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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Florence 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  •  6h 5m

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

$118 - $201

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Bus FlixBus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Florence, Florence N524 / ...

$33 - $65

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Bus Globtour  •  13h 25m

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

$50 - $72

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Basel to Florence 407.8 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Basel to Florence  •  5h 46m

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

$104 - $437

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

  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  •  6h 44m

  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  •  6h 35m

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

$115 - $419

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 430 and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Florence. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Florence, Florence via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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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 6h 5m.

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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 6h 5m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Basel to Florence, including transfers.

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Basel to Florence bus services, operated by Globtour, arrive at Basel Station Sbb.

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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 6h 5m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 10h 10m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 440 and takes 5h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Florence.
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  • Distance: 317.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

You can take a train from Basel to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 6h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Florence via Zurich in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Basel to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Basel to Florence via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Basel to Florence via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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
4h 6m
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
1h 12m
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
4h 6m
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zürich
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Zurich to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Basel Station Sbb to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
globtour.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Baltour
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Firenze
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Basel to Florence bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 station.

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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 6h 33m to drive from Basel to Florence.

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TAP Portugal, Air Dolomiti, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Basel to Florence bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 6130+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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