The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Venice to Basel is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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|Distance||268 miles (433 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 46 min|
|Average train ticket price||$116 (€102)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Train providers||Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, ItaloTreno or Frecciabianca|
Trains from Venice to Basel cover the 268 miles (433 km) long route taking on average 8 h 46 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, ItaloTreno or Frecciabianca. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $72 (€64), but the average price of train tickets is $116 (€102). Travelers depart most frequently from Venezia Mestre and arrive in Basel SBB.
Travel from Venice to Basel from $72 (€64) with Omio’s train partners Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciarossa! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
Step on board a Frecciarossa train and relax as you travel across Italy. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed trains make about 200 connections across Italy per day and are renowned for their comfort, speed and reduced environmental impact. Frecciarossa trains reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh), so you can travel 268 miles (433 km) quickly to Basel from Venice. When booking your Frecciarossa train to Basel from Venice, you can choose between four different classes: Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive. While each class offers different levels of comfort, all Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers.
Prices for the Venice to Basel train start as low as $138 (€121) one-way on Omio. Simply check the latest Trenitalia Frecciarossa train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, choose between the Super Economy, Economy, and Base fares, and book your cheap train from Venice to Basel on Omio today!
Frecciarossa from Venice to Basel train information:
Italo is a brand of high-speed trains from the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) offering regular services to popular cities around Italy, such as Rome, Naples, Florence and Milan. Among its fleet of trains are the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly train that can reach speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). You can choose from the following Italo ticket types when purchasing tickets between Venice and Basel: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex. Italo offers four different class options: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Standard services in all Italo trains include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of films, music and games). While some amenities may differ based on the class option booked, each train car is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort.
Train information from Venice to Basel with Italo:
Trenitalia train tickets to Basel from Venice are available on Omio for as little as $72 (€64). 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 from Venice to Basel, you can expect to travel 268 miles (433 km). Check Trenitalia’s train schedules and tickets for the Venice to Basel trip and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!
The picturesque city of Venice, sometimes called the Floating City, is built above the waters of the Adriatic Sea along the eastern shores of Northern Italy. It is located about 268 miles (433 km) southeast of Basel, which is known as the cultural capital of Switzerland because of its many museums. Traveling from Venice to Basel by train usually takes between about 7h 12min and 9h 18min, although there is a night train that takes almost 12h 30min to complete the journey. With over ten trains departing Venice daily, travelers rarely have to wait more than 2h for the next train.
More than 10 trains trains depart daily from Venice to Basel. The first train leaves Venice around 06:18 a.m., and trains depart periodically until about 05:26 p.m. There is also a night train that departs around 11:05 p.m. Departures are scheduled every 1h to 3h, with the highest concentration of trains departing in the morning rush hour (before about 09:00 a.m.).
The journey by train from Venice to Basel can be as quick as about 7h 12min, but most trains arrive at their destination in about 7h 30min to 8h 30min. The night train route is the longest route between the cities, with a total duration of over 12h. A few of the daily trains require either 1 or 2 transfers, but passengers on most of the routes change trains 3 times along the way.
Departure train station: All of the trains from Venice to Basel depart from Venice’s Santa Lucia railway station, which is located directly on the city’s Grand Canal. Venice is a very walkable city, and many travelers choose to walk to the station from the city center; the station is less than 1.5 miles (2.3 km) from St Mark’s Square. Travelers can also take the vaporetto water bus, which stops at different points along the canal to carry passengers to the Grand Canal in front of the station. The Santa Lucia station handles a lot of tourist traffic and offers many facilities for its passengers, including plenty of shopping and dining options, VIP lounges, information for tourists, train ticket offices and ticket machines, a luggage storage counter, vending machines and restrooms.
Arrival train station: The Venice to Basel trains arrive at the Basel SBB railway station, which is one of the largest stations along the Swiss border. The station offers about 50 shops, restaurants and services. Some of the services at the station include ticket counters, information for tourists, currency exchange, car and bike rentals, luggage storage, and restrooms. Basel SBB is located in the southern part of the city center, about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) south of the city’s marketplatz where shoppers can pick up fresh fruits, veggies and flowers. It’s easy to walk almost anywhere in the city center, but if visitors prefer to take public transportation to the center of town, they can pick up one of the buses and trams that stop outside the station. The #8, #11 and #16 trams all carry passengers to the marketplatz in less than 10min, as does the #30 bus.
