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from Basel to Florence

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21 Sep
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22 Sep
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23 Sep
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24 Sep
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£35Flixbus
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25 Sep
£90Trenitalia
£73Marino Autolinee
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Sun
26 Sep
£104Frecciarossa
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28 Sep
£64Trenitalia
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29 Sep
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30 Sep
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1 Oct
£104Trenitalia
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2 Oct
£71Trenitalia
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£127Lufthansa Cityline
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3 Oct
£75Trenitalia
£34Flixbus
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4 Oct
£64Trenitalia
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6 Oct
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7 Oct
£64Trenitalia
£34Flixbus
£157Lufthansa Cityline
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8 Oct
£73Trenitalia
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£231Austrian Airlines
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9 Oct
£71Trenitalia
£43Flixbus
£230Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
10 Oct
£90Frecciarossa
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11 Oct
£64Trenitalia
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Travel Information from Basel to Florence

distanceDistance316 miles (509 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £457
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £32 • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £457 • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air Dolomiti or Frecciarossa

Travel 316 miles (509 km) by coach, flight or train from Basel to Florence. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Air Dolomiti or Frecciarossa among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Basel to Florence.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Florence, Italy if I’m coming from Basel, Switzerland?

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

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Florence from Basel?

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Florence, Italy?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Italy has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 20/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Florence from Basel.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Basel, Switzerland from Florence, Italy due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Basel, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Basel from Florence restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Basel from Florence?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 20/09/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from Florence closer to your date of departure here.

How do you get from Basel to Florence?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Basel to Florence. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Basel to Florence?

The cheapest way from Basel to Florence is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £32 compared to other travel options to Florence:

A coach journey is usually £425 less than a journey to Florence by plane, which costs on average £457 for the same trip.

A coach journey is usually £83 less than a journey to Florence by train, which costs on average £115 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Basel to Florence?

The fastest way to get to Florence from Basel is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Florence that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 17 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Basel to Florence?

The distance between Basel and Florence is around 316 miles (509 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Basel to Florence?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Florence is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Florence from Basel as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Basel to Florence?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Basel to Florence:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Basel and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Flights from Basel to Florence most often leave from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Trains from Basel to Florence most often leave from Basel Bahnhof SBB and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Basel to Florence?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Florence:

  • You can travel to Florence from Basel by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £32 with Flixbus from Basel to Florence.
  • You can take a flight from Basel to Florence with Air Dolomiti. Cheap tickets can be found for £457 with Air Dolomiti from Basel to Florence.
  • You can take a train from Basel to Florence with Frecciarossa. Cheap tickets can be found for £115 with Frecciarossa from Basel to Florence.
Is there a way to travel directly from Basel to Florence?

Yes, there are direct services available from Basel to Florence with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with.
  • You can find around 3 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Florence as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Florence from Basel.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Basel and Florence ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Florence often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Milan or Venice. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Florence itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Florence and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket between Basel and Florence online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Basel to Florence, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £32 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £457 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £115 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Basel to Florence tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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