There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Lake Maggiore by bus, car, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Lugano Sud

$34 - $39

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Lake Maggiore 181.4 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  3 h 45 min

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

$110 - $301

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Lake Maggiore, Italy?

Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Basel to Lake Maggiore once a week. Tickets cost $26 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Lugano Sud
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Lake Maggiore is 192 km. The road distance is 290 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Lake Maggiore is to bus which costs SFr 32 - SFr 38 and takes 5 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Lake Maggiore is to drive which takes 3 h 18 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 65.

It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Basel to Lake Maggiore, including transfers.