How to travel from Milan to Basel

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from Milan to Basel

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

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To get from Milan to Basel on Feb 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Milan to Basel

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $117
fastestFastest modeTrain • $117 (€102) • 4 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 163 miles (263 km) from Milan to Basel. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Milan to Basel.

How to get from Milan to Basel

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Basel, 83,12% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Milan to Basel and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

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

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

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 1/24/23; 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 between Milan and Basel.

The restriction level for your return to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Milan from Basel restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Milan, 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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 1/9/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Milan from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel from Milan to Basel including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Basel is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a flight is about $29 (€25) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€30) for this trip.

A flight is generally $111 (€97) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $117 (€102) from Milan to Basel.

The quickest way to travel to Basel from Milan is by train, which takes on average 4 h 47 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Basel by bus can take on average 5 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Basel by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Milan to Basel is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Basel by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Milan to Basel for $34 (€30).
  • Travel with Trenitalia to go to Basel by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Trenitalia Milan to Basel tickets on Omio for $117 (€102).

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

  • You can find 4 direct trains per day to Basel with Trenitalia.

Direct services to Basel 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 trip.

Many of our customers traveling from Milan to Basel don't make Basel their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Basel are Zurich, Paris or Strasbourg, 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!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $34 (€30) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $6 (€5) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $117 (€102) one way.

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

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