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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$67 - $105

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Train  •  9 h 24 min

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

$91 - $165

Train via Brennero  •  9 h 39 min

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

$94 - $181

Train, bus, night bus  •  9 h 43 min

  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 - Stazione to Merano - Via delle Corse

$124 - $200

Train via Bolzano/Bozen  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen Ec / ...

$129 - $238

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Merano 273.8 miles

$65 - $95

Fly, bus, train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Innsbruck (INN) BSL - INN
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
  3. Take the train from Vipiteno to Merano

$236 - $837

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Basel and Merano is 289 km. The road distance is 438 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Merano. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Merano via Zurich and Bolzano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 6 min.

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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 9 h 24 min.

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

You can take a bus from Basel to Merano via Zurich, Bozen, and Bolzano in around 9 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Merano via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf in around 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Landquart
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
cd.cz
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brennero to Merano
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Vipiteno to Merano
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $17
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Landquart to Zernez
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf. to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bozen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zernez, staziun to Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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