There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$119 - $202

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Florence, Florence N524

$40 - $70

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Milan Lampugnano Station
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 Baltour

$50 - $63

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Florence 407.8 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Basel to Florence  •  5 h 41 min

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

$104 - $437

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  4 h 57 min

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

$119 - $431

Fly Basel to Pisa, train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$54 - $368

Fly Basel to Bologna, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Bologna (BLQ) BSL - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$107 - $419

Fly Basel to Venice, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$80 - $370

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Florence, Florence. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Florence. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Basel and Florence is 508 km. The road distance is 652.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Florence without a car is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Basel to Florence, including transfers.

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Basel to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Florence 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 Florence is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Basel to Florence.
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  • Distance: 317.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Florence twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Basel to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Basel to Florence via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $6,000
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 Frecce

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 Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Milan Lampugnano Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Basel Station Sbb to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Firenze
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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Basel to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Florence is 653 km. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from Basel to Florence.

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

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Book your Basel to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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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