Directions from Basel to Rome

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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 23 min

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

$135 - $243

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Rome N524 / ...

$56 - $92

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Rome

$70 - $110

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Rome 576.4 miles

$130 - $200

Fly from Basel  •  4 h 27 min

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

$70 - $331

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 16 min

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

$93 - $385

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

You can take a train from Basel to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 7 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Rome via Zurich, Rome, and Crociate in around 14 h 59 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
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
$90 - $150
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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $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
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 Rome
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Rome is 739 km. The road distance is 922 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 95 and takes 14 h 59 min.

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

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 23 min.

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.

It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Basel to Rome, including transfers.