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

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Fly from Basel  •  3 h 50 min

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

$54 - $328

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 6 min

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

$99 - $382

Train via Milano Centrale  •  6 h 58 min

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

$116 - $212

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia Ec

$108 - $168

Train, bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Sargans 3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sargans to Venezia

$123 - $187

Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Venezia N401

$80 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Venice 381.4 miles

$90 - $140

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Venezia. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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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 6 h 58 min.

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The distance between Basel and Venice is 434 km. The road distance is 610.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Venice without a car is to train which takes 6 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Basel to Venice, including transfers.

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Basel to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Basel 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 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 58 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 10 h 25 min.

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

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Basel to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Venezia station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Venice.
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  • Distance: 271.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Basel to Venice 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Venice via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 58 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
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 Sargans
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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 Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Sargans to Venezia
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Basel to Venezia
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
domo-reisen.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 6 h 4 min to drive from Basel to Venice.

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

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Book your Basel to Venice train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Basel to Venice bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 4051+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $72 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 .

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