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There are 7 ways to get from Ancona to Basel by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Bologna  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB Ec

SFr 120 - SFr 314

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Fly to Basel  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Basel (BSL) AOI - BSL

SFr 40 - SFr 179

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Ancona Nord to Basel

SFr 57

Train  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno Re
  3. Take the train from Locarno to Basel SBB

Bus via Senigallia  •  13h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Senigallia to Basilea Badisher

Drive  •  7h 31m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Basel 766.8 km

SFr 100 - SFr 160

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Zurich (ZRH) AOI - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

SFr 131 - SFr 374

Ancona to Basel by train

The train journey time between Ancona and Basel is around 10h 13m and covers a distance of around 744 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 37m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia and others, the Ancona to Basel train service departs from Ancona and arrives in Basel SBB. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 13m
Fastest train time:
7h 37m
Trains per week:
48
Cheapest price:
SFr 123
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:15
Last train departs at:
19:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ancona to Basel train schedules

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This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Basel is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Basel is to bus which costs €52 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Basel is to fly and train which costs €110 - €340 and takes 6h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ancona Nord and arriving at Basel. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 11h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ancona to Basel. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Basel SBB via Bologna Centrale, Milano Centrale and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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The distance between Ancona and Basel is 638 km. The road distance is 766.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Basel without a car is to train via Bologna which takes 8h 51m and costs €100 - €290.

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It takes approximately 8h 51m to get from Ancona to Basel, including transfers.

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Ancona to Basel bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, depart from Ancona Nord station.

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Ancona to Basel train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Ancona station.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Basel is to train via Bologna which takes 8h 51m and costs €100 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €52 and takes 11h, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €170 and takes 6h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Basel.
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  • Distance: 637.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 51m

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ancona to Basel via Bologna Centrale, Milano Centrale, and Lugano in around 8h 51m. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Ancona Nord to Basel once a week. Tickets cost SFr 57 and the journey takes 11h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 220
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 210
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 220
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Catania
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 250
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 230
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Munich, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 450
Flights from Ancona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Ancona to Basel via Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Ancona to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ancona to Zurich via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 380
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Base Premium
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Base Standard
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Base Premium
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Train from Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Base Standard
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Base Premium
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Train from Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 28 - SFr 31
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 26
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Smart Low Cost
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Smart Flex
SFr 19 - SFr 26
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Locarno to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Bus operators
Bartolini Turismo
Phone
+39 0825-26416
Email
prenotazioni@bartolinipullman.it
Website
bartolinipullman.it
Bus from Senigallia to Basilea Badisher
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
bartolinipullman.it

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There is no direct flight from Ancona Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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Ancona to Basel bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, arrive at Basel station.

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Ancona to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Basel is 767 km. It takes approximately 7h 31m to drive from Ancona to Basel.

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Albawings, Wizz Air, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Ancona Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Ancona Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs €1 - €4.

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