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There are 11 ways to get from Basel to Piraino by plane, train, ferry, bus, car, car ferry or night train

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Fly Basel to Catania, train  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Catania (CTA) BSL - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Gioiosa Marea

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Fly Basel to Palermo, train  •  10h 22m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Palermo (PMO) BSL - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Capo D'orlando-Naso

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Train to Zurich, fly to Catania, train  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Catania (CTA) ZRH - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Gioiosa Marea

Train to Zurich, fly to Palermo, train  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Palermo (PMO) ZRH - PMO
  3. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Capo D'orlando-Naso

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania, train  •  12h 46m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Catania (CTA) MXP - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Gioiosa Marea

Train to Geneva, fly to Catania, train  •  13h 47m

  1. Take the train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Catania (CTA) GVA - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Gioiosa Marea

Train, ferry  •  17h 34m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Rho-Fiera Milano Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Rho-Fiera to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Gioiosa Marea Re

Bus  •  24h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Milan N836 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Brolo Via Ferrara Milan Lampugnano - Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

Drive, car ferry  •  27h 39m

  1. Drive from Basel to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
  3. Drive from Palermo to Piraino

Bus via Grottaminarda  •  32h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Grottaminarda
  2. Take the bus from Grottaminarda Via A.Moro to Messina Main Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Messina to Brolo

Train, night train, bus  •  25h 39m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Messina Centrale Ini
  3. Take the bus from Messina to Brolo
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Piraino is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Piraino is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Piraino is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Piraino is to bus which costs SFr 95 - SFr 150 and takes 24h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Piraino is to fly and train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 390 and takes 10h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Piraino. However, there are services departing from Basel and arriving at Fiumara via Grottaminarda Via A.Moro, Messina and Brolo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 58m.

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The distance between Basel and Piraino is 1201 km.

The best way to get from Basel to Piraino without a car is to train and ferry which takes 17h 34m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 400.

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It takes approximately 10h 13m to get from Basel to Piraino, including transfers.

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Basel to Piraino bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Basel station.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Basel to Piraino bus services, operated by MagTour, arrive at Brolo station.

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Lufthansa, easyJet and Wizz Air offer flights from Basel Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Piraino.
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  • Distance: 1200.7 km
  • Duration: 10h 13m

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

You can take a bus from Basel to Piraino via Milan Lampugnano and Brolo Via Ferrara in around 24h 57m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €370
Flights from Basel to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€55 - €370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €210
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€21 - €210
Flights from Basel to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€12 - €230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Zurich to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €480
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €750
Flights from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€27 - €170
Flights from Basel to Catania via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €150
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Train operators
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Messina Centrale to Gioiosa Marea
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €11
Train from Palermo Centrale to Capo D'orlando-Naso
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Palermo Centrale to Capo D'orlando-Naso
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€95 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€25 - €30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Rho-Fiera to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€60 - €85
Smart Low Cost
€55 - €85
Smart Flex
€110 - €170
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
17h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel SBB to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Basel Meret Oppenheim Strasse SBB Station to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Marino Autolinee
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Brolo Via Ferrara
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Basel to Grottaminarda
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Grottaminarda Via A.Moro to Messina Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €50
Website
Itabus
MagTour
Phone
+39 0941.581038
Email
info@magtour.com
Website
magtour.it
Bus from Messina to Brolo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €7
Schedules at
magtour.it
Ferry operators
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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