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Train Information between Basel and Florence

distanceDistance316 miles (509 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£96 (€109)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Basel to Florence cover the 316 miles (509 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 17 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £63, but the average price of train tickets is £96. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Train companies

Train between Basel and Florence with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia

Travel from Basel to Florence from £63 with Omio’s train partners Frecciarossa and Trenitalia! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Trenitalia train tickets between Basel and Florence are available on Omio for as little as £63. Trenitalia is Italy’s national railway operator with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Toilets and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travellers, which you can use on Omio. When travelling on a Trenitalia train from Basel to Florence, you can expect to travel 316 miles (509 km). Check Trenitalia’s train timetables and tickets for the Basel to Florence journey and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Florence
Travel by train to Florence easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Florence.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Basel to Florence?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Florence, Italy by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Florence, Italy?

When travelling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 18/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Basel and Florence before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Italy by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Florence to Basel is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Italy?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Florence?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 15/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Florence to Basel train here.

What is the cost of cheap trains from Basel to Florence?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Florence from Basel to cost as little as £63  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Basel to Florence?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Basel to Florence train to cost on average £96  one way.
How far is it from Basel to Florence by train?
The distance to Florence from Basel by train is approximately 316 miles (509 km).
How long does it take from Basel to Florence by train?
The train time between Basel and Florence is on average 7 h 17 min  for the 316 miles (509 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Florence from Basel by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Basel to Florence, which train station in Basel do I depart from and which train station in Florence do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Basel, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When you arrive in Florence, your train can arrive in train stations including Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Basel SBB   to Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Where is the train station in Basel? Where is the train station in Florence?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Basel SBB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Florence most often arrive at Firenze Santa Maria Novella and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies offer a service from Basel to Florence?
If you're looking for trains from Basel to Florence, you can rely on Frecciarossa or Trenitalia to get you to Florence. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Basel to Florence route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between Basel and Florence a day?
The average number of trains departing Basel for Florence is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Basel to Florence?
The first Basel to Florence train departs at 05: 28   and the last train from Basel to Florence leaves at 09: 47. Check out the most up-to-date Basel to Florence train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I buy Basel Florence train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Basel to Florence within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £96 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Basel and Florence are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Florence
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your journey to Florence.