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from Milan to Basel

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Basel on Sep 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 11:32AMBasel SBB
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06:20PMMilan Centrale4h12 10:32PMBasel SBB
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08:10AMMilan Centrale4h46 12:56PMBasel SBB
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11:20AMMilan Centrale4h12 03:32PMBasel SBB
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Fri
Sep 24
$127Trenitalia
$27Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$127Trenitalia
$28Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$127Trenitalia
$27Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$90Trenitalia
$34Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$90Trenitalia
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Wed
Sep 29
$90Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$77Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$77Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$77Trenitalia
$27Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$63Trenitalia
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Wed
Oct 6
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$90Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$77Trenitalia
$25Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$63Trenitalia
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Tue
Oct 12
$63Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Wed
Oct 13
$63Trenitalia
$31Flixbus
Thu
Oct 14
$63Trenitalia
$25Flixbus

Travel Information between Milan and Basel

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $90
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€20) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $90 (€72) • 4 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Take a bus or train to travel 163 miles (263 km) from Milan to 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 $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Basel, Switzerland from Milan, Italy?

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21; 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 from Milan to Basel.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Milan, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy 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 9/23/21. 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 Milan from Basel here.

How do I travel from Milan to Basel?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Milan to Basel. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Milan to Basel?

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Basel is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€20) compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a bus is about $65 (€52) less than taking a train, which costs on average $90 (€72) for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Milan to Basel?

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

There are alternative travel options to Basel that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is Basel from Milan?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Milan to Basel?

The average frequency per day from Milan to Basel is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Basel from Milan, what are the departure and arrival points in Milan and Basel?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Basel.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Basel Bahnhof SBB.
Who can get me from Milan to Basel?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Milan and Basel with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Milan to Basel tickets for $25 (€20) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Milan to Basel with Trenitalia. Cheap tickets can be found for $90 (€72) with Trenitalia from Milan to Basel.
Is there a direct service from Milan to Basel?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.

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

Where should I go next after I travel between Milan and Basel?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Milan to Basel often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Strasbourg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Milan and Basel itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Basel and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Basel from Milan online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $25 (€20) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $90 (€72) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Milan 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

Milan
Basel
Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1<br>Bus lines 68
Milano Centrale
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
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