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Train Information between Bologna and Basel

distanceDistance277 miles (447 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$120 (€101)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesTrenitalia or Frecciarossa

Trains from Bologna to Basel cover the 277 miles (447 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 42 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia or Frecciarossa. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $120 (€101), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $70 (€58). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Basel SBB.

Train companies

Trenitalia and Frecciarossa from Bologna to Basel

Find the best trains from Bologna to Basel with Omio's travel partners Trenitalia and Frecciarossa from $70 (€58). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Find the perfect train between Bologna and Basel 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 from Bologna to Basel by train is 277 miles (447 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is $70 (€58). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule between Bologna and Basel, compare the best prices for the journey 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.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Trenitalia train ticket between Bologna and Basel:

  • 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 Bologna to Basel
Travel by train to Basel 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 Bologna to Basel.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Bologna, Italy and Basel, Switzerland allowed?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Bologna and Basel closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Bologna, Italy from Basel, Switzerland?

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

Is my return train into Bologna from Basel restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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?

The government of Italy 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 12/4/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Bologna from Basel closer to your date of departure here here.

How much are cheap trains from Bologna to Basel?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Bologna to Basel to cost as little as $70 (€58)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Basel from Bologna?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bologna to Basel train to cost on average $120 (€101)  one way.
What is the distance to Basel from Bologna by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Bologna and Basel by train to be approximately 277 miles (447 km).
How long is the train ride to Basel from Bologna?
While the time it takes to travel 277 miles (447 km) from Bologna to Basel can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Bologna to Basel train journey time is on average 7 h 42 min.
When traveling by train from Bologna to Basel, which train station in Bologna do I depart from and which train station in Basel do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Bologna, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale. When you arrive in Basel, your train can arrive in train stations including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Bologna Centrale   to Basel SBB.

Where is the Bologna train station located? Where is the Basel train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Bologna Centrale, located approximately 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center of Bologna. The most popular arrival train station in Basel, called Basel SBB, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.

Which train providers can get me from Bologna to Basel?
For the journey from Bologna to Basel you can take a train with Trenitalia or Frecciarossa. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Basel from Bologna on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there from Bologna to Basel a day?
The average number of trains departing Bologna for Basel is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Bologna to Basel? What time is the last train from Bologna to Basel?
You can take the earliest train from Bologna to Basel at 4: 40 AM   or take the last train from Bologna to Basel leaving at 12: 50 PM. Look for the latest Bologna to Basel train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Bologna and Basel to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Bologna to Basel within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $120 (€101) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Basel from Bologna are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
Basel
Bologna Centrale is the most popular Bologna railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bologna for your trip to Basel.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Bologna Centrale
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN