The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Milan to Basel is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 46 m
4 h 46 m
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Of the 2 trains that leave Milan for Basel every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||163 miles (263 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$113 (€98)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
Trains from Milan to Basel cover the 163 miles (263 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 12 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $113 (€98), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $97 (€84). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Basel SBB.
Buy your official Trenitalia train tickets to Basel from Milan from $97 (€84) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.
Find the perfect train from Milan to 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 Milan to Basel by train is 163 miles (263 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is $97 (€84). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule between Milan 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.
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: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted 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 3/22/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Milan to Basel before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Milan, Italy from Basel is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/8/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Milan from Basel closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking the train from Milan to Basel, you can choose to depart from train stations like Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. Your route can end in train stations such as Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Milano Centrale and arrive in Basel SBB.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Milano Centrale and travel around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel approximately 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Basel.
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