There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Como by bus, 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.

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Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Grandate - Stazione

$15 - $22

7 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Como S. Giovanni 6-Y / ...

$85 - $160

Train via Lugano  •  4 h 14 min

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

$88 - $156

Train via Zürich HB  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Como S. Giovanni 10-Y / ...

$93 - $168

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Chiasso

$29 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Como 189.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly to Lugano  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni

$125 - $332

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 29 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 Saronno to Como Lago

$117 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Como is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 22 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Como is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Basel and Como is 226 km. The road distance is 303.3 km.

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The bus from Basel to Grandate - Stazione takes 3 h 43 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Grandate - Stazione. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Como S. Giovanni. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Como.
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  • Distance: 141.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

Gruppo Di Maio operates a bus from Basel to Como once a week. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Como once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 51 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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 Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 Zürich HB to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
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 Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Basel to Grandate - Stazione
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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