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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Merano by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße N391
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Meran 095

$30 - $51

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Train  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran Rex

$91 - $170

Train, bus, night bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Landquart 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Landquart to Zernez 6-Y
  3. Take the bus from Zernez, staziun to Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione 811
  4. Take the night bus from Malles to Stazione Merano

$122 - $193

Train via Brennero  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Brennero to Merano Reg / ...

$94 - $176

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Basel to Merano 273.8 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Innsbruck, train  •  10h 10m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Innsbruck (INN) BSL - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen

$143 - $561

Fly to Munich, bus  •  9h 36m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$158 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Merano is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Merano is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Merano. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Meran via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Merano. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Merano/Meran via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 36m.

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The distance between Basel and Merano is 289 km. The road distance is 438.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Merano without a car is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 55.

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It takes approximately 8h 45m to get from Basel to Merano, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Merano 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 Merano is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 170 and takes 9h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Merano.
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  • Distance: 180.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 45m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

You can take a bus from Basel to Merano via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße in around 8h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Merano via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf in around 9h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Landquart
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Landquart to Zernez
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.ch
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 Brennero to Merano
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
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 Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Meran
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zernez, staziun to Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Innsbruck Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Basel to Merano train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Merano/Meran station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Merano is 438 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Basel to Merano.

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KLM, Transavia Holland, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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Book your Basel to Merano bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1048+ hotels available in Merano. Prices start at $82 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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