There are 11 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 9 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Ec / ...

$99 - $187

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Genoa, Genoa N506

$30 - $55

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Train via Genova Brignole  •  6 h 55 min

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

$99 - $170

Train, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Janov, Piazza Vittoria Rj

$47 - $77

Drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Genoa 306.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Basel to Genoa  •  6 h 5 min

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

$64 - $298

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6 h 18 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 Piazza Principe

$121 - $392

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe

$142 - $385

Fly Basel to Pisa, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA) BSL - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Genova Brignole

$70 - $389

Fly Basel to Nice, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Genoa, Genoa

$49 - $183

Train to Zurich, fly to Nice, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Genoa, Genoa

$107 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Genoa is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 15 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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The distance between Basel and Genoa is 366 km. The road distance is 490.6 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Basel to Genoa, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Genoa, Genoa. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 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 Piazza Principe via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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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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Basel to Genoa bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 228.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 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 9 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Genoa twice a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Genoa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Janov, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
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 Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice, Nice to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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