The train companies that travel from Venice to Basel are Trenitalia and Swiss Railways. Passengers start the journey on a Trenitalia train and transfer to a Swiss Railways train along the way. Trenitalia is the primary railway company in Italy, operating Regional, Intercity and high-speed trains between over 200 cities in the country; it operates its Frecciarossa high-speed trains on almost all of the Venice to Basel routes. One of the safest and most efficient rail companies in Europe, Swiss Railways is also known as SBB CFF FFS (which is an abbreviated version of the company’s names in German, French and Italian), or simply SBB. SBB operates its Intercity and Eurocity trains from Venice to Basel.
There are over ten trains that make the journey from Venice to Basel each day, including weekends and holidays. Trains leave the station about once an hour until about 12:30 p.m. After that, fewer departures are scheduled until the early evening. There is also a night train that departs at around 11:05 p.m. The train operator for the first part of the route is Trenitalia, which operates its high-speed Frecciarossa trains on between the cities.
On a handful of the daily trains, passengers change trains only one or two times, but on most of the routes passengers transfer trains three times before arriving in Basel. Swiss Railways operates the trains for the second half of the route; its Intercity and Eurocity trains arrive in Basel.
Trenitalia operates it high-speed Frecciarossa trains on the first part of the Venice to Basel routes. The Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service (Standard, Premium, Business and Executive). The modern, air-conditioned trains have restrooms in each train car, a car equipped with a bar and bistro area, internet access, and electrical sockets at every seat. Swiss Railways (SBB) operates its Eurocity (EC) and Intercity (IC) trains on the last part of the journey from Venice to Basel. The EC trains offer 2 classes of services (First and Second). On the EC trains, passengers can enjoy modern, air-conditioned cars that are equipped with a dining car and separate zones for women traveling alone, as well as for women who are breastfeeding and families traveling with toddlers. The IC trains also offer First- and Second-class services. Most IC trains have sequestered quiet and business zones as well as a restaurant car and/or a cart offering food and beverages services throughout the train. Neither Trenitalia nor SBB place limits on luggage or charge fees for excess baggage. Passengers should just make sure that their luggage fits in the designated spaces on the train. Passengers with bicycles should make sure the bikes are folded and stored in a bag, which must be kept with the rest of the luggage on the train. Fully assembled bikes cannot be brought on board trains serving the Venice to Basel routes. There are no fees for small pets brought on board any Trenitalia and SBB trains. For Trenitalia trains, small pets must be able to travel in a carry-on pet crate and for SBB trains, small dogs can be no taller than 11.8 in (30 cm) at the shoulders and must travel in a crate, basket or other container during the trip. Both companies charge a fee for larger dogs and require that larger dogs remain leashed and muzzled while on board the train. Trenitalia and SBB can make accommodations for disabled passengers; travelers should contact their company in advance of the trip to make any special arrangements. It is recommended that passengers contact Trenitalia or SBB at least 48h before traveling to set up the additional services.
Cheap trains from Venice to Basel are easy to find, especially if travelers are flexible with their travel days and times and book their tickets several weeks before their trip to lock in the best deals. Trains departing in the afternoon tend to be cheaper than trains that depart during the morning rush. Trenitalia and SBB offer a wide variety of discounts; travelers may qualify for senior, youth and student discounts. Passengers traveling with a group of five or more people or with children may qualify for group or family discounts. Young children travel for free or at a reduced fare with Trenitalia and SBB.
Travel by train between Venice, Italy and Basel, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 3/22/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Venice and Basel closer to your date of departure here
The restriction level for your return train to Venice, 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 Venice from Basel closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking a train from Venice, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Venezia Mestre, Venezia Santa Lucia and Venice. 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 Venezia Mestre to Basel SBB.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Venezia Mestre, is located 5.6 miles (9.1 km) from the city center of Venice.
The most popular arrival train station, Basel SBB, is located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city center of Basel.
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