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Train Information from Basel to Bologna

distanceDistance277 miles (447 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$84 (€68)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Basel to Bologna cover the 277 miles (447 km) long route taking on average 8 h 38 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $84 (€68), but the average price of train tickets is $84 (€68). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel Bahnhof SBB and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Train companies

Travel with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia between Basel and Bologna

You can travel by train from Basel to Bologna with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia for as low as $84 (€68). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Find the perfect train between Basel and Bologna with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can also apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchase. The distance between Basel and Bologna by train is 277 miles (447 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is { cheapest_price }} (€68). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule from Basel to Bologna, compare the best prices for the trip and book your cheap train ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia is the main provider of train services in Italy, with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Bologna
Travel by train to Bologna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Bologna.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Basel, Switzerland to Bologna, Italy?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bologna, Italy?

All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Bologna from Basel as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Bologna, Italy to Basel, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return train to Basel, Switzerland from Bologna is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Basel from Bologna restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Bologna?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Bologna closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap train from Basel to Bologna cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Basel to Bologna trains for as little as $84 (€68)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Basel and Bologna?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Basel to Bologna train to cost on average $84 (€68)  one way.
How many miles is it from Basel to Bologna by train?
The train distance from Basel to Bologna is around 277 miles (447 km).
How many hours is the train time to Bologna from Basel?
The Basel to Bologna train duration is on average 8 h 38 min, which is to be expected when traveling 277 miles (447 km) from Basel to Bologna. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from Basel to Bologna do I depart from? Which Bologna train station from Basel do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Basel Bahnhof SBB   and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Where is the train station in Basel to go to Bologna? Where is the train station in Bologna located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Basel Bahnhof SBB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Bologna most often arrive at Bologna Centrale and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can take me between Basel and Bologna?
For the route from Basel to Bologna you can take a train with Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Bologna from Basel on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When does the first train depart from Basel to Bologna? When does the last train depart from Basel to Bologna?
You can take the first train from Basel to Bologna at 8: 47 AM. The last train from Basel to Bologna that you can take departs at 9: 13 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Basel to Bologna schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Basel to Bologna to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Basel to Bologna is on average $84 (€68) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Bologna from Basel available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
Bologna Centrale
Amenities