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

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Train via Levanto  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

$117 - $191

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Bus  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Milan, Milan N524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia 500

$38 - $67

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Train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$119 - $191

Bus, train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia (Ge) La Spezia - Pisa

$81 - $107

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Cinque Terre 376.8 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Basel to Pisa, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA) BSL - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$54 - $371

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$145 - $397

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

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  4. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$131 - $461

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Basel to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Corniglia via Milano Centrale and Levanto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Basel and Cinque Terre is 416 km. The road distance is 602.9 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 8 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Basel to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Basel to Cinque Terre 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 Cinque Terre is to train which takes 8 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Pisa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Basel to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Levanto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Cinque Terre is 603 km. It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to drive from Basel to Cinque Terre.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Pisa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 260.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Basel to Cinque Terre via Milano Centrale and Levanto in around 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Cinque Terre via Milan, Milan, La Spezia, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, La Spezia - Stazione FS, and La Spezia Centrale in around 11 h 7 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Corniglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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 Basel, Basel central station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Basel to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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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 .

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