There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Milan by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...

$85 - $150

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Milan 218.2 miles

$23

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne to Milan Ouibus

$45 - $86

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Milan, Milan 107 / ...

$23 - $36

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Milan 218.2 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$118 - $353

Fly Basel to Milan Linate  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Milan Linate (LIN) BSL - LIN

$74 - $349

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano, train  •  5 h 15 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

$132 - $345

Fly Basel to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BSL - MXP

$80 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Milan is to rideshare which costs SFr 23 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Milan is to drive which takes 3 h 45 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 80.

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The distance between Basel and Milan is 264 km. The road distance is 349 km.

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The train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale takes 4 h 6 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Milan 4 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 6 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Milan 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Basel to Milan Linate via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Basel to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Basel to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Luzern Hbf to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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