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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Rome by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Basel  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Rome (FCO) BSL - FCO

$69 - $331

6 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Rome (FCO) ZRH - FCO

$99 - $385

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

$142 - $357

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$129 - $241

Bus and ferry  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Rome

$70 - $110

Train, bus  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich Altstetten 36
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Rome N524 / ...

$86 - $147

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Rome 576.4 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Rome is to bus and ferry which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Rome is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 330 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Rome. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Rome. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Basel and Rome is 739 km. The road distance is 922.3 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7 h 41 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Basel to Rome, including transfers.

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Basel to Rome bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Rome 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 Rome is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 250 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Rome.
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  • Distance: 462.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Basel to Rome twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich Altstetten
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Basel to Rome bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Rome station.

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Basel to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Rome is 922 km. It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to drive from Basel to Rome.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 11683+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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