How to travel from Basel to Milan

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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 Aug 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:40PMBasel5h30 08:10PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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02:40PMBasel5h30 08:10PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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10:33AMBasel SBB4h44 03:17PMMilan Centrale
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10:28AMBasel SBB4h12 02:40PMMilan Centrale
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05:28PMBasel SBB4h12 09:40PMMilan Centrale
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Travel Information from Basel to Milan

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $110
fastestFastest modeTrain • $110 (€102) • 4 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Basel and Milan. 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Basel to Milan

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.

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

Can I enter Italy if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 7/28/22; 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.

The restriction level for your return to Basel, Switzerland from Italy is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Basel from Milan restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Basel from Milan?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 8/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from Milan closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Basel and Milan. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Basel and Milan is by taking a flight with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Milan:

A flight is generally $64 (€59) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $66 (€61) from Basel to Milan.

Taking a flight is usually $108 (€100) less than taking a train to Milan, which costs on average $110 (€102) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Basel and Milan is by train, which takes on average 4 h 12 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Milan by bus can take on average 4 h 35 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 163 miles (263 km) between Basel and Milan.

The average frequency per day from Basel to Milan is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 17 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Basel at Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Milan at Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Flights mostly leave from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and tend to arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Trains from Basel to Milan most often leave from Basel SBB and arrive in Milano Centrale.

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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Milan by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Basel to Milan for $66 (€61).
  • Travel with Trenitalia to go to Milan by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Trenitalia Basel to Milan tickets on Omio for $110 (€102).

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

  • You'll find 3 direct trains per day with Trenitalia.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Basel to Milan don't make Milan their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Milan are Rome, Paris or Naples, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Milan to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Basel to Milan, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $66 (€61) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $110 (€102) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Basel to Milan tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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