The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Milan to Basel will cost around $ 152 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 127.
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4 h 12 m
4 h 23 m
Trains per day
Of the 3 trains that leave Milan for Basel every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 264 km distance in an average of 4 h 23 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 12 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 46 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||163 miles (263 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$106 (€85)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
Trains from Milan to Basel cover the 163 miles (263 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 12 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $106 (€85), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $90 (€72). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.
For as little as $72 (€72) you can travel by train from Milan to Basel with Trenitalia. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
Omio helps you find the perfect Milan - Basel train with Trenitalia. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Milan to Basel, Omio shows you Trenitalia’s current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Milan to Basel trip. You can expect to travel around 163 miles (263 km) from Milan to Basel on a train with Trenitalia. Once you are ready, buy your one-way Trenitalia tickets between Milan and Basel starting as low as $72 (€72) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with Trenitalia!
Trenitalia's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Milan and Basel are the following:
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel between Milan, Italy and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/13/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Milan and Basel before traveling.
Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.
Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/19/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Milan from Basel.
There are a few train stations in Milan to start your journey from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. In Basel you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Basel Bahnhof SBB, Basel SBB and Basel Bad Bhf.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Milano Centrale and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 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 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Basel.
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