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from Basel to Milan

You can get from Basel to Milan by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to Milan on 20 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:28Basel SBB4h12 21:40Milan Centrale
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£901One-way
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17:28Basel SBB4h12 21:40Milan Centrale
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06:28Basel SBB4h12 10:40Milan Centrale
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12:28Basel SBB4h12 16:40Milan Centrale
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11:03Basel SBB4h47 15:50Milan Centrale
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Tue
19 Oct
£90Trenitalia
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Wed
20 Oct
£90Trenitalia
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Thu
21 Oct
£90Trenitalia
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Fri
22 Oct
£64Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£64Trenitalia
£32Marino Autolinee
Sun
24 Oct
£64Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£64Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£55Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£55Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£72Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£81Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£45Trenitalia
£19Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£45Trenitalia
£26Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£45Trenitalia
£18Flixbus

Travel Information between Basel and Milan

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £64
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 4 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £64 • 4 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by coach or train to Milan from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Basel to Milan.

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

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Milan, 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 Milan 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 Milan, 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 18/10/2021. 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 between Basel and Milan.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Basel, Switzerland from Milan, 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 Milan 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 Milan?

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
  • 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 15/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from Milan closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Basel to Milan?

There are 2 travel options from Basel to Milan: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Basel to Milan?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Basel to Milan, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Milan:

A coach is generally £46 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £64 from Basel to Milan.

What is the fastest way to get to Milan from Basel?

The fastest way from Basel to Milan is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 12 min.

Other travel options from Basel to Milan can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 35 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Basel and Milan

The Basel to Milan distance is approximately 163 miles (263 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Basel to Milan is:

  • 3 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Basel and tend to arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Trains most often depart from Basel at Basel SBB and arrive in Milan at Milano Centrale.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Basel to Milan?

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

  • You can take a coach from Basel to Milan with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £18 with Flixbus from Basel to Milan.
  • You can travel by train to Milan from Basel with Trenitalia, and you can find Trenitalia Basel to Milan tickets for £64 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Basel to Milan?

Yes, there are direct services available between Basel and Milan with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct train with Trenitalia with 3 direct trains per day.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Milan from Basel?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Milan often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Naples. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Milan itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Milan and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Basel and Milan online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Basel and Milan, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £18 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £64 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Basel and Milan online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.