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from Basel to Milan

You can get from Basel to Milan by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to Milan on Oct 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:35PMBasel4h30 11:05PMMilan
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06:35PMBasel4h30 11:05PMMilan
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$361One-way

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Sun
Oct 24
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$31Flixbus
Mon
Oct 25
$126Trenitalia
$27Flixbus
Tue
Oct 26
$89Trenitalia
$27Flixbus
Wed
Oct 27
$89Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Thu
Oct 28
$89Trenitalia
$27Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$89Trenitalia
$29Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$77Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$77Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$51Trenitalia
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Tue
Nov 2
$51Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Wed
Nov 3
$63Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Thu
Nov 4
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sat
Nov 6
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sun
Nov 7
$51Trenitalia
$29Flixbus
Mon
Nov 8
$51Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Tue
Nov 9
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Wed
Nov 10
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Thu
Nov 11
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Fri
Nov 12
$51Trenitalia
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Travel Information from Basel to Milan

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $88
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 4 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $88 (€72) • 4 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Take a bus or train to travel 163 miles (263 km) to Milan from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Basel to Milan.

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Travel to Milan 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 Basel to Milan.
FAQs
Does Italy have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Basel and Milan?

International travel from Basel, Switzerland to Milan, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Milan if traveling from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Milan, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/22/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Milan from Basel.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Basel, Switzerland from Milan, Italy due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Milan, Italy?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Milan?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Milan here.

What are the ways to get from Basel to Milan?

There are 2 ways to travel from Basel to Milan including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Basel to Milan?

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Milan is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€20) compared to other travel options to Milan:

A bus is $64 (€52) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Basel to Milan costing on average $88 (€72).

What is the quickest way to get from Basel to Milan?

The fastest way to get to Milan from Basel is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 12 min.

Other travel options to Milan can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 35 min   on average.

What is the distance from Basel to Milan?

The Basel to Milan distance is around 163 miles (263 km).

How many services a day are there between Basel and Milan?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Milan is:

  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Basel to Milan as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Basel to Milan, where do I depart from Basel and where do I arrive in Milan?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Basel to Milan:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Basel to Milan depart from Basel to Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Most travelers board their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Milano Centrale.
Which travel operators can get me to Milan from Basel?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Milan, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Basel to Milan tickets on Omio for $24 (€20).
  • Trenitalia can get you to Milan by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Trenitalia from Basel to Milan for $88 (€72) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Basel to Milan?

Yes, there are direct routes from Basel to Milan with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 3 direct trains per day to Milan with Trenitalia.

Direct services to Milan tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Basel and Milan ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Basel to Milan? Many Omio customers who go from Basel to Milan usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Naples. If you're looking to explore Rome, Paris or Naples from Milan, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book tickets from Basel to Milan online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Basel to Milan, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $88 (€72) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Basel to Milan online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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