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

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Fly from Basel  •  3h 46m

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

75€ - 465€

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Night bus  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the night bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Venice, Venice N401

32€ - 43€

5 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 53m

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

104€ - 431€

Train via Milan  •  8h 46m

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

124€ - 269€

Train  •  8h 58m

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

172€ - 319€

Bus  •  11h 35m

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

47€ - 73€

Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Basel to Venice 610.4 km

80€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Canton of Basel-City to Venice is to night bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 10h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of Basel-City to Venice is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 500 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canton of Basel-City to Venice station. However, there are services departing from Basel, Birmannsgasse and arriving at Venice Tronchetto Train Station via Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Canton of Basel-City to Venice. However, there are services departing from Basel, Birmannsgasse and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Basel Sbb and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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The distance between Canton of Basel-City and Venice is 433 km. The road distance is 610.4 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of Basel-City to Venice without a car is to train via Milan which takes 8h 46m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Canton of Basel-City to Venice, including transfers.

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

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Canton of Basel-City 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 Canton of Basel-City to Venice is to fly which takes 3h 46m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 500. Alternatively, you can train via Milan, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 290 and takes 8h 46m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 11h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Canton of Basel-City to Venice.
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  • Distance: 432.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Canton of Basel-City, Switzerland and Venice, Italy?

easyJet, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Basel to Venice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Venice via Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Basel Sbb, and Milano Centrale in around 8h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 470€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 260€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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€ - 70€
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
Night bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
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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Canton of Basel-City to Venice bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Venice Tronchetto Train Station.

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

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

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

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There are 4389+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Canton of Basel-City to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 12 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 4.

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