There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Ticino 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.

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Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$80 - $150

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Lugano 170.5 miles

$16

5 alternative options

Train via Lugano, Ponte Madonnetta  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ece

$82 - $144

Train via Zürich HB  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$83 - $153

Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Lugano Sud

$26 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Lugano 171.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  3 h 31 min

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

$110 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Ticino is to rideshare which costs SFr 16 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Ticino is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Basel and Ticino is 163 km. The road distance is 273.9 km.

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The train from Basel SBB to Lugano takes 3 h 13 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Ticino. However, there are services departing from Basel and arriving at Lugano, Autosilo Balestra via Pambio-Noranco, Posta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Lugano. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Ticino, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Lugano every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $150 and the journey takes 3 h 13 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Basel to Lugano once a week. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $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
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Lugano Sud
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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