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

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Train, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$57 - $100

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Train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen Rex / ...

$96 - $168

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Bolzano 308.8 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$177 - $475

Fly Basel to Munich, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$118 - $339

Fly Basel to Venice, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bolzano

$73 - $416

Fly Basel to Innsbruck, bus, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Innsbruck (INN) BSL - INN
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
  3. Take the train from Vipiteno to Bolzano

$234 - $833

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Bolzano is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Bolzano is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Bolzano. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Bolzano/Bozen via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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The distance between Basel and Bolzano is 309 km. The road distance is 494 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Bolzano without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 8 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Basel to Bolzano, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Basel to Bolzano train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bolzano/Bozen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Bolzano is 494 km. It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to drive from Basel to Bolzano.

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  • Distance: 193.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Bolzano via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
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 Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Vipiteno to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bozen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Alto Adige Bus
Phone
895 895 0831
Email
info@suedtirolbus.it
Website
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com

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