Trains from Bologna to Basel

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Train Information from Bologna to Basel

distanceDistance277 miles (447 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$148 (€119)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Bologna to Basel cover the 277 miles (447 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 54 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $148 (€119)], but the average price of train tickets is $148 (€119). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.

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Trenitalia and Frecciarossa from Bologna to Basel

Find the best trains from Bologna to Basel with Omio's travel partners Trenitalia and Frecciarossa from $148 (€119). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Trenitalia
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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 $148 (€119). 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
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Bologna, Italy to Basel, Switzerland?

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

Can I enter Switzerland from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/21/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Basel from Bologna as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to 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 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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 7/25/21. 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 do cheap trains between Bologna and Basel cost?
Train tickets between Bologna and Basel for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $148 (€119)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Bologna and Basel?
The train price to Basel from Bologna is on average $148 (€119)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Bologna to Basel by train?
The train distance from Bologna to Basel is around 277 miles (447 km).
How long is the train ride from Bologna to Basel?
On average the Bologna to Basel train travel time is 7 h 54 min  for the 277 miles (447 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Bologna to Basel depart from? Which Basel train station do I come into from Bologna?

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

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Bologna Centrale and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Basel Bahnhof SBB and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Basel.

What train providers go from Bologna to Basel?
If you're looking for trains from Bologna to Basel, you can rely on Frecciarossa or Trenitalia to get you to Basel. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Bologna to Basel route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure train times from Bologna to Basel?
The earliest train departing from Bologna to Basel leaves at 5: 50 AM. The last train departing from Bologna to Basel leaves at 11: 50 AM. You can find the latest Bologna to Basel train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Bologna to Basel train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets between Bologna and Basel within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $148 (€119) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Bologna to Basel a few months in advance.