Useful information about San Marino

All the information you need to visit San Marino

Contacts, currency, guided tours and much else

Where is the Tourist Information Office?

The Tourist Information Office is in Piazza Garibaldi 5, in the historic centre of the Republic of San Marino.
T 0549 882914 - F 0549 882575
Opening hours
from Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 18.00
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 - 13.00 / 13.30 - 18.00
December 25th and January 1st: 14.30 - 18.30
Apply here for a tourist visa on your passport at the price of € 5,00.

What area telephone code is used?

+ 378 (for landline numbers)
+ 39 (for mobile phone numbers)

What currency is used in San Marino?

The euro is used in San Marino.
After a break of 34 years, San Marino started minting its own currency again in 1972, coining various denominations of the Sammarinese lira, which are much sought after by collectors. Also worth noting is the resumption of the minting of gold coins in 1974; these were legal tender exclusively within the territory.
Since 2002 it has the right to mint euro coins at the Italian Mint showing images of the small Republic on the coin faces. Base metal denominations start from one cent and go up to two euros. For collectors, silver coins of 5 and 10 euros and gold coins of 20 and 50 euros are minted, in addition to scudos.

Philately and Numismatics Office
Piazza Garibaldi, 5 - San Marino
T 0549 882353

Opening hours
10.00 - 17.00

When does the picturesque “Changing of the Guard” take place?

The Changing of the Guard can be watched at the Public Palace during summer season.
The colourful uniform worn by the Fortress Guard for the sentinel service and Changing of the Guard consists of a dark green double-breasted jacket adorned with white and red braiding, red trousers with a green stripe, a kepi with red pom-pom and white gaiters. The ceremonial uniform also includes wearing gold straps and a leather helmet with white and red ostrich feathers.


Central Station  
T 0549 991441

Car hire

Autonoleggio Ippo srl
T 0549 980511

Information on parking in San Marino

Rates for cars
1 hour stay: € 1.50
2 hour stay: € 3.00
from 3 to 5 hour stay: € 4.50
whole day: € 8.00

Rates for buses
2 hours stay: € 10.00 (minimum rate)
3-5 hours stay: € 15.00
6-24 hours stay: € 25.00
Leave and pick up operations within 30 minutes: free of charge

Rates for residents in San Marino hotels
Buses - 50%
Cars € 4.00 (24 hours)

To reach the historic centre from covered parking lot no. 9:
- Panoramic lifts;
- Via delle Scalette: a stairway of over 300 steps.

More info:
Tourism Board - Parking Sector
T +378 883808

Getting to the historic centre by cable car

There is a cable car departure every 15 minutes.

Days and times:
January - February from 7.45 to 18.30
March from 7.45 to 19.00
April from 7.45 to 19.30
May - June from 7.45 to 20.00
1 July - 3 September from 7.45 to 1.00
4 - 30 September from 7.45 to 20.00
October from 7.45 to 19.00
November - December from 7.45 to 18.30

Special opening during The Christmas of Wonders: from 7:45 to 19:30
25 December from 14:30 to 19:30
1 January from 13:30 to 19:30

Cable car closure for maintenance from 19 February to 10 March 2024

One-way: € 3.00
Round-trip: € 5.00
Round trip for groups (>25): € 4.00
Purchase here your cable car ticket

Cable car - Borgo Maggiore Station
T 0549 883590

Charging stations for electric cars and bicycles

In San Marino there are 22 charging columns for electric cars, each with two 11 kW and 22 kW sockets and 6 charging stations for electric bicycles. ABB charging stations guarantee a full charge in less than an hour, are compatible with all electric vehicles on the market and meet the highest safety standards.

From Borgo Maggiore to San Marino

You can also get from San Marino to Borgo Maggiore using the ancient stairway of the Costa dell'Arnella. This is the only way to reach the historic centre of San Marino which from the Mercatale di Borgo Maggiore climbs gently up the slopes of the mountain among thick chestnut trees and leads, at the top, through the ancient Cliff Gate.

Free WiFi and Apps

LIVE IN SAN MARINO is an integrated system that includes the WI-FI network and an APP and that allows quick access to information and services to enable you to get the most out of your time in the Republic of San Marino. To download the LIVE IN SAN MARINO APP and to learn about WI-FI coverage areas visit


AIDYOU is the first smartphone app useful for managing the most common health and social emergencies.


UPDATE - With effect from 1 April 2022, the state of emergency declared with the Order no.4 of 29 October 2020 of the Minister of Health ceases. The new decree No. 72 of 28 April 2022 is valid until express repeal.

Decree-Law no 72 of 28 April 2022
More regulations on the subject


Information for tourists and frontier workers
Interforce Operations Centre
T +378 (0549) 888888

Health information
ISS - (Social Security Institute)
T +378 (0549) 994001 (open everyday from 8.00 to 18.00)

Information for assistance to San Marino citizens in the phases of return from risk areas and departure towards risk areas
Department of Foreign Affairs
T +378 (0549) 882337