There are 6 ways to get from Basel to Merano by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  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

$31 - $52

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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 Brennero to Merano Reg / ...

$101 - $179

Train, bus  •  9 h 44 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 bus from Malles to Stazione Merano

$127 - $202

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Merano 273.8 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Innsbruck, bus, train  •  9 h 53 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

Fly to Munich, bus  •  9 h 36 min

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

$158 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Merano is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Merano is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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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 8 h 45 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 via Zürich HB, Innsbruck Hbf and Brennero. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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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 8 h 45 min and costs SFr 29 - SFr 50.

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It takes approximately 8 h 45 min 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 8 h 45 min and costs SFr 29 - SFr 50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 180 and takes 9 h 24 min.

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

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 8 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Merano via Zürich HB, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero/Brenner, and Brennero 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
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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
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 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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 - $120
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
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $21
Train from Vipiteno to Merano
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$30 - $40
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.ch
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
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Meran
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 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
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Alto Adige Bus
Phone
895 895 0831
Email
info@suedtirolbus.it
Website
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com

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