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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Bolzano by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$26 - $45

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Train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen Rex / ...

$89 - $166

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Bolzano 308.8 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, bus  •  8 h 6 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

$183 - $473

Fly Basel to Innsbruck, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Innsbruck (INN) BSL - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen

$103 - $501

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 12 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano/Bozen

$73 - $365

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano/Bozen

$118 - $419

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Bolzano is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 7 h 10 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 bus from Basel to Bolzano. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Bozen via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 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 44 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 bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 45.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Basel to Bolzano, including transfers.

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Basel to Bolzano bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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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 best way to get from Basel to Bolzano is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 170 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Bolzano.
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  • Distance: 193.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Basel to Bolzano via Zurich in around 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Bolzano via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf in around 8 h 44 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 Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
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
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zürich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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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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FlexFlight ApS, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1458+ hotels available in Bolzano. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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