There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Como by train, bus, 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 51 min

  1. 6-Y / ...

$90 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Ouibus

$31 - $49

6 alternative options

Train via Zürich HB  •  4 h 35 min

  1. 3 / ...
  2. 2 / ...

$90 - $167

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  5 h 48 min

$31 - $36

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. 189.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. ZRH - LUG

$125 - $333

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. ZRH - MXP

$117 - $356

Fly Basel to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 30 min

  1. BSL - MXP

$79 - $332

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Como once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 51 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Como via Zurich, Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen, and Zürich in around 5 h 32 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $160
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Como
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Como is 226 km. The road distance is 303 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Como is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 36 and takes 5 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Como is to drive which takes 3 h 15 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 65.

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

The train from Basel SBB to Como S. Giovanni takes 3 h 51 min including transfers and departs once daily.