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There are 6 ways to get from Basel to Alba by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Milan N524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Alba 424

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Train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

Train, bus  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the train from Basel Dreispitz to Olten S3
  2. Take the bus from Olten Gosgerstrasse to Turin C Vittorio
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

Night bus, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the night bus from Basel SBB to Turin Stura N474
  2. Take the train from Torino Stura to Alba Re

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Basel to Alba 485.2 km

Fly, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Turin (TRN) BSL - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Basel to Alba by bus

The bus journey time between Basel and Alba is around 8h 19m and covers a distance of around 518 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by FlixBus and Marino Autolinee, the Basel to Alba bus service departs from Basel SBB and arrives in Alba. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Buses
8h 19m Average Duration
€29 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Switzerland from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Alba is to night bus and train which costs SFr 28 - SFr 40 and takes 9h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Alba is to drive which costs SFr 95 - SFr 140 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Alba. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Alba via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Alba. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Alba via Zuerich Hb, Milano Centrale Station and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 9m.

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The distance between Basel and Alba is 320 km. The road distance is 485.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Alba without a car is to bus which takes 8h 19m and costs SFr 27 - SFr 55.

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It takes approximately 8h 19m to get from Basel to Alba, including transfers.

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Basel to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Alba train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Alba is to bus which takes 8h 19m and costs SFr 27 - SFr 55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 220 and takes 9h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Alba.
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  • Distance: 319.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 19m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Basel to Alba via Milan in around 8h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Alba via Zuerich Hb, Milano Centrale, Milano Centrale Station, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 9h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Basel to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Basel to Turin via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Flights from Basel to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Train operators
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Dreispitz to Olten
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€25 - €30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Torino Stura to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Alba
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Basel SBB to Turin Stura
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Basel Meret Oppenheim Strasse SBB Station to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Marino Autolinee
Bus from Olten Gosgerstrasse to Turin C Vittorio
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Marino Autolinee

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Turin Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Basel to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Alba station.

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Basel to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Alba is 485 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Basel to Alba.

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Air France, KLM, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Turin Airport.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 9 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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