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Recommended option

Train  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€53 - €102

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Turin N506
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 2014 / ...

€22 - €28

3 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  9h 36m

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

€30 - €41

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Basel to Alba 485.2 km

€60 - €90

Fly, train  •  9h 28m

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

€60 - €207

Basel to Alba by train and walk

The journey time between Basel and Alba is around 8h 19m and covers a distance of around 537 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 50m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, ItaloTreno and others, the Basel to Alba service departs from Basel SBB and arrives in Alba. Typically 40 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 19m
Fastest journey time:
6h 50m
Journey distance:
537 km
Services per week:
40
Cheapest price:
€113
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:03
Last service departs at:
17:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basel to Alba train and walk schedules

Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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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, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Alba is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Alba is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 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 Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 35m.

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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 Lugano, Milano Centrale Station and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 22m.

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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 train which takes 8h 22m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 8h 22m 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 train which takes 8h 22m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Alba.
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  • Distance: 319.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 22m

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

You can take a train from Basel to Alba via Lugano, Milano Centrale, Milano Centrale Station, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 8h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Alba via Turin, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 8h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Olbia
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Basel to Turin via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 3 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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Basel SBB to Turin Stura
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Turin Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Basel to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - 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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Volotea, Blue Air, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Turin Airport.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Alba. Prices start at €87 per night.

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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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