There are 9 ways to get from Varenna to Basel by train, ferry, bus, 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  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale Re_8
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Eurocity / ...

$37 - $141

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Ferry, bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio 806 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Menaggio Piazza Roma to Como Stazione Autolinee C10
  3. Take the bus from Grandate - Stazione to Basel

$24 - $35

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Ferry, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio 806 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB 21 / ...

$88 - $163

Ferry, bus Autolinee Ventre  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Tremezzo 809 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiasso to Basel

$45 - $56

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Varenna to Basel 221.1 miles

$50 - $80

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$115 - $376

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Basel  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Basel (BSL) LIN - BSL

$91 - $361

Train, train to Lugano, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Monza
  2. Take the train from Monza to Lugano
  3. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$138 - $352

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Basel  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Basel (BSL) MXP - BSL

$60 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Varenna to Basel is to ferry and bus which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varenna to Basel is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Varenna to Basel. However, there are services departing from Varenna Esino and arriving at Basel SBB via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between Varenna and Basel is 216 km. The road distance is 353.7 km.

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The best way to get from Varenna to Basel without a car is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs 30€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Varenna to Basel, including transfers.

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Varenna to Basel train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varenna Esino station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Varenna to Basel train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varenna to Basel is 354 km. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Varenna to Basel.

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  • Distance: 134.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Varenna to Basel via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Barcelona
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 Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
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
Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $22
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Varenna Esino to Monza
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $120
First
$80 - $200
Train from Lugano to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$24 - $26
First
$36
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 Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Menaggio Piazza Roma to Como Stazione Autolinee
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Grandate - Stazione to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Chiasso to Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Ferry operators

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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