The cheapest trains from Milan to Basel

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Cheapest

$127

Average

$152

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.

Cheapest
08:10AMMilan Centrale4h46 12:56PMBasel SBB
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$1271One-way
Cheapest
07:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 11:32AMBasel SBB
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$1271One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 10:32PMBasel SBB
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$2041One-way

Timetable 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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06:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 10:32PMBasel SBB
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Mon
Sep 20
$127Trenitalia
$43Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$127Trenitalia
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Wed
Sep 22
$89Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$89Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$89Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$89Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$89Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$63Trenitalia
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Tue
Sep 28
$63Trenitalia
$37Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$63Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$63Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$63Trenitalia
$37Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$63Trenitalia
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Mon
Oct 4
$63Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$63Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$63Trenitalia
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Thu
Oct 7
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$63Trenitalia
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Sat
Oct 9
$77Trenitalia
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The fastest trains from Milan to Basel

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Fastest Journey

4 h 12 m

Average

4 h 23 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

264 km

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.

Fastest
06:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 10:32PMBasel SBB
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$2041One-way
Fastest
07:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 11:32AMBasel SBB
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$1271One-way
2nd Fastest
08:10AMMilan Centrale4h46 12:56PMBasel SBB
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$1271One-way

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Train Information to Basel from Milan

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$106 (€85)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTrenitalia

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.

Trenitalia

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:

  • 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
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Milan and Basel?

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

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Italy?

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

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

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
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

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.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Italy from Basel, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Milan from Basel?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 Milan, Italy?

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

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

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.

How much are cheap trains from Milan to Basel?
Train tickets from Milan to Basel for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $89 (€72)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Basel from Milan?
The Milan to Basel train ticket price is on average $105 (€85)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is it from Milan to Basel by train?
The distance to Basel from Milan by train is approximately 163 miles (263 km).
How many hours is the train time between Milan and Basel?
The Milan to Basel train duration is on average 4 h 12 min, which is to be expected when traveling 163 miles (263 km) from Milan to Basel. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the train from Milan to Basel depart from? Which Basel train station do I come into from Milan?

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.

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

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.

What train providers offer a service between Milan and Basel?
For the best Milan to Basel train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Milan and Basel to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there from Milan to Basel a day?
The average number of trains departing Milan for Basel is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Milan to Basel? What time is the last train from Milan to Basel?
The earliest train departing from Milan to Basel leaves at 5: 20 AM. The last train departing from Milan to Basel leaves at 4: 20 PM. You can find the latest Milan to Basel train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Milan to Basel train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains from Milan to Basel to cost on average $105 (€85) 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.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Milano Centrale
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
Amenities