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Cheap train tickets from Milan to Basel

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Cheapest

$114

Average

$114

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 $ 114 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 114.

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08:10AMMilan Centrale4h46 12:56PMBasel SBB
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10:05AMMilan Porta Garibaldi4h51 02:56PMBasel SBB
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11:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 03:32PMBasel SBB
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07:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 11:32AMBasel SBB
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11:20AMMilan Centrale4h24 03:44PMBasel Bad Bhf
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Train schedule from Milan to Basel

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07:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 11:32AMBasel SBB
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08:10AMMilan Centrale4h46 12:56PMBasel SBB
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10:05AMMilan Porta Garibaldi4h51 02:56PMBasel SBB
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11:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 03:32PMBasel SBB
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11:20AMMilan Centrale4h24 03:44PMBasel Bad Bhf
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03:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 07:32PMBasel SBB
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06:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 10:32PMBasel SBB
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May 18
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$80Trenitalia
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$28Flixbus
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May 27
$80Trenitalia
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May 28
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May 30
$69Trenitalia
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$69Trenitalia
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Fastest train times from Milan to Basel

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Fastest Journey

4 h 12 m

Average

4 h 24 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

264 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Milan for Basel every day 7 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 24 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 51 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.

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11:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 03:32PMBasel SBB
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$1141One-way
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07:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 11:32AMBasel SBB
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$1141One-way
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06:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 10:32PMBasel SBB
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$1141One-way
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03:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 07:32PMBasel SBB
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11:20AMMilan Centrale4h24 03:44PMBasel Bad Bhf
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Overview: Train from Milan to Basel

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$103 (€92)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTrenitalia

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 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $80 (€72), but the average price of train tickets is $103 (€92). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Basel SBB.

Train providers: Trenitalia from Milan to Basel trains

For as little as $80 (€72) you can travel by train between Milan and Basel with Trenitalia. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Trenitalia

Trenitalia train tickets from Milan to Basel are available on Omio for as little as $80 (€72). Trenitalia is Italy’s national train company 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.

Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travelers, which you can use on Omio. When traveling on a Trenitalia train to Basel from Milan, you can expect to travel 163 miles (263 km). Check Trenitalia’s train schedules and tickets for the Milan to Basel route and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!

  • Average Price: $80

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Trenitalia when booking your train tickets between Milan and Basel due to the coronavirus:

  • 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

Train tickets from Milan to Basel: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 91 €
2 weeks earlier 68 €34%
3 weeks earlier 62 €47%
1 month before 67 €36%
2 months earlier 72 €26%
3 months earlier 61 €49%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Milan - Basel. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

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:

  • Buying your train ticket from Milan - Basel 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 47% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Milan - Basel with 2 months in advance you save up to about 26% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 49%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Milan 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 Milan to Basel.
FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Milan, Italy to Basel, Switzerland?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 5/9/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Basel from Milan as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Milan, Italy from Basel, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Basel to Milan is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland?

Reentry to Italy 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?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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)

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

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

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

Last checked on 5/16/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Milan from Basel here.

How much does a cheap train between Milan and Basel cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Milan to Basel to cost as little as $80 (€72)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train from Milan to Basel?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $103 (€92)  for a train ticket from Milan to Basel.

How far is Basel from Milan by train?

The distance from Milan to Basel by train is approximately 163 miles (263 km).

How long is a train to Basel from Milan on average?

The train time to Basel from Milan is on average 4 h 12 min  for the 163 miles (263 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Basel from Milan by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Milan and arrival train station in Basel?

When taking a train from Milan, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. 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 Milano Centrale   to Basel SBB.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Milano Centrale and need to travel around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Basel most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Milan to Basel?

If you're looking for trains from Milan to Basel, you can rely on Trenitalia to get you to Basel. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Milan to Basel journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Basel?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains between Milan and Basel per day with Trenitalia  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many trains are there from Milan to Basel a day?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Milan to Basel. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Milan to Basel? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Milan to Basel train departs at 5: 20 AM   and the last train from Milan to Basel leaves at 5: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Milan to Basel on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

When should I purchase the Milan to Basel train for the best deals on tickets?

You can find trains from Milan to Basel to cost on average $103 (€92) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Milan to Basel train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Basel
Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan 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 Milan 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: 05: 50 - 22: 20
Public transit options for Milano Centrale
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
Public transit options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
Metro lines: M2, M5
Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8