There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Basel 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  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Eurocity / ...

$30 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Basel, Basel central station N836 / ...

$21 - $37

5 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Basel 216.1 miles

$22 - $24

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Basel 216 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$116 - $355

Fly Milan Malpensa to Basel  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Basel (BSL) MXP - BSL

$61 - $230

Train to Lugano, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 2 min

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

$134 - $334

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Basel is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Basel is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Milan and Basel is 264 km. The road distance is 345.6 km.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB takes 4 h 6 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Basel 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 6 min. Trenitalia also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Basel 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $120
First
$80 - $190
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$39
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $120
First
$80 - $190
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $41
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Basel Station Sbb
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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