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

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Fly from Basel  •  3h 51m

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

51€ - 154€

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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, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Venice (VCE) FRA - VCE

120€ - 306€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE) GVA - VCE

129€ - 273€

Train  •  7h 39m

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

178€ - 320€

Train via Arth  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Chiasso Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Chiasso to Venezia S. Lucia

109€ - 190€

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from Basel to Venice 599.5 km

70€ - 110€

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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 170 and takes 3h 51m.

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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 a week, and operate Sunday. 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 Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 39m.

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The distance between Basel and Venice is 434 km. The road distance is 599.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Venice without a car is to train which takes 7h 39m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m 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 51m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 350 and takes 7h 39m, 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 51m

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

easyJet flies from Basel to Venice twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Venice via Milano Centrale in around 7h 39m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 750€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 450€
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 160€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Arth-Goldau to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Arth-Goldau to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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€ - 80€
Website
ExpressBus

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 600 km. It takes approximately 6h to drive from Basel to Venice.

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easyJet offers flights from Basel Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 8376+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 9 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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