. Ridolfi di Forlì
Distance to San Marino 72 km
To Rome approx. 350 km
To Milan approx. 330 km
To Florence approx. 185 km
In San Marino the railway has been shut down, so that there is no train connection to the republic. But you can take the train to Rimini/Italy and from there you can take regular buses to San Marino city and other communities.
Travel in the country
The country’s railways were shut down after World War II. But you can of course take the train to Rimini and from there take the bus to San Mari
The hourly buses between San Marino Citta (city) and Rimini in Italy also stop in the main towns of the municipalities as well as at Dogana. In each municipality (Castello) there is also a bus service for local transport.
The road network covers 220 km. The country’s toll-free motorway runs between the border at Dogana and Borgo Maggiore.
A 1.5 km long cable car connects the city of San Marino with Borgo Maggiore.
In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, drivers should strictly adhere to the traffic rules applicable in the country. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain more detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the traffic clubs of San Marino.
- Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h.
- Country roads: There is a speed limit of 90 km/h on country roads.
- Expressways: There is a speed limit of 110 km/h on expressways
- Motorway: There is a speed limit of 110 km/h on the motorway
The regulations for road traffic are similar to those in Italy. Particular attention should be paid to the roundabouts: in San Marino, those entering from the right (“right before left”) have right of way and not those who are already in the roundabout.
The official alcohol limit in San Marino for drivers of motor vehicles is 0.5.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, San Marino’s international license plate is:
San Marino: entry and exit regulations
Citizens from Germany, Austria and Switzerland do not need a visa to enter San Marino for a stay of up to three months, a valid identity card or a passport that has not expired by more than a year is sufficient. There are no regular border controls when entering from Italy.
The following is responsible for issuing visas in Germany:
Visa department of the Embassy of Italy Hiroshimastraße 1 10785 Berlin Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 25 44 00 Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 25 44 01 20
Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland
See under Representations of San Marino in Austria and Representations of San Marino in Switzerland.
Import and export of foreign currency
When entering and leaving the country, foreign currencies equivalent to the equivalent of 10,330 euros must be declared.
Import and export of goods
There is a customs union between San Marino and Italy. The import and export of weapons, ammunition, explosives and of course “illegal” drugs is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals that are protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.
Ufficio di Stato per il Turismo (State Tourist Office)
Contrada Omagnano, 20
47890 – San Marino
Repubblica di San Marino
Tel.: 0549 – 88 29 14
Fax: 0549 882575
Via Contrada del Collegio
Tel. 0549 – 88 29 14
Fax. 0549 – 88 29 15
Via Piazzale Lo Stradone
Tel. 0549 – 88 23 93
Fax. 0549 – 88 23 98
reservations CONSORZIO SAN MARINO 2000 srl
Via Piana 103 – 47890 San Marino
Tel.: +378 – 0549 – 995031
Fax: +378 – 0549 – 990573
San Marino: travel medicine, risks
Only a few infectious diseases are to be expected in San Marino that do not also occur in Germany, Austria or Switzerland:
- Malaria, there is no risk of malaria in the country.
- AIDS, HIV, no increased risk
- Lyme disease, due to tick bites
- Early summer meningoencephalitis due to tick bites
- Hepatitis A and B
- Kala Azar disease, low risk
- Leishmaniasis Disease, Low Risk
- Amoebic dysentery
- Bacterial agitation
- Intestinal infections, through contaminated food or contaminated water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
Vaccination recommendations When traveling to San Marino, the same vaccinations are recommended as in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country.
- Hepatitis A and B, a vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who seek sexual contact.
- Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
- Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country.
Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination regulations when entering or staying in the country.
Hazards/current warning notices
The assessment of the current danger situation in San Marino due to diseases (epidemics), terrorism, a particularly high crime rate and current or threatened natural disasters is drawn up in coordination with the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Tel.: (030) 5000-2000
Fax: (030) 5000-51000
The Foreign Office advises you to take out health insurance abroad with repatriation insurance. The current safety information can be found on the following page
San Marino: currency, shopping
The national currency of San Marino is the euro (1 euro = 100 cents).
The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:
- 500 euro
Bank opening hours
The banks in San Marino are open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Prices vary greatly from shop to shop. A difference of up to 50% is possible.
Shop opening times
The shops in San Marino are usually open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Inexpensive or country-specific goods and souvenirs
In San Marino, tourists like to buy ceramic products (including ceramic tiles), postage stamps, wines, liqueurs, leather goods, silks, clothing and jewelry.
San Marino: Embassies and consulates
Visit Countryaah for a full list of San Marino embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
German representations in San Marino
Representations of San Marino in Germany
Responsible is the embassy in New York.
Embassy of the Republic of San Marino in New York
327 East 50th Street
Tel: 001 – 212 – 751 12 34
Fax: 001 – 202 – 751 14 36
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of San Marino in Munich
Am Moosfeld 97
Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 43 57 68 34
Fax: 0049 – (0) 89 – 43 57 68 63
Austrian representations in San Marino
The Federal Republic of Austria does not have a representation in San Marino, the embassy at the Holy See in Rome is responsible (see here >>>).
Austrian Honorary Consulate in San Marino
Via del Serrone 109, 4th floor
47890 San Marino
Tel: 00378 – 878 571
Fax: 00378 – 952 370
Representations of San Marino in Austria
Embassy of the Republic of San Marino in Vienna
Prinz Eugen Strasse 16
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 941 59 69
Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of San Marino
Dr. Karl Lueger Platz 5
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 586 21 80
Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 586 22 35
Swiss representation in San Marino
The embassy in Italy is responsible (see here >>>).
Representations of San Marino in Switzerland
Embassy of the Republic of San Marino
Via del Ghiandaio 12
Tel: 00378 – 99 74 18
Fax: 00378 – 99 74 18
Consulate General of the Republic of San Marino
Boulevard Saint-Georges 72
Tel: 0041 – (0) 22 – 320 50 77
Fax: 0041 – (0) 22 – 320 50 77
Consulate of the Republic of San Marino
Via Calloni 5
Tel: 0041 – (0) 91 – 994 14 35
Fax: 0041 – (0) 91 – 994 18 51