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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Genoa 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  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$99 - $169

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Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria RegioJet

$17 - $24

6 alternative options

Bus Domo Reisen  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Genova - Stazione Marittima

$70 - $95

Bus, train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Savona N508
  2. Take the train from Savona to Genova Brignole Reg / ...

$33 - $59

Drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Genoa 306.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Basel to Genoa  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Genoa (GOA) BSL - GOA

$104 - $428

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 17 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 Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$128 - $376

Fly Basel to Nice, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  2. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe

$61 - $212

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Genoa is to bus which costs SFr 17 - SFr 24 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Genoa is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Genova - Stazione Marittima. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Genova Brignole via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Basel and Genoa is 366 km. The road distance is 490.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 6 h 51 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Basel to Genoa, including transfers.

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Basel to Genoa bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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Basel to Genoa 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 Genoa is to train which takes 6 h 51 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 17 - SFr 24 and takes 7 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 430 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 228.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Genoa via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Genoa via Zürich and Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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

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 Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Savona to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Basel to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Savona
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Basel to Genoa bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Genoa, Piazza Vittoria station.

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Basel to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Genoa is 491 km. It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to drive from Basel to Genoa.

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Eurowings, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 1457+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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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 SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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