There are 7 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.

Recommended option

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

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

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 - $162

Ferry, bus Autolinee Ventre  •  9 h 21 min

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

$44 - $55

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 36 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 - $375

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varenna to Basel is to ferry and bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varenna to Basel is to drive which takes 4 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The distance between Varenna and Basel is 216 km. The road distance is 354 km.

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

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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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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
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
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 Milan Linate to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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
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
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
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 - $21
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
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
$75 - $190
Train from Lugano to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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
$27
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Ferry operators

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