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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Locarno 9-Y

$80 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Bellinzona

$31 - $37

4 alternative options

Train via Bellinzona  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona 21 / ...

$80 - $143

Night train, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the night train from Basel SBB to Domodossola Eurocity
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio Express / ...

$77 - $135

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Ascona 168.9 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly, line 50 train, line 20 train, line 1 bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  4. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno
  5. Take the line 1 bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta

$131 - $347

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Ascona is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Basel and Ascona is 181 km. The road distance is 270.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Basel to Ascona, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Ascona. However, there are services departing from Basel and arriving at Ascona, Posta via Bellinzona, Piazza Orico and Locarno, Via della Pace. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Ascona, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Ascona 4 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Basel to Ascona once a week. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Basel SBB to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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