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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to European University Institute 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.

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Train via Lugano

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Florence

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Train

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

Drive

  1. Drive from Basel to European University Institute

Fly Basel to Florence

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Florence (FLR)

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR)

Fly Basel to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

Fly Basel to Pisa, bus

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA)
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to European University Institute is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 10h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Basel to European University Institute is to train and fly which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 350.

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The distance between Basel and European University Institute is 507 km. The road distance is 638.4 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to European University Institute without a car is to train via Lugano which takes 7h 31m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Basel to European University Institute, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Basel to European University Institute is to train via Lugano which takes 7h 31m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 10h 48m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 180 and takes 7h 23m.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to European University Institute is 638 km. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Basel to European University Institute.

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KLM, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Air France offer flights from Basel Airport to Florence Airport.

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Map of how to get from Basel to European University Institute.
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  • Distance: 507.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 31m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and European University Institute, Italy?

You can take a train from Basel to European University Institute via Lugano, Milano Centrale, Firenze S.M.N., Stazione Piazza Adua, and San Domenico 01 in around 7h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel SBB to Florence twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €380
Flights from Basel to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €380
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €1100
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €360
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €360
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €380
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €370
Flights from Basel to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€18 - €120
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €130
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €370
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €1400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €900
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€21 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Florence
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com

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