There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Venice by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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Fly from Basel  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE

50€ - 304€

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Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Venice Tronchetto Train Station Basel-Venedig / ...

45€ - 65€

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE

69€ - 334€

Train via Milan  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Brig Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Fr / ...

119€ - 255€

Train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

155€ - 285€

Train, night train  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Brig Ec / ...
  2. Take the night train from Brig to Venezia S. Lucia En

110€ - 175€

Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Basel to Venice 610.4 km

80€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Venice is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 70 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Venice is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 340 and takes 3h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse and arriving at Venice Tronchetto Train Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Venice. However, there are services departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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The distance between Basel and Venice is 434 km. The road distance is 610.4 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Venice without a car is to train via Milan which takes 7h 54m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Basel to Venice, including transfers.

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Basel to Venice bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse station.

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Basel to Venice 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 Venice is to fly which takes 3h 43m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 340. Alternatively, you can train via Milan, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 280 and takes 7h 54m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 70 and takes 10h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Venice.
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  • Distance: 433.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Basel to Venice 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Venice via Brig and Milano Centrale in around 7h 54m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 950€
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 250€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Brig to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Thello
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
ExpressBus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Basel to Venice bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Venice Tronchetto Train Station.

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Basel to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Venice is 610 km. It takes approximately 6h 6m to drive from Basel to Venice.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti offer flights from Basel Airport to Venice Airport.

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Book your Basel to Venice bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 3303+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 87€ 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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