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from Bologna to Basel

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Travel Information between Bologna and Basel

distanceDistance277 miles (447 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $425
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€34) • 7 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $127 (€102) • 7 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 277 miles (447 km) by flight, bus or train from Bologna to Basel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 42 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bologna to Basel.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Bologna, Italy and Basel, Switzerland allowed?

Travel from Bologna, Italy to Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Basel from Bologna restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel, Switzerland from Bologna?

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Bologna and Basel closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Return travel to Bologna, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Bologna, Italy was last verified on 9/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Bologna from Basel.

How do I travel from Bologna to Basel?

You can travel to Basel from Bologna 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bologna to Basel?

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Basel is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $43 (€34) compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a bus is usually $382 (€305) less than taking a flight to Basel, which costs on average $425 (€339) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $85 (€68) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $127 (€102) from Bologna to Basel.

What is the fastest way to get from Bologna to Basel?

The quickest way to travel to Basel from Bologna is by train, which takes on average 7 h 42 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 55 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Bologna and Basel?

The Bologna to Basel distance is around 277 miles (447 km).

How many services a day are there to Basel from Bologna?

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Basel is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling between Bologna and Basel, what are the departure and arrival points in Bologna and Basel?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Bologna Airport and arrive in EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Bologna, Autostazione and arrive in Basel.
  • Most travelers board their train from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.
Which travel operators can get me to Basel from Bologna?

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

  • Lufthansa Cityline can take you to Basel by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa Cityline from Bologna to Basel for $425 (€339).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Basel by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Bologna to Basel tickets on Omio for $43 (€34).
  • Travel with Trenitalia to go to Basel by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Trenitalia Bologna to Basel tickets on Omio for $127 (€102).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Bologna and Basel ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Bologna to Basel don't make Basel their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Basel are Zurich, Paris or Milan, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Basel to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Bologna to Basel tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $425 (€339) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket costs $43 (€34) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $127 (€102) one way for this route.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
Basel
P.za XX Settembre
Amenities
Bologna Centrale
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