How to travel from Florence to Basel

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Travel Information from Florence to Basel

distanceDistance316 miles (509 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $333 (€297) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Trenitalia

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 316 miles (509 km) to Basel from Florence. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, HOP! Or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Florence to Basel.

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/25/22; 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 from Florence to Basel.

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

Is my journey back to Florence from Basel restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Florence, Italy?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 6/27/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Florence from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Florence and Basel including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Basel is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Basel:

A ferry is generally $78 (€70) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $78 (€70) from Florence to Basel.

Taking a ferry is about $333 (€297) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $333 (€297) for this journey.

A ferry is generally $154 (€137) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $154 (€137) from Florence to Basel.

The fastest way to get to Basel from Florence is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Basel can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 32 min.

Basel is approximately 316 miles (509 km) away from Florence.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Basel is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Florence to 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 Florence to Basel:

  • Buses mostly depart from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Flights mostly leave from Florence Peretola Airport and tend to arrive in EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Trains from Florence to Basel most often leave from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Basel SBB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Florence to Basel:

  • You can go to Basel from Florence by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $78 (€70) with Flixbus from Florence to Basel on Omio.
  • You can go to Basel from Florence by plane with HOP! You'll see cheap plane tickets for $333 (€297) with HOP! From Florence to Basel on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Florence to Basel with Trenitalia. Cheap tickets can be found for $154 (€137) with Trenitalia from Florence to Basel.
Many of our customers traveling from Florence 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!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $78 (€70) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $333 (€297) one way for this route.
  • A ferry ticket for this trip costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $154 (€137) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Florence to Basel 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